Degree Program Overview

Whether you want to write, direct, produce, edit, or shoot, the Bachelor of Fine Arts in film and TV production provides the advanced production and post-production skills and the knowledge to prepare for a career in the film-making industry. Students pursuing this degree should have some experience in video production and editing.

The BFA in film and TV production provides students with an excellent liberal arts education from a renown department with a high degree of student-faculty interaction, a wide variety of hands-on courses, and state-of-the-art facilities located in the Dan Rather Communications Building. Students will be prepared for a career in motion picture and media production in a diverse, multi-cultural, and rapidly changing media world.

Coursework

The film & TV production degree provides students interested in digital cinema with fundamental production and post-production skills, as well as knowledge designed to prepare them for an exciting career in the filmmaking industry.

Required courses include Film History and Criticism, TV & Film Production, Motion Picture Aesthetics, Cinematography, Advanced Editing for Film, Scriptwriting, Mass Media Law & Ethics, and more.

Highlights

Take advantage of opportunities to participate in hands-on study programs at famed film institutes in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. An annual trip to the Cannes Film Festival offers student film submission, internships, and the opportunity to interact and network with leading film and television industry professionals from around the globe.

Careers in Film and TV Production

  • Directing
  • Producing
  • Promotion
  • News Reporting
  • News Videography

Program Breakdown

Brief breakdown of the type, or types, of degree(s) available, their length, available enrollment, and estimated cost.
Category Degree Summary
Catalog Entry Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A)
Length 120 Credit Hours
Enrollment Fall, Spring, Summer
Tuition/Costs Rates Per Semester

View the Film and TV Production BFA brochure (.pdf)

Undergraduate Application Deadlines

  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: December 1
  • Summer: May 15