We are MCFLAC

About the Media, Communication, and Film Studies Programs at Liberal Arts Colleges (MCFLAC) Consortium

Media, communication, and film studies programs are growing at liberal arts institutions around the United States, with new programs established each year. At our member-colleges, the study of media, film and communication is firmly grounded in the liberal arts ethos. Our programs are small, agile by necessity, and unusually cross-disciplinary. They are also, most of them, newcomers to the liberal arts scene, with a unique set of challenges.

To find our way, we need to share our curricula, experiences, and best practices. The Media, Communication, and Film Studies Programs at Liberal Arts Colleges (MCFLAC) Consortium was established to form this community.

What we do

MCFLAC is a gathering place, a community, and a resource for media/communication/film programs and their host institutions. We serve members in a number of different ways.

Symposium

Every year, MCFLAC members gather for two days at one of our campuses for a mix of panels, workshops, key-text discussions, lighting sessions, along with informal discussion and exchange.

Resource Sharing

MCFLAC is developing an up-to-date program directory, a reviewer database, and an active email list for sharing assignments, calls, and other resources.

Best Practices

MCFLAC is developing guidelines and best-practices documents across a range of media-specific areas, including program review and equipment management.

Advocacy

MCFLAC is a national advocate for liberal arts colleges within the fields of film, media and communication studies.