Degree Program Overview

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in film and TV production at Sam Houston State University is perfect for anyone interested in studying digital cinema.

Whether you want to write, direct, produce, design, edit, or shoot, you can get your first shot with a Sam Houston film & TV degree plan. 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, state-of-the-art facilities located in the Dan Rather Communications Building, and worldwide networking opportunities. Students will be prepared for a career in motion picture and media production in a diverse, multi-cultural, and rapidly changing media world.


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.


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

Department and curriculum requirements
Degree Type Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A)
Length 120 Credit Hours
Enrollment Fall, Spring, Summer
Tuition/Costs Rates Per Semester

Undergraduate Application Deadlines

  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: December 1
  • Summer I: May 15
  • Summer II: June 15