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Tufts University
Dept. of Drama and Dance
Box Office
40 Talbot Avenue
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155

Office: 617.627.3524
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Khary Jones


MFA, Film Directing – Columbia University, School of the Arts
MA, English – Columbia University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
BA, English – Morehouse College


Khary Jones is a film lecturer and an award-winning filmmaker who received degrees in Film Directing (MFA) and English (MA) from Columbia University. His films have screened at numerous festivals including Sundance, SXSW, and the Palm Springs International ShortFest. He has earned awards and fellowships from Columbia University's School of the Arts, AFI-Dallas, the Brooklyn Arts Council, the Andrew Mellon Foundation, and the Sundance Institute. Jones has taught courses on narrative filmmaking, visual storytelling, and screenwriting at Clark University, the University of California, Riverside, and as a teaching artist in various programs in New York City and Los Angeles. At Tufts, Jones teaches Writing the Short Film, Filmmaking I, and special topics courses in Africana and Film Studies.

Courses Taught

DR 47 - Writing the Short Film
DR 50 - Intro to Film Studies