Undergraduate Studies in Film Studies

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Film Studies

A Bachelor of Arts degree is offered by many universities as an interdisciplinary undergraduate program encompassing foundational studies, electives, and a concentration of interest in classes for the major itself.

What is a BA in Film Studies? This degree is an undergraduate program that focuses on film production as well as film history, theory, and criticism. It includes analyses of a wide variety of films, from Hollywood blockbusters to art house cinema and amateur video.

The benefits of a bachelor’s degree in film studies include being exposed to every aspect of film making and film culture. A student may learn practical skills such as camera work and editing. He or she can also graduate with an understanding of film criticism, how to research and propose a project, and how to manage a film project. Studies may also include screenwriting and direction. Widely applicable skills include keen organization and the ability to meet demanding deadlines within a complex schedule.

The cost of tuition for a degree in film studies may be different for every university that offers the program. It is best to contact the school of your choice to find out details regarding its tuition and application fees.

The film industry is highly competitive, but there are many opportunities for a graduate with a BA in Film Studies. The art, design, and culture sector of the job market offers myriad options. Graduates can find careers as camera operators, directors of film and video, television and film editors, photographers, art directors, producers and production assistants, location managers, and props managers. There are opportunities for work in research, as well as in writing and script editing. Graduates may pursue a career in film archiving and restoration. A bachelor’s degree also lays the foundation for post-graduate study, which can lead to teaching and lecturing opportunities.

A degree in film studies can be the first step to an exciting and creative career in film. Our database offers many international options for study. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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BA Film Studies

University of North Carolina Wilmington
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Wilmington

The Film Studies Department prepares students to participate in a world increasingly shaped by moving pictures. Through courses that offer a foundation for understanding cinema-and its relation to culture, history, technology, and aesthetics-Film Studies teaches students to create and analyze moving images, to produce research, and to make art. [+]

BAs in Film Studies. The Film Studies Department prepares students to participate in a world increasingly shaped by moving pictures. Through courses that offer a foundation for understanding cinema-and its relation to culture, history, technology, and aesthetics-Film Studies teaches students to create and analyze moving images, to produce research, and to make art. Current Majors Most university film programs segregate cinema study and motion picture production. What distinguishes Film Studies at UNCW is the belief that a comprehensive knowledge of film history, theory, and analysis enriches the creative filmmaking process, and that film scholarship benefits from an understanding of how filmmakers conceive, develop, and realize their vision. Film Studies majors perform substantial work in both critical studies and film production. Film Studies majors produce over 500 motion pictures each year in every creative filmmaking mode: narrative, documentary, experimental, and animation. Film Studies majors edit the internationally distributed journal Film Matters. Film Studies majors plan, curate, present and host Visions, an annual international film festival and conference. Film Studies majors curate, introduce, and write program notes for FST sponsored film events, including the Mantra Bollywood Film Series. Film Studies majors participate in film production and publishing internships in Wilmington, New York, Los Angeles, and Great Britain. Core Courses FST 200 - Introduction to Film Study FST 201 - Introduction to Film Production FST 205 - Introduction to World Cinema [-]

Bachelor of Design Arts: Filmmaking & Photography

Academy of Design Australia
Campus Full time 3 years January 2018 Australia Melbourne

If you have a creative eye for detail, our Filmmaking & Photography program will provide a focus for you to explore interests in both still and motion photo imagery. Covering both historical and contemporary photographic and filmmaking methods, the program provides a springboard for you to produce creative and innovative visuals. [+]

