The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film is designed to give the student a complete education in the artistic, technical, and business aspects of independent filmmaking. Although the program is focused on dramatic narrative film production, students are encouraged to explore other forms of the art, including, but not limited to, documentary and music video production.
All film students take film courses their first year of study and begin production within their second year, depending on their program of study. Classes are small, allowing for faculty mentoring, advising and access to equipment. Close collaboration with colleagues, assisting on student and professional film sets, developing ideas and bringing those ideas to fruition on film can lead to a rewarding and creative career.
Those in the BFA program start with film foundation classes that introduce all aspects of filmmaking to the student. As the program progresses, the student will chose a concentration in either producing, directing, screenwriting, cinematography or editing and take additional course work in that area. In addition, students are also required to complete a visual arts and general education core designed to create a well-rounded filmmaker and visual artist.
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