Bachelor's Degree in Film Studies in North America

Compare Bachelor Programs in Film Studies in North America 2017/2018

Film Studies

A bachelor’s degree is a post-secondary degree awarded after completed 120 credits. It usually takes eight semesters to complete a Bachelor’s degree. While completing an undergraduate course, candidates have to study general courses and chose a major specific subject. A Bachelor’s degree can also be called a baccalaureate in certain countries.

Film is subject to academic study in a variety of different areas, including film history, criticism, and production. Students often analyze the social, political, aesthetic, and narrative features of a particular work, as well as the general theories that underlie filmmaking as a whole.

Spanning 23 countries, North America is continent filled with educational opportunity. Students have the opportunity to learn multiple languages and develop an understanding of vastly different cultures.

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Bachelor's Degree in Digital Filmmaking

SAE Institute North America
Campus Full time 32 months September 2018 USA Emeryville San Francisco + 1 more

The Digital Filmmaking Bachelor's of Applied Science degree program focuses on the foundations of technical competency using industry appropriate software and equipment, and is designed to get students into the industry in as few as 32 months. [+]

Bachelors in Film Studies in North America 2017/2018. The Digital Filmmaking Bachelor's of Applied Science degree program focuses on the foundations of technical competency using industry appropriate software and equipment, and is designed to get students into the industry in as few as 32 months. The Digital Filmmaking degree program is an intensive practical and theoretical training program that prepares students to become successful in today’s media production industry. Students attending this program have the opportunity to learn both the technical and creative components of filmmaking as well as the essential business principles of the entertainment industry. Degree Progression Each academic year you'll be immersed in project-based, hands-on courses while gradually accruing your general education requirements. Freshmen Year: Communications & Critical Thinking, Introduction to Psychology, Still Photography & Digital Manipulation, Art Direction, Media Sound & Visual Sophomore Year: Creative Writing, Mathematical Concepts, Visual Storytelling, Film History & Storytelling Techniques, Screenwriting, Directing Junior Year: American History, Production 1: Narrative Shooting for Visual Effects, Post-Production 1 & 2 Music & Video, Title Design Senior Year: Screenwriting for Final Project, Commercial Production, Funding & Distribution, Electives, Final Project TECHNICAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS Film Production Mobile Media Media Post Production Commercials/Advertising Grip and Lighting Editing Project Planning and Management Title Design Storytelling Techniques Funding and Distribution Professional Life Skills YOUR LEARNING EXPERIENCE A common core curriculum providing you with instruction in digital media literacy and 21st century design. Practice competitive skills such as shooting for visual effects, grip and lighting, storytelling techniques, project planning... [-]

Bachelor of Arts (Honours or General) in Communication Media and Film

University of Windsor, Undergraduate
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Canada Windsor

Media are all around us. We are now, more than ever, individually and collectively immersed in mediated environments, forever connected to social networks, constantly communicating via new media platforms and mobile devices, and consuming the products of media culture in ways that were once unimaginable. [+]

Program Description

Media are all around us. We are now, more than ever, individually and collectively immersed in mediated environments, forever connected to social networks, constantly communicating via new media platforms and mobile devices, and consuming the products of media culture in ways that were once unimaginable. The content we receive and create through these various media influence how we think, what we think about, how we conduct our everyday lives and how we experience the world.

Students in Communication, Media and Film are at the centre of exploring the most dynamic changes in our increasingly complex media landscape as well as the broader cultural, social, economic and political implications of contemporary and emergent technologies.... [-]


Bachelor International Theater Production

Ohio Northern University
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Columbus

Our unique program focuses on theatrical design, production and stage management – in the U.S. and internationally. You’ll graduate with a solid knowledge of the cultural and practical differences in theatre production, which will prepare you for a wide range of careers in theatre, opera and touring productions. [+]