If you have a creative eye for detail, our Filmmaking & Photography program will provide a focus for you to explore interests in both still and motion photo imagery. Covering both historical and contemporary photographic and filmmaking methods, the program provides a springboard for you to produce creative and innovative visuals. Imagery is developed using the latest digital technologies and workflow processes, allowing you to merge your ideas and skills to complete your concepts with finesse and critical expertise. This knowledge base will give you the flexibility to progress your career, from traditional forms of photo media to newer models, in a variety of employment opportunities, either freelance or within a studio. COURSE OBJECTIVES Understand how imagery is developed using the latest digital technologies and workflow processes Refine raw ideas, develop narrative and understand genre, and recognize and develop creative strengths. Skills in image composition for both photography and filmmaking. Build industry contacts via professional placement and international exchange opportunities Enhance creative skills via a sub-major from either the Graphic & Digital Design stream or one of the other creative disciplines. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA To be considered for admission, applicants are generally required to have successfully completed their VCE or equivalent. Mature-aged applicants who have attained sufficient industry experience will also be considered. PROGRAM LENGTH The Bachelor of Design Arts is completed over 3 years or part-time equivalent. The course consists of five credit-bearing units of study per semester. 15-17 contact hours per week. 16 week semesters. CLASS SIZE & FACILITIES... [-]

BA Film and Television Production

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2018 China Suzhou

The programme benefits from state-of-the art facilities in the brand new dedicated School of Film and Televisoin Arts building. These facilities feature film and TV studios, digital media laboratories and post-production facilities running industry-standard software and hardware platforms. You will work with dedicated research-active international staff with practical experience in digital media arts (film makers, directors and producers, and academics) and in communication and media teaching. The programme is accredited by the Chinese Ministry of Education and the University of Liverpool. [+]

BAs in Film Studies. Overview Film and television production are significant growing and developing industries in China with a growing emphasis on international co-production and collaboration. The BA Film and Television Production programme aims to equip students with the skills, knowledge and understanding of film and television production, and a critical and theoretical grounding in film, media and communication studies contexts. With the curriculum delivered in English and drawing on XJTLU’s international education model, graduates will be well equipped in both language, subject-specific skills and critical abilities to go onto work in local, national and international media industries or to progress on to further specialist study. Unique selling points of the programme The programme benefits from state-of-the art facilities in the brand new dedicated School of Film and Televisoin Arts building. These facilities feature film and TV studios, digital media laboratories and post-production facilities running industry-standard software and hardware platforms. You will work with dedicated research-active international staff with practical experience in digital media arts (film makers, directors and producers, and academics) and in communication and media teaching. The programme is accredited by the Chinese Ministry of Education and the University of Liverpool. Knowledge and skills By the time you graduate from the BA Film and Television Production programme, you will: • have advanced and specialist skills in broadcast media and film production • possess specific knowledge of production techniques, research and routines/processes within the media industries • have gained specific knowledge of, and advanced and specialist skills in, professional... [-]

BA (Hons) Filmmaking

Nottingham Trent University: School of Art & Design
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

This exciting new degree course has been created in response to the rise of the global filmmaking industry. We’ll help you to develop a deep creative understanding of the art of filmmaking, focusing on the production of original, entertaining, and provocative content. [+]

This exciting new degree course has been created in response to the rise of the global filmmaking industry. We’ll help you to develop a deep creative understanding of the art of filmmaking, focusing on the production of original, entertaining, and provocative content. You’ll undertake the roles of writer, director, and producer while working on real-life briefs with our industry partners. We’ll teach you key technical and production skills, enabling you to produce a professional production folder tailored to your career goals. Taught in partnership with NTU’s School of Arts and Humanities and Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies, you’ll benefit from a wide range of staff expertise and industry-standard facilities and equipment. Key features: Focus on writing, directing and producing. We want to create filmmakers who can develop their own projects. Take part in live projects and competitions, giving you exposure to the industry. Learn from course staff with industry experience and expertise in areas such as directing, producing and scriptwriting, plus technical skills such as location scouting, editing, lighting and camera operating. Have access to industry-standard facilities, equipment and software such as high-end camera equipment, Davinci Resolve and Adobe Creative suite, and green-screen studios. Complete short periods of work experience to help you gain professional experience and skills. Apply to go on an overseas exchange to a partner university in Europe through the Erasmus+ exchange programme. Exhibit your work at our Degree Show in Nottingham in your final year. Choose to go on the international field trip to a recognised... [-]

Bachelor in Media and Culture

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 Netherlands Utrecht

The Media and Culture programme studies different types of media in a broad context and in relation to one another. You learn about the history, theory and larger social context in which different media function. [+]

Theatre performances use film and new media. Television seeks to interact with its viewers through social media. Films consist of computer-generated imagery. These trends signal the need to study the interconnections between the different media. This approach is precisely the focus of the Bachelor’s programme in Media and Culture. 

