Andrew Utterson

Andrew Utterson

Associate Professor, Media Arts, Sciences and Studies
Faculty, Culture and Communication
Faculty, Cinema and Photography

Phone:(607) 274-7337
Office:356 Roy H Park Hall
Ithaca, NY 14850


Dr. Andrew Utterson is Associate Professor of Screen Studies in the Roy H. Park School of Communications.

In 2018, he was appointed to the role of Coordinator of the Ithaca College-wide 'Ithaca Seminar' program of liberal arts first-year seminars.  


Specializing in the area of 'screen studies,' his research and teaching examine the impact of new technology on cinema as well as the ways in which new technology enables us to rethink the history of the moving image across screen media.

He is the author of From IBM to MGM: Cinema at the Dawn of the Digital Age (British Film Institute / Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), editor of Technology and Culture: The Film Reader (Routledge, 2005), and co-editor of the 4-volume anthology Film Theory: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies (Routledge, 2004).

Originally from the UK, Andrew joined Ithaca College in 2012 having previously been Senior Lecturer of Film and Digital Media at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK.

Research interests:

Film history, theory, and criticism; international cinema; media technology; digital culture and the history of new media.

Current research:

Persistent Images: Encountering Film History in Contemporary Cinema (under contract with University of Edinburgh Press, 2019).

Recent articles and chapters:

Courses taught at Ithaca College: 

Contemporary European Cinema: National and Transnational Perspectives (Ithaca Seminar) 
Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival: Festivals (GCOM 12000) 
Introduction to Film Aesthetics and Analysis (CNPH 10100)
Hollywood and American Film (CNPH 21400)
Fiction Film Theory (CNPH 30000)
Galway, Ireland study abroad program