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Note: The SCMS membership year runs from July 1-June 30 per calendar year regardless of when one joins.*  Membership payments received June 1 or after will be applied to the upcoming membership year.


The Society for Cinema and Media Studies is a community of individuals and institutions actively engaged with the study of the moving image. SCMS is dedicated to encouraging and rewarding excellence in scholarship and writing, to facilitating and improving the teaching of media studies as a discipline, and to advancing multicultural awareness and interaction.

SCMS is an organization that works best with the support of its members, and we invite students, scholars and others interested in cinema and media to join our community as individual or institutional members.

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Some Benefits of an SCMS Individual Membership:

  • Cinema Journal: Receive four issues of Cinema Journal per membership year
  • Annual Conference: Engage with the leading scholars in the field at the SCMS annual conference held in locations across the U.S. and abroad
  • Membership Database/Social Networking: Put yourself in in contact with colleagues, collaborators and mentors
  • Career Center: Access the most up-to-date and specific job listings, and gain access to useful insight from established professionals about careers in cinema and media studies
  • Caucuses and Scholarly Interest Groups: Locate existing or build new groups of SCMS members interested in specific aspects of media culture such as Television Studies and Sound Studies, or that support underrepresented members within the organization such as the Latino/a Caucus and Queer caucuses
  • Membership Rates: All memberships are for one-year terms, and rates are determined by a sliding-scale of personal income and vary by location (due to differences in shipping costs of Cinema Journal)
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Some Benefits of an SCMS Institutional Membership
  • Cinema Journal: Receive four issues of Cinema Journal per membership year
  • Unlimited Job Postings: Make use of our Career Center to post an unlimited number of job advertisements for your institution
  • Program Visibility: Become a featured part of our growing resource area for graduate and undergraduate students interested in the field of cinema and media studies.
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Membership Rates

  • Individual Membership Rates: Rates for individual memberships vary based upon personal income and location
  • Institutional Membership Rates: Rates for Institutions vary based upon location

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*Beginning with the 2017-2018 membership year, your membership expires on June 30 of each year. The SCMS membership year runs from July 1 through June 30 to match the fiscal year. This institutes a change from our previous September 1-August 30 cycle, which ends with the 2016-2017 membership year. The memberships of current 2016-2017 members will still expire on August 31, 2017; however, new and renewing members for 2017-2018 will now have an expiration date of June 30, 2018. In order to accommodate this transitional 10-month membership (September 1, 2017-June 30, 2018), all memberships will be pro-rated for this coming year only.

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