The Media and Culture programme studies different types of media in a broad context and in relation to one another. You learn about the history, theory and larger social context in which different media function. We put great emphasis on developing academic skills in order to analyse a film, television programme, game, dance or theater performance. 

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BA Honours in Film

University of Westminster - Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design
Campus Full time 3 years United Kingdom London

This three-year degree is one of the best known film and television courses in the world, with an international reputation for its academic and practical teaching. Our students’ films are shown at festivals all over the world, and have won Student Academy Awards and a host of honours in both the UK and across the world. [+]

This three-year degree is one of the best known film and television courses in the world, with an international reputation for its academic and practical teaching. Our students’ films are shown at festivals all over the world, and have won Student Academy Awards and a host of honours in both the UK and across the world. We operate from a purpose-built studio facility in Harrow, with two sound stages, a set construction workshop, and extensive post-production facilities. The environment is both academic and practical, scholarly and creative, and all students study film history, criticism and aesthetics alongside their practical work. You will learn to collaborate creatively as you develop production specialisms in areas such as writing, producing, cinematography, directing, production design, editing and sound. You will also gain the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development. We aim to develop thinking film makers who have something to say to, and about, the world. A very high proportion of our students go on to work in film and television, and recent work from notable alumni includes We Need To Talk About Kevin (Seamus McGarvey, cinematographer), Senna and Amy (Asif Kapadia, director) and Skyfall (Neal Purvis, screenwriter, producer). Under the Shadow, the first feature directed by 2005 graduate Babak Anvari, has been selected as the UK entry for the 2017 Best Foreign Language film Oscar. The course receives substantial support from the industry and you will gain experience of working with professional actors, negotiating with facilities houses, equipment... [-]

BA in Film Design

Yasar University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Turkey İzmir

Film Design Program was designed for a new generation of film artists who share a passion for motion pictures and want to learn by making their own projects [+]

BAs in Film Studies. Film Design Program was designed for a new generation of film artists who share a passion for motion pictures and want to learn by making their own projects in a hands-on program. Learning to be a filmmaker is not done by theory alone. It is done by immersion in the process and by knowing the “whys” that teach the “hows”. It is done by hands -on experience, trial and error, feedback and correction, and questions and answers. Filmmaking demands the integration of many kinds of knowledge. In our film design courses, students learn not only how to operate a camera, light a scene, or edit a film, but they also learn how all the aspects of filmmaking relate to, interact with, and depend upon each other. Descripiton of the course During the four year undergraduate program emphasis will be given to scriptwriting, directing, production, cinematography, editing and post production. Each and every student is expected to act as writer, director, producer, cameraman and editor at as many different films as they can. In the end of the program, all the students graduate not only with enough knowledge and skill in all aspects of movie-making but also with guided speciliazation in one specific area of interest. Outcomes - Ability to make short and feature dramatic films. - Ability to make use of motion/video, hypermedia, and Web-based technologies. - Ability to handle sophisticated projects from the concept through production and delivery. - Ability to use a range of... [-]

Film and Media

International Accelerator
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Boston

The Film and Media Arts Program BA provides undergraduate students with a professional skill set in photography, film, video, and digital media for successful careers in the media industry. [+]