Bachelors in Film Studies in North America 2017/2018. GET BEHIND THE MAGIC Our unique program focuses on theatrical design, production and stage management – in the U.S. and internationally. You’ll graduate with a solid knowledge of the cultural and practical differences in theatre production, which will prepare you for a wide range of careers in theatre, opera and touring productions. We may be small, but our opportunities are big. In fact, our theatre program rivals what you’d find at a conservatory. Our international theatre production students stage dozens of campus and community productions. They interact with renowned designers, directors, playwrights and choreographers from the U.S. and countries like Scotland, Estonia, Ireland, Mexico and England. They travel each year to the United States Institute of Theatre Technology conference so our students can make contacts with employers and companies from all over the United States. They land incredible internships with theatre companies, and they study abroad. Here, you’ll be part of a family. You’ll enjoy small class sizes and amazing friendships. Our distinguished professors will bring out the best in you from the moment you arrive on campus until you graduate. They will become personally invested in your success. On campus, you’ll study and work in top-notch facilities with the latest equipment. The Freed Center for the Performing Arts includes a 550-seat proscenium theatre, a 132-seat studio theatre, rehearsal rooms, scenic and costume shops, smart classrooms, and a computer lab. Let’s be real; international theatre production is a competitive field. It won’t... [-]

Bachelor in Film and New Media Studies

Wheaton College
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Norton

FNMS introduces students to the theoretical, historical, aesthetic, global and technological dimensions of cinema and digital media. Such media inform not only how we understand and value representation, but how we understand and value the ideas, peoples, places and cultures that we see represented. [+]

Wheaton is excited to announce its new interdisciplinary program in Film & New Media Studies. FNMS introduces students to the theoretical, historical, aesthetic, global and technological dimensions of cinema and digital media. Such media inform not only how we understand and value representation, but how we understand and value the ideas, peoples, places and cultures that we see represented. As information and communication technologies and media comprise an ever more prominent aspect of daily life, their social, psychological, cultural, political, economic and environmental impact becomes increasingly consequential. So too does the need to identify, study and responsibly contribute to that impact. The Film and New Media Studies major is designed to be at once intellectually cohesive yet highly flexible. Multiple pathways through the major ensure that in addition to developing competencies in core areas, students can, in consultation with their academic advisor, plan a program of study that will help them identify and achieve their goals both while at Wheaton and in their post-graduation pursuits. Designed in the liberal arts tradition and for the 21st century, Wheaton’s Film & New Media Studies program emphasizes... Developing skills, knowledge and literacies that will help achieve academic 
and professional success; Understanding the past, participating in the present and preparing for the future; Critical thinking, computational thinking and creative innovation; The integration of curricular and co-curricular learning experiences; Project- and participation-based learning; Thoughtful engagement with a diverse range of views, cultures, traditions and people; Opportunities to study abroad and to participate in summer internship.... [-]

Bachelor of Communication, Media and Film

University of Calgary
Campus Full time September 2018 Canada Calgary

The Department of Communication, Media, and Film Studies hosts programs in Communications Studies and Film Studies. First-year students in all degree programs offered by the Department of Communication, Media, and Film Studies are encouraged to explore courses in a variety of areas. It is recommended that a first-year program include at least two of the... [+]

Bachelors in Film Studies in North America 2017/2018. The Department of Communication, Media, and Film Studies hosts programs in Communications Studies and Film Studies. First-year students in all degree programs offered by the Department of Communication, Media, and Film Studies are encouraged to explore courses in a variety of areas. It is recommended that a first-year program include at least two of the following: Communications Studies 201 Communications Studies 203 Film 201 In addition, students should also select at least 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) from the Faculty of Arts. Degree programs offered by the Department of Communication, Media, and Film Studies may include senior-level courses offered by other Departments either as core requirements or as options. It is therefore useful to take first-year courses from a variety of other areas. In addition, students should normally select 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) from the Faculty of Science. Communication Studies Communications Studies explores the ways in which communication constructs and reflects society and culture. The program emphasizes three interrelated areas of communication: 1) Media and Popular Culture: the theory, criticism and history of communication through traditional media, new media, and popular culture; 2) Rhetorical Communication: the theory, critique and production of informative, persuasive and professional discourse in public and organizational contexts; and 3) Science and Communication: discourses and processes of communication in relation to health, science and technology. The program aims to educate flexible and articulate analysts, researchers and practitioners for a wide range of academic, public and professional contexts. It... [-]

BFA in Digital Filmmaking Track

University of Montana
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Missoula

