• MSNBC's J.J. Ramberg

    January 11, 2016

    Small business expert
  • Pretentious Film Majors

    December 2, 2015

    New Episode
  • Creator of THE FIFTH BEATLE

    October 23, 2015

    Award-winning Broadway producer Vivek Tiwary will visit Drexel
  • We're Going to Havana

    October 7, 2015

    New Study Abroad Program - Cuba Documentary Workshop
  • Love Movies? Take a Minor

    October 7, 2015

    Film Studies
  • Visiting Film & Video Professor

    September 15, 2015

  • Cinema & TV Leadership

    September 15, 2015

    New Department Head and Program Director
  • 5th Year of DiLA

    July 8, 2015

  • NASAD Accreditation

    July 8, 2015

  • Film & Video Senior Show Screening

    May 13, 2015

    18 short films span the gamut
  • Father of African Cinema

    April 21, 2015

    Documentarian and biographer Samba Gadjigo to visit Westphal
  • Women of the Sea

    April 3, 2015

    Film & Video graduates receive raft of awards for short documentary HAENYEO.
  • Lizzie McGuire Director

    April 3, 2015

    Jim Fall to give live director's commentary
  • Lights! Camera! Bloom!

    March 2, 2015

    Two Westphal student films were chosen for first place in the Philadelphia Flower Show short film competition.
  • Unearthing "54"

    February 17, 2015

    Professor Mark Christopher releases Director's Cut of 54.
  • American Denial

    January 22, 2015

    Second PBS Community screening at Drexel.
  • Mind the Gap

    January 8, 2015

    Designing between devices.
  • On the Next DNEWS

    December 4, 2014

    Reactions to an epidemic and more, on DNEWS.

    November 6, 2014

    DNEWS airs October 2014 episode.
  • Frederick Wiseman in Residence

    November 4, 2014

    Screening added to Frederick Wiseman Residency.
  • Arrested Development

    October 21, 2014

    Arrested Development creator visits Drexel.
  • Frederick Wiseman: Chronicler of America

    October 21, 2014

    Legacy documentarian Frederick Wiseman serves as Rankin Scholar in Residence at Drexel University.
  • Westphal in Los Angeles

    June 5, 2014

    Westphal in Los Angeles 2014.
  • Film & Video

    May 27, 2014

    The 2014 Film & Video Senior Show takes place on June 13 at International House.
  • Tenure and Promotion

    May 16, 2014

    We are pleased to announce and congratulate the Westphal College faculty members who have recently been awarded tenure and promotion.
  • David Deneen received Best Makeup Award

    May 1, 2014

    Film & Video Professor David Deneen received Best Makeup Award at the Famous Monsters of Filmland Film Festival
  • Findlay Zotter accepted into Assistant Director Trainee program

    May 1, 2014

    Film & Video alum Findlay Zotter accepted into the Directors Guild of America Assistant Director Trainee program
  • Hunter Snyder receives Fulbright Scholarship and named NatGeo Young Explorer

    May 1, 2014

    Film & Video alum Hunter Snyder received a Fulbright Scholarship and was named 2014 National Geographic Young Explorer
  • Jocelyn Tarquini-Motter; published

    May 1, 2014

    Jocelyn Tarquini-Motter, Film & Video Professor, published the book AVID Editing: The Art of Digital Storytelling
  • Jon Wolf received Webby Award

    May 1, 2014

    Film & Video alum Jon Wolf received Webby Award
  • Mark Christopher to write period thriller

    May 1, 2014

    Cinema & TV Professor Mark Christopher to write period thriller for Warner Horizon
  • Yvonne Leach at National Conference

    May 1, 2014

    Cinema & Television Department Head Yvonne Leach at the Popular and American Culture Association National Conference
  • Veronica Mars Producer

    April 30, 2014

    L.A.-based film and television producer Dan Etheridge will visit this month from May 19 to May 22 as a Rankin Scholar in Residence.
  • Film & Video students produce “The Goodness Project”

    April 1, 2014

    Film & Video students produced “The Goodness Project,” directed by Professor Steve Acito.
  • Television Management students at Drexel’s Student Conference on Global Challenges

    March 1, 2014

    Television Management Graduate students presented a panel at Drexel’s 7th Annual Student Conference on Global Challenges.
  • On The Next DNEWS...