BA in Film and Media Arts Goals The Film and Media Arts Program BA provides undergraduate students with a professional skill set in photography, film, video, and digital media for successful careers in the media industry. Students can take advantage of the internships at national media organizations, such as USA Today, National Geographic Television, and the Public Broadcasting System. Students are positioned on the forefront of social purpose filmmaking at nonprofits, NGOs and government agencies such as the World Wildlife Fund and Smithsonian Museum, and the National Park Service. Admission to the program Students apply to the University, upon admission, they may choose any major offered. For current students, formal admission to the major requires a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 (on a 4.00 scale). Students should declare their major by the end of the sophomore year. Students who are unable to achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 and declare a major in communication are not allowed to take courses in the school after they have completed 60 hours of undergraduate credit. [-]

Bachelor In Film, TV And Media Production

University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Austria Vienna

Graduates are conducting participate in the location on the production and economic exploitation of cinematographic works, films and documentary formats; to conduct web-based multimedia animation projects; in convergent contexts (eg in Multimedia worldwide, in cultural projects, for the integration of social media formats in mass media communications, corporate publishing, etc.) produce AV formats ... [+]

BAs in Film Studies. Graduates are able to: participate conducting at the production and economic exploitation of cinematographic works, films and documentary formats to conduct web-based multimedia animation projects produce AV formats in convergent contexts (eg in Multimedia worldwide, in cultural projects, for the integration of social media formats in mass media communications, corporate publishing, etc.) exercise control functions in the film, TV and media production Career Options Executive producer Multimedia producer Cross-Medial / r sales expert production manager Line producer ( "Line Producer") Managing movie In the core sectors film industry TV TIME industries (telecommunications, information, media and entertainment industry) recording method Admission interview, multiple-choice test. For the portion of the film industry multiple-choice test, the questions are aimed at specific market data, which can be found in the updated towards the end of the film industry report by Austrian Film Institute - www.filminstitut.at/de/filmwirtschaftsberichte/. Relevant Chapters film industry (complete) and the Executive Summary in the capital beginning to cinema, television, film festivals + prices, promotions + financing, film support Europe, and Europe's cinema environment. An interest in films, the contemporary filmmaking, basics of television and Internet world and simplest technical terms around Audiovisual media is required. Studying at a glance Degree / Title: Bachelor of Arts in Business, BA Admission procedure: admission interview, multiple-choice test Semester Abroad: possible Internship: in the 5th and 6th semesters totaling 18 weeks Application deadline: May 31 - full-time form, online application Deadline for applicants outside the European Union: March 15 (due to visa... [-]

BA (Hons) Creative Music Production

The Institute Of Contemporary Music Performance
Campus Full time 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom London

The ICMP’s BA (Hons) in Creative Music Production offers you, as an aspiring music maker and producer, the opportunity to develop your unique sound and professional profile in preparation for a career in the industry. [+]

The ICMP’s BA (Hons) in Creative Music Production offers you, as an aspiring music maker and producer, the opportunity to develop your unique sound and professional profile in preparation for a career in the industry. Course Overview The ICMP’s BA (Hons) Creative Music Production course further develops the central ICMP practice of close industry connectivity and engagement through both the employment of dual practitioner tutors, focusing on ‘real world’ vocational and entrepreneurial development. The core benefits of this course are: It will enable you to create, produce and launch market-ready original music. It will enable you to develop industry-relevant technical and entrepreneurial skills. The BA (Hons) Creative Music Production course has been designed around four principal programme aims: To develop the student’s artistic and creative skillset in the areas of music production, music technology, composition and song creation To ensure students acquire and are able to apply the practical skills, understanding and attributes necessary to work successfully in professional music production settings To develop students’ creativity in a context of analytical, critical and technical understanding of music and music production To ensure students acquire and are able to apply appropriate business, entrepreneurial and life skills necessary for building and maintaining dynamic and viable career opportunities The curriculum focuses on the development of digital and computer-based music production practices, enabling the development of your practical and technical skills on established and recognised industry software platforms and related professional practice. Importantly, students on this programme will have access to the Hub, a... [-]

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Cinema and Television

United International College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 China Zhuhai