The Bachelor of Fine Arts | Digital Filmmaking track offers an all-inclusive experience in the areas of pre-production, production and post production. Project-based courses cover narrative, experimental and commercial content creation for both traditional and web-based enviroments... [+]

The Bachelor of Fine Arts | Digital Filmmaking track offers an all-inclusive experience in the areas of pre-production, production and post production. Project-based courses cover narrative, experimental and commercial content creation for both traditional and web-based enviroments. Application Deadline is May 2, 2016. Prerequisites Before applying to the B.F.A. program the student must complete the following four B.A. courses. They must be completed or in the process of completion before applying for the B.F.A. degree. For course descriptions see Courses section. MART 101L Introduction to Media Arts - 3cr. MART 102 Digital Technology in the Arts - 3cr. MART 111A Integrated Digital Art - 3cr. MART 112A Intro to Film Editing - 3cr. Year One (In the BA) These classes may be taken in any order. MART 101L Intro to Media Arts - 3 cr. MART 102 Digital Technology in the Arts - 3 cr. MART 111A Integrated Digital Art - 3 cr. MART 112A Intro to Film Editing - 3 cr. After the first year in the BA students accepted into the BFA will follow this track. Year Two Fall MART 210 Creation of Media Story- 3 cr. MART 251 Digital Video Production Techniques - 3 cr. MART 330 Principles of Sound (online)- 3 cr. Spring MART 300 Visions of Film- 3 cr. MART 325 Intro to Animation - 3 cr. MART 445 Sound for Digital Media - 3 cr. Year Three Fall MART 252 Screenwriting- 3 cr. MART 336 Directing Fiction Film - 3 cr. MART 491 Producing... [-]

Bachelor in Media and Film Studies

Birmingham-Southern College
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Birmingham

Media and Film Studies at Birmingham-Southern College is an innovative, interdisciplinary program that is grounded in Film and Media Studies while being informed by other disciplines in the social sciences, the humanities, and the arts. The program also stresses the ways in which academic study and artistic practices are mutually informative. Students in the MFS program... [+]

Bachelors in Film Studies in North America 2017/2018. Bachelor in Media and Film Studies We live in a media-saturated world. Print media, television, cinema, the Internet, and radio are central to the ways in which we now communicate, educate, and create art. Studying film and media allows us to better understand how media connects us to the world and how we interact with each other. After graduation, an MFS student is well prepared to join this evolving media-based world in which we live. Media and Film Studies at Birmingham-Southern College is an innovative, interdisciplinary program that is grounded in Film and Media Studies while being informed by other disciplines in the social sciences, the humanities, and the arts. The program also stresses the ways in which academic study and artistic practices are mutually informative. Students in the MFS program develop and apply their skills in critical thinking, oral communication, and persuasive writing, in the true liberal arts tradition. What is Media and Film Studies? Media and Film Studies at Birmingham-Southern College focuses on the critical examination of film and film production; the historical and cultural understanding of text; and the analysis of the psychological, sociological, and political impacts of mass media. In addition to film, the course of study represents all forms of media and media production, including art, digital systems, print and broadcast news, the trade press, television, photojournalism, the Internet, and emerging information systems, as well as social media. As a Media and Film Studies major at Birmingham-Southern,... [-]

Bachelor in Drama Television Film

Oral Roberts University
Campus Full time 8 semesters September 2018 USA Tulsa

The drama-television-film performance (DTF) major provides a foundation on which one can build experiences in professional, semi-professional or amateur DTF performances. T [+]

The drama-television-film performance (DTF) major provides a foundation on which one can build experiences in professional, semi-professional or amateur DTF performances. Through a variety of acting opportunities and experiences on the live theatre stage, in the television studio and on film location, the DTF Major strives to develop the intellectual, aesthetic and creative potential of students as well as prepare students for graduate studies.