    February 7, 2014

    A key word for this month’s episode of DNEWS is variety. The story range for DNEWS' January 2014 episode includes: New Year’s resolutions, Bubble Tea, a male pageant, war veteran art and much more! This episode will air tonight (Feb. 7) on DUTV at 8 p.m.
  • Have You Been Accepted to Westphal?

    February 6, 2014

    Congratulations! Drexel hosts college-specific Accepted Students Days throughout the spring term. Please click here for important registration info regarding our Accepted Student Days on Feb. 22, March 9, April 6 and April 12.
  • Westphal eBay Auction Opens Nov. 14

    November 6, 2013

    Win fabulous items and dream experiences while supporting our students and College when we open our very first eBay Giving Works fundraising auction, “Dream It, Bid It, Buy It,” to bidders worldwide on Nov. 14.
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild Free Screening + Q&A with Paul Mezey

    October 24, 2013

    Our Film & Video program is hosting a free screening of the critically acclaimed 2012 film Beasts of the Southern Wild, followed by a Q&A with the film’s executive producer Paul S. Mezey, this evening at 7 p.m. in the URBN Annex Screening Room
  • Off Campus to Air on CW Philly Oct. 26

    October 15, 2013

    Philadelphia’s CW Philly 57 will air the third and fourth episode of our original student-produced sitcom TV series Off Campus Saturday, Oct. 26 from midnight to 1 a.m.
  • Prof. Lise Raven Presents "Kinderwald"

    October 3, 2013

    Rural Pennsylvania, 1854 – two young German boys go missing in a deep forest. Strangers from their community, who once thought of the boys’ family as outsiders, now come from across the state to scour the woods and hills. This is the story of Film & Video Professor Lise Raven’s new feature western film, Kinderwald.
  • Glenn Williamson – Eternal Sunshine of a Film Producer’s Mind

    October 3, 2013

    On Friday, Oct. 18, our Film & Video program will host Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’s executive producer Glenn Williamson for a Q&A session following a free screening of the film at 6:00 p.m. in the URBN Annex Screening Room.
  • Off Campus Wins NATAS Crystal Pillar Award

    September 9, 2013

    The fourth episode of “Off Campus,” our student-produced sitcom overseen by Professor Andrew Susskind, won the Mid-Atlantic chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ (NATAS) Crystal Pillar award this past Saturday in the “Outstanding College Long Form Fiction Programming” category.
  • Rudman Institute Unveils Great Works Symposium Media Course for 2013-14

    August 23, 2013

    The Kal and Lucille Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies and the Pennoni Honors College present: The Great Works Symposium 2013-2014 "Media: Past, Present and Future" – A yearlong look at the evolution of media over the centuries, divided into four course sections open to all Drexel students.
  • DUTV's "Off Campus" Receives NATAS Award Nomination

    August 22, 2013

    Six former Westphal College of Media Arts & Sciences students have been nominated for a Mid-Atlantic Emmy for their work on “Off Campus,” a sitcom that started as a multidisciplinary student project.
  • Dean's List Honors Spring 2013

    July 26, 2013

    We are proud to announce that 406 Westphal College undergraduate students have received Dean’s List honors for the Spring 2013 academic term.
  • DNEWS Wins Third Consecutive Telly Award

    June 19, 2013

    DUTV’s Emmy Award-winning monthly TV news magazine show DNEWS has won a bronze 2013 Telly Award in the “News or News Feature” category for the show’s March 2013 episode.
  • Senior Send Off and Graduation 2013

    June 4, 2013

    We ask graduating 2013 seniors and Master’s students to join us for the 2013 Senior Send Off Dinner to celebrate their graduation and accomplishments.
  • Film & Video 2013 Senior Show Preview

    May 30, 2013

    Featuring six hours of over 20 premieres of documentaries, comedy, drama, and even stop-motion animation!
  • Westphal @ Research Day

    April 29, 2013

    Drexel University’s annual Research Day celebrates the innovation, scholarship and creativity through presentations and a competition featuring student research projects. For Westphal students, presentations included video games, mobile apps, and new product designs.
  • Todd Solondz, Soul of Suburban Satire

    April 29, 2013

    The Film & Video Program proudly welcomes visiting Rankin Scholar Todd Solondz for a two-day visit.
  • WestPhest

    February 20, 2013

    The Film & Video program will host WestPhest on Sunday, Februrary 17th. WestPhest features the best films produced over the last year in the program’s production classes.
  • Indie Giant

    January 16, 2013

    The Cinema & Television department will be holding a two-day workshop and public screening event with top independent film director Todd Haynes.
  • Ruben Santiago-Hudson