The Cinema and Television (CTV) programme of UIC, founded in 2006, was developed in conjunction with, and modeled after the curriculum of the Academy of Film of Hong Kong Baptist University, the largest and most important of its kind in the region. The CTV programme aims to nurture a new generation of graduates with a global vision, professional knowledge, and production and research skills needed for the robust development of the media and creative industries in the Greater China Region and overseas. [+]

BAs in Film Studies. Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Cinema and Television The Cinema and Television (CTV) programme of UIC, founded in 2006, was developed in conjunction with, and modeled after the curriculum of the Academy of Film of Hong Kong Baptist University, the largest and most important of its kind in the region. The CTV programme aims to nurture a new generation of graduates with a global vision, professional knowledge, and production and research skills needed for the robust development of the media and creative industries in the Greater China Region and overseas. Creative industries such as film, television, and new media are one of the important soft-powers behind a country’s cultural and economic development. They play crucial roles in establishing the image of a country, region, or city and help nourish their people’s sense of humanity and belonging. With the rapid growth in demand for professionals in film and television productions and studies in the global era, the CTV Programme meets the needs of the media and creative industries in the Greater China region. The programme provides theoretical and practical courses and organised events and exercises to give students the opportunity to understand and engage in the film, television and new media industries. The knowledge and skills learned from the programme are concerned with creativity, writing and production skills, management, research and criticism. These areas are built upon the College’s ideal of ‘Whole Person Education’, its underpinning educational philosophy, and serve to create experiential learning modules that develop... [-]

Film Degree BA(Hons)

dBs Film Berlin
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 Germany Berlin

Learn the practical and theoretical underpinnings you need to become a well-rounded filmmaker, combined with a good chunk of the experience hours that are so essential to becoming an expert. Key to this are our applied modules on the business of filmmaking, building your brand as a filmmaker, funding, multi-platform distribution, audience building, and harnessing the power of social media for promotion. [+]

Overview Learn the practical and theoretical underpinnings you need to become a well-rounded filmmaker, combined with a good chunk of the experience hours that are so essential to becoming an expert. Key to this are our applied modules on the business of filmmaking, building your brand as a filmmaker, funding, multi-platform distribution, audience building, and harnessing the power of social media for promotion. Our degree is designed to prepare you for where the industry is going, not where it’s been. It will take you in-depth into each of the key areas and really focus on finding your own creative voice as a visual storyteller. Hands-on and practical, time is also given to really polish each production, with the expectation you will complete your studies with a festival-ready short film. You’ll take strides towards becoming a master storyteller with a profound understanding of light, composition, movement and mise-en-scene. Deconstruct the story and explore the power of moving images to engage and stir emotion in the viewer, and go in-depth into the art and mechanics of recording and editing sound and immerse yourself in the precision and power of post-production. Please be aware that if you take this course, you may never be able to simply sit back and enjoy watching a film ever again… COURSE LENGTH: 3 Years COURSE START DATE: Sept 2017 TERM TIME: Sept 2017 – May 2020 COURSE FEES: from €825 per month Entry requirements DEGREE Academic requirements If you are aged 18 or over and achieved one... [-]

Film and Media

American University
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Washington DC

The Film and Media Arts Program BA provides undergraduate students with a professional skill set in photography, film, video, and digital media for successful careers in the media industry. Students can take advantage of Washington, DC internships at national media organizations, such as USA Today, National Geographic Television, and the Public Broadcasting System. Students are positioned on the forefront of social purpose filmmaking at nonprofits, NGOs and government agencies such as the World Wildlife Fund and Smithsonian Museum, and the National Park Service. [+]

