The stories we tell on screens can have a profound impact on individuals and communities, and we empower our students to express their unique voice and vision through screen storytelling in film, television and emerging media. If you want hands-on opportunities to create unique work and collaborate with peers to tell the stories that the world needs to hear, this program is for you.
The BFA program in film and media production connects students with creative experiences and pre-professional training, focusing on ethical practices, cutting-edge technological skills and interdisciplinary collaboration. Students are empowered to master digital technologies to create stories that reflect their unique vision and voice.
Beginning with foundational courses that situate the film and media artist as an active citizen-storyteller with a responsibility to their community, students work through a series of structured milestones and projects that culminate in the presentation of a professional digital portfolio.
The curriculum also includes interdisciplinary requirements and elective options from across ASU to ensure that students experience connections between the arts, cultures and the creative process. Beginning in fall 2022, upper-division production courses are housed in a new, state-of-the-art facility in downtown Mesa.
Students also benefit from the California-based program Film Spark, including a fourth year Semester in L.A. program, annual job and internship fairs, professional boot camps, and events located at the Herald Examiner Building in downtown Los Angeles.
Graduates are prepared for success in the growing media industry, to pursue a graduate degree, or to pioneer new careers that will require advanced media production skills, a professional work ethic and a strong creative voice.
At A Glance
Film and Media Production, BFA
- Offered by: Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
- Location: Tempe
- First Required Math Course: MAT 142 - College Mathematics
- Math Intensity: General
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While circumstances vary between students and their paths towards graduation (utilizing placement testing to fulfill required math or foreign language courses, fulfilling multiple General Studies requirements with one course, etc.), completing the courses listed in a major map fulfills all of the requirements for graduation.
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:
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ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.
Graduates who earn this degree are prepared to pursue a wide array of skilled professional careers, including:
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
|Special Effects Artists and Animators||4.1%||$77,700|
|Audio and Video Technicians||12.3%||$47,920|
|Camera Operators, Television, Video and Film||14%||$57,200|
|Producers and Directors||10%||$76,400|
|Film and Video Editors||21.6%||$67,250|
|Media and Communication Workers, All Other||8.1%||$49,730|
|Public Relations Specialists||7.2%||$62,810|
|Sound Engineering Technicians||6%||$53,520|
|Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes||11.8%||$75,420|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
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