    January 16, 2013

    Movie, television, and Tony Award-winning theater actor and director Ruben Santiago-Hudson will visit on Monday, February 25th and Tuesday, February 26th with our Television, Film & Video, and Theater programs.
  • Philly DoGooder

    December 4, 2012

    The Westphal Film & Video program was one of 25 teams selected to participate in the first ever Philly DoGooder Hackathon, the largest skilled volunteers event in the city’s history.
  • Golden Globe Winner

    December 4, 2012

    This winter term the college will welcome Los Angeles-based film producer J. Todd Harris to campus for a one-day filmmaking seminar.
  • "Express Yourself" Scholarship Contest

    November 16, 2012

    We're looking for students who are really good at putting personality on paper, and telling a story in pictures.
  • Westphal in LA

    July 23, 2012

    The Drexel in Los Angeles program has 32 Westphal undergraduate students, from from the Film & Video, Television, and Screenwriting & Playwriting programs, in the City of Angels for the summer of 2012. Being in Hollywood gives our students the opportunity to get to know the city and network in the industry.
  • Directors Guild Assistant Director

    July 3, 2012

    Kristina Massie, Film & Video student, tells her story about being accepted into the prestigious NY DGA Assistant Director Program.
  • OFF CAMPUS Wins, Airs on CW Philly 57

    June 19, 2012

  • Film & Video Senior Show

    June 4, 2012

    For more than nine months our Film & Video seniors have been working on their capstone projects, and the Senior Show will feature over 20 premieres.
  • 2012 Exhibition of Works

    May 8, 2012

    Westphal College's 2012 Graduating Class - Exhibition of Work
  • Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Director: Niels Arden Oplev

    April 28, 2012

    The Pennsylvania Film Industry Association (PaFIA) and the Westphal College will host a special event with featured guest speaker, Niels Arden Oplev, Director of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009), based on the book from Swedish writer Stieg Larsson.
  • Nile Rodgers, Peace Summit

    April 18, 2012

    Film and Video students, led by Assistant Professor Lise Raven, spent the week of March 24 - March 30th documenting the week long We Are Family Foundation, Three Dot Dash, Nile Rodgers Just Peace Summit in New York.
  • Spring Open House 2012

    April 2, 2012

    Onsite Portfolio Reviews: Launch your Drexel application and complete the portfolio requirements for Fashion Design, Graphic Design and Photography when you attend the May 2oth Open House. Our faculty will be available to review your portfolios following the Academic Sessions.
  • Swift Fund Grants Announced

    March 20, 2012

    The inaugural group of Westphal Seniors to receive up to $500 in funding toward their senior thesis projects thanks to the Robert and Roberta Swift (1927) Memorial Fund has been announced.
  • American Music Awards

    March 7, 2012

    Senior Film and Video major Nicole Rosen wrote this column about her experience working at the American Music Awards.
  • Israeli Film Festival

    March 7, 2012

    The Israeli Film Festival of Philadelphia is a celebration of Israeli culture, with the aim of enriching the American vision of Israeli culture and society through film.
  • Hollywood Bias: Left or Right?

    March 1, 2012

    Steve Ross, Professor of History at the University of Southern California and Co-Director of the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities, will deliver a guest lecture on Thursday, March 1st.
  • Work For Sony

    February 7, 2012

  • Locally Grown

    January 19, 2012

    Urban Farming is the topic of the timely documentary film, Urban Roots, which explores the urban farming phenomenon in Detroit, Michigan.
  • 60 Years of Today

    December 15, 2011

  • DUTV Student Fest

    November 28, 2011

    A week long series of student produced work airing exclusive on DUTV, Drexel University's Television station carried on Fios and Comcast

    November 21, 2011

    The college is airing episodes two and three of our award-winning student produced sitcom OFF CAMPUS on the big screen on Monday, November 21 at 6:30 p.m.
  • DNews Wins Telly

    July 12, 2011

  • Terrence Malick Retrospective

    July 9, 2011

    The Philadelphia Film Society and Westphal will present a two-day retrospective of Malick's films.
  • Westphal in LA

    June 8, 2011

    Three years in the making, the Westphal Los Angeles Program will launch this summer with 25 undergraduates from Film & Video, Television, Screenwriting & Playwriting, and 2 Television Management graduate students participating.
  • Film & Video Senior Show