Students majoring in DTF will experience the following

- Acting opportunities in main-stage productions, Showcase Theatre productions, student film and television projects - Designing makeup, costumes, sets and props - Building sets, costumes and props - Directing a scene for a film and a scene for the stage - Writing a script for a television series or a feature length film - Stage management and crew experiences for stage, television and film - Seminars with professionals in the areas of drama,television and film - Participation with Alpha Psi Omega (a national honorary dramatic society) - Audio production and voice-over opportunities ... [-]


Ingeniero En Producción Musical

ITESM - Campus Ciudad de Mexico
Campus Full time 9 semesters July 2018 Mexico Monterrey

Un Ingeniero en Producción Musical Digital es un profesional con una sólida formación en música e ingeniería electrónica, capaz de innovar en proyectos de producción musical mediante la tecnología digital y utilizar creativamente el lenguaje musical en los medios, el cine, los videojuegos, la web, los dispositivos móviles y la mercadotecnia, entre otros. [+]

Bachelors in Film Studies in North America 2017/2018. Esta descripcion aca corresponde al programa enseñado en el Campus Ciudad de Mexico. Un Ingeniero en Producción Musical Digital es un profesional con una sólida formación en música e ingeniería electrónica, capaz de innovar en proyectos de producción musical mediante la tecnología digital y utilizar creativamente el lenguaje musical en los medios, el cine, los videojuegos, la web, los dispositivos móviles y la mercadotecnia, entre otros. El mercado de la música digital crece aceleradamente en el mundo y en México. Los cambios y las nuevas tendencias en la manera de diseñar el sonido y de producir y comercializar la música exigen la formación de profesionistas especializados que aplican su competencias musicales, científicas y tecnológicas a la industria de la música. Existe un amplio mercado laboral que demanda profesionales con un perfil interdisciplinario, multicultural y con competencias tecnológicas, musicales y de negocios en el diseño de sonido y en la producción y comercialización innovadoras de la música digital. El Tecnológico de Monterrey responde a esta demanda con la creación de la carrera de Ingeniero en Producción Musical Digital, con la cual el egresado, utilizando tecnología de punta y herramientas administrativas y de comunicación, será capaz de generar oportunidades estratégicas de desarrollo en el mercado del sonido y en los distintos campos de la industria musical. El plan de estudios de la carrera de Ingeniero en Producción Musical Digital del Tecnológico de Monterrey se distingue de los programas tradicionales porque ofrece un enfoque Innovador... [-]

Bachelor Degree in Film and Video

Five Towns College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Long Island City

The program is designed to take 4 years to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2012-2013, 86% finished [+]

How much will this program cost me? - Tuition and fees: $78,040 - Books and supplies: $5,000 - On-campus room & board: $50,040 *The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change. International Scholarships International students accepted to Five Towns College are eligible to receive an international scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 USD per year. These scholarships are based on talent and/or merit and are renumerable based on the scholarship criteria set forth in the awards letter. These scholarships are awarded at both the undergraduate and graduate level. What financing options are available to help me pay for this program? Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is shown below: - Federal loans: $40,279 - Private education loans: $5,350 - Institutional financing plan: $0 The school has elected to provide the following additional information: 73% of program graduates used loans to help finance their costs for this program. How long will it take me to complete this program? The program is designed to take 4 years to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2012-2013, 86% finished in 4 years. [-]

Bachelor of Film (BFA)

NSCAD University - Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
Campus Full time September 2018 Canada Hamilton Halifax

The Film program at NSCAD is one of the few programs in Canada where you can use actual film. You will have an opportunity to explore the practice, history, theory, and analysis of film [+]

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Film

The Film program at NSCAD is one of the few programs in Canada where you can use actual film. You will have an opportunity to explore the practice, history, theory, and analysis of film production and film art. With an emphasis on collaboration and innovation, you will be encouraged to embrace all elements of film production, from the technical craft to narrative, experimental, and documentary  approaches to your own unique creative vision. This program’s emphasis on one-on-one instruction enables you to study independent film production models that focus on the art of cinema.