BAs in Film Studies. The Film and Media Arts Program provides undergraduate students with a professional skill set in photography, film, video, and digital media for successful careers in the media industry. Students can take advantage of Washington, DC internships at national media organizations, such as USA Today, National Geographic Television, and the Public Broadcasting System. Students are positioned on the forefront of social purpose filmmaking at nonprofits, NGOs and government agencies such as the World Wildlife Fund and Smithsonian Museum, and the National Park Service. Admission to the Program Formal admission to the major requires a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 (on a 4.00 scale). Students should declare their major by the end of the sophomore year and no earlier than the end of the freshman year. Students who are unable to achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 and declare a major in communication are not allowed to take courses in the school after they have completed 60 hours of undergraduate credit. 120 credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or better Completion of college writing requirement Completion of university mathematics requirement General Education Requirements A total of ten courses, consisting of two courses from each of the five foundational areas At least one course from Area Five: The Natural and Mathematical Sciences must include a laboratory science component No more than two courses may be taken in the same discipline Major Requirements 39-42 credit hours with grades of C or better within the School... [-]

Theatre: Film and Television

Louisiana State University
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Baton Rouge

The Film & Television program, a partnership between LSU and Baton Rouge Community College, is designed to provide students with the essential skills and knowledge not only to create and collaborate on and off stage, but on and off camera as well. The program is directly tied to the growing film industry in Louisiana, and its need for highly skilled artists, technicians, and administrative personnel. [+]

Theatre: Film and Television The Film & Television program, a partnership between LSU and Baton Rouge Community College, is designed to provide students with the essential skills and knowledge not only to create and collaborate on and off stage, but on and off camera as well. The program is directly tied to the growing film industry in Louisiana, and its need for highly skilled artists, technicians, and administrative personnel. The Film & Television concentration is one of the ONLY programs in the country to include hands on courses in both production technology as well as acting for the camera and content creation. Graduates receive a B.A. in Theatre: Film/ TV Concentration. Students will develop a broad, comprehensive foundation in live theatre, electronic media, film production, and Acting for the Camera. Students choose their overall emphasis based on personal aspirations and interests (Film Performance, Film Production, Technology, Management.) The Film/TV curricula includes: Introduction to Entertainment Technology Film Production (I & II) Digital Post Production Storyboarding Acting I & II Acting for the Camera (I & II) Screenwriting (I & II) Film Internships (with professional Production Companies) Introduction to Recording Technology Audio for Digital Media History of Film Introduction to Cinema Studies And Much More This new concentration is offered in collaboration with Baton Rouge Community College. For information on this concentration, please contact Richard Holden, Co-Head/Undergraduate Performance & Associate Professor/Acting and Directing [-]

BA (Hons) Digital Film & Television Production

University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2018 United Kingdom Swansea Carmarthen + 2 more

The BA (Hons) Digital Film & Television Production programme embraces the demands of the contemporary film and TV industries, looking forwards to future developments yet steeped in traditional filmmaking techniques. Building on close industry connections, the course aims for students to develop the technical, creative and professional skills necessary to forge careers in film and television. [+]

BAs in Film Studies. The BA (Hons) Digital Film & Television Production programme embraces the demands of the contemporary film and TV industries, looking forwards to future developments yet steeped in traditional filmmaking techniques. Building on close industry connections, the course aims for students to develop the technical, creative and professional skills necessary to forge careers in film and television. Course Overview The course has been designed to provide graduates with the necessary technical skills, creative abilities and professional attitude relevant to those wishing to work in the film and television industries. The course is highly practical, with 80% being practice-based and 20% theoretical. The course provides training and guidance in the fundamental technical skills of current digital film and television production from camerawork and sound recording to editing and post-production. The course also provides students with an understanding of the many roles in the production process by taking a multi-skilled approach while also giving students the opportunity to specialise later on. As an established Avid academic partner with an in-house Avid certified instructor, we are able to offer students the opportunity to gain certification in professional editing packages for those preparing for careers in high-end film and television editing. You will be encouraged to develop your personal voice within digital filmmaking through the continual production of short film projects throughout the degree course. To support this, you will be provided with formal tuition and guidance to help develop your writing and directing skills. You will also have the opportunity... [-]