    May 21, 2011

  • Indie Giant Christine Vachon

    April 29, 2011

    Vachon is one of the most influential producers in the independent film industry having produced over 65 film and television projects with three feature films currently in pre-production. Her latest projects include a short-film collaboration with ACE Hotel and online film content producers Massify entitled Lulu at the Ace Hotel, as well as Mildred Pierce, a five-part mini-series adaptation of James M. Cain's 1941 novel starring Kate Winslet and Evan Rachel Wood, which just recently finished airing on HBO.
  • White Irish Drinkers

    April 21, 2011

    The film will be screened on Thursday, April 21st at 7 PM in University Crossings Large Screening Room (028). s writer-director- producer John Gray, creator of the series GHOST WHISPERER, and his wife and the producer of the film Melissa Peltier, a successful documentary and reality show producer. It won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the 2010 Woodstock Film Festival and was a finalist for the 2010 Gotham Festival Genius Award.
  • The Birth of Italian Fashion

    February 20, 2011

    •Lise was assisted by Film & Video students Elyssa Cusimano, Rich Hamilton and Chip Murphy, and produced the film with Dilys E. s Curator of Costume and Textile who curated the current Capucci exhibition Art into Fashion.
    •After nine months of collaboration between Raven and Blum, Elyssa Cusimano, a Film & Video senior began editing the project, assembling archival film clips and photographs.

    February 20, 2011

    Zhenya Kiperman's, Film & Video Professor, 13-minute version of his documentary VOICE JOURNEY won the Award of Merit at the 2011 Best Shorts Competition.
  • Nat Geo's Boyd Matson

    February 16, 2011

    Boyd was the longtime host of the award-winning series National Geographic Explorer and created the Wild Chronicles series which aired on PBS.
    He now takes a radio audience with him as he continues to scour the globe, offering rare access and in-depth reporting on the state of the natural world.
  • New Dnews

    January 28, 2011

    The next edition of Dnews, the student produced television show that covers all things Drexel, looks at student life, study abroad, and the Late Night Series open mic nights.
    Kevin Melfi produced a piece on Drexel’s Late Night Series featuring a student standup comedy competition.
  • Return of the History Channel

    January 14, 2011

    Three top development executives from the History Channel will be at Westphal on Wednesday, January 26th as a follow up to the visit of Nancy Dubuc, President of the History and Lifetime Networks.
    The executives will discuss the development process which the History Channel uses to bring a show from the idea stage to air.
  • Gasland

    January 10, 2011

    •Matthew Sanchez, Film & Video Alumnus, worked on the just nominated Academy Award documentary feature film Gasland. s core to remove natural gas.
  • videomaker

    January 10, 2011

    Alex Nolen, Film & Video student, was featured in an article on
  • Hollywood How-To

    April 17, 2010

    To purchase tickets, which go on sale in the coming weeks, go to Students who receive complimentary tickets will be asked to pay a $10 holder fee when you sign up and will get their $10 back at the event. As a prelude to the seminar, there will be a free screening of one of Rosenman’s most popular works, Father of The Bride, followed by a Q&A with Rosenman and Dean Allen Sabinson on Thursday, April 15th at 7 PM in the Large Screening Room in University Crossing (028 University Crossings).
  • No Budget, No Problem

    March 3, 2010

    The film will also be heading to the Garden State Film Festival and the Atlanta Film Festival. This year, 2,000 films were submitted to Cinequest, and over 80,000 will attend the festival, which features only 188 selections.
  • Family Jewels

    January 23, 2010

    •Alumnus Jeff Bierman had his American Film Institute thesis film, Family Jewels, accepted to the Venice and Sundance film festivals. s the first AFI thesis film to be accepted in Sundance in 10 years.
  • Movies & Culture

    January 20, 2010

    •David Denby is the renowned film critic for The New Yorker and author of the books American Sucker, Great Books and Snark. s Mitchell Auditorium on January 20th on the role of movies in American culture. Dr.
    •Steven Rea, film critic for The Philadelphia Inquirer and adjunct professor in the Department of Cinema & Television, joined Denby in the discussion.
  • Sundance

    January 14, 2010

    •Alumnus Matt Sanchez was the Director of Photography and edited two films that will be in Sundance this year.
  • The Adventures of Captain Baxley

    January 12, 2010

    •Alumna Tom Quigley had his film, The Adventures of Captain Baxley, accepted into the 2010 International Youth Film Festival in Aberdeen, UK
  • Nikon Film Festival

    January 10, 2010

    Thomas Bergamini was chosen as one of fifty finalists in the Nikon Film Festival.