 You will take courses in editing, production, cinematography, acting, and sound. Advanced Film Studios form the backbone of the  program and provide superb expertise. Art History courses will inform your studio development, and hands-on experience will prepare you professionally.... [-]


Bachelor in Entertainment Design

Art Center College of Design
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Pasadena Santa Barbara + 1 more

Entertainment Design is at the very heart of the visual experience of TV shows, films, commercials, video games, animation projects and theme parks. [+]

Bachelor in Entertainment DesignEntertainment Design is at the very heart of the visual experience of TV shows, films, commercials, video games, animation projects and theme parks.Degree: Bachelor of ScienceDesigning new worlds, characters and objects that have never before been seen requires great imagination, but also an understanding of how things are built—and how to communicate with the people who will build these new worlds.Art Center’s Entertainment Design curriculum helps students develop the skills and creative focus required of concept designers in the entertainment industry.Our department is relatively new, but Art Center alumni are leaders in the fields of animation, video games, film and television. Many work in the nearby hubs of those industries, bringing their expertise into the classroom as faculty and visiting lecturers. During the first four terms, students receive a rigorous education in drawing, rendering, model building and sculpting, as well as an introduction to 3D digital tools. The program concludes with a senior project focused on an area of particular artistic and professional interest.In years past, students seeking a career in entertainment design took a combination of illustration and industrial design classes to develop their skills and portfolio. Today, Art Center’s Entertainment Design program incorporates and expands upon the strengths of both disciplines.Our students have the opportunity to collaborate with peers from other College departments through Transdisciplinary Studios and Designmatters projects, where they can apply skills for commercial and nonprofit causes.... [-]


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film

Art Center College of Design
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Pasadena Santa Barbara + 1 more

In a rapidly changing entertainment industry, emerging filmmakers must be daring, entrepreneurial and dedicated. Above all, they must be visual storytellers. [+]

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Degree: Bachelor of Fine ArtsIn a rapidly changing entertainment industry, emerging filmmakers must be daring, entrepreneurial and dedicated. Above all, they must be visual storytellers.Every aspect of Art Center’s Film curriculum focuses on the mastery of movie-making skills in order to serve the narrative. Located minutes from Disney, Warner Bros., NBC Universal, ABC, Paramount and the Burbank Media District, our department enjoys an unusually high percentage of accomplished filmmakers on our faculty roster. Students begin shooting immediately, with access to HD, 16mm, 35mm and the latest digital post-production tools.Class sizes are small, fostering close, mentoring relationships between instructor and student. We host several guest lectures by studio heads and A-list filmmakers each term. Students specialize in one of three tracks—cinematography, directing or editing—and frequently collaborate with students from other disciplines.Our architecturally striking campus, on a wooded hillside above Pasadena’s Rose Bowl, is an ideal place for location shooting. We have private editing suites, surround-sound recording and mixing studios, multi-computer labs available 24 hours, a 5,000-square-foot stage with a cyclorama and green-screen digital compositing equipment.Our program imparts a thorough understanding of the entire film-making process, giving our students the skills and confidence to succeed, whether they go on to work for the studios and networks, independently or in emerging media.... [-]


Bachelor in Entertainment Design

Art Center College of Design
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Pasadena Santa Barbara + 1 more

Entertainment Design is at the very heart of the visual experience of TV shows, films, commercials, video games, animation projects and theme parks. [+]

Bachelor in Entertainment DesignEntertainment Design is at the very heart of the visual experience of TV shows, films, commercials, video games, animation projects and theme parks.Degree: Bachelor of ScienceDesigning new worlds, characters and objects that have never before been seen requires great imagination, but also an understanding of how things are built—and how to communicate with the people who will build these new worlds.Art Center’s Entertainment Design curriculum helps students develop the skills and creative focus required of concept designers in the entertainment industry.Our department is relatively new, but Art Center alumni are leaders in the fields of animation, video games, film and television. Many work in the nearby hubs of those industries, bringing their expertise into the classroom as faculty and visiting lecturers. During the first four terms, students receive a rigorous education in drawing, rendering, model building and sculpting, as well as an introduction to 3D digital tools. The program concludes with a senior project focused on an area of particular artistic and professional interest.In years past, students seeking a career in entertainment design took a combination of illustration and industrial design classes to develop their skills and portfolio. Today, Art Center’s Entertainment Design program incorporates and expands upon the strengths of both disciplines.Our students have the opportunity to collaborate with peers from other College departments through Transdisciplinary Studios and Designmatters projects, where they can apply skills for commercial and nonprofit causes.... [-]