Film (Filmmaking Practices) (BA)
Accelerated Program

Students who pursue the BA program in film with a concentration in filmmaking practices receive grounding in fundamental production skills; entertainment and media ethics; feature, short, and episodic screenwriting; and general film and media industry history and practices.

Students have the option of two tracks of study in the upper division: screenwriting or preprofessional. Students who choose the track in screenwriting are required to take multiple writing courses at the intermediate and advanced levels. Students in the preprofessional track chose among a series of course options in each of these areas: writing, producing, and film and media technology. Production experience is regularly available through select lower-division courses that provide creative coursework options, the upper-division course FMP 300, and credited opportunities to work on projects produced by students, faculty, and the School of Film, Dance and Theatre. All students complete a year-long senior project, initiated and developed by the students and supported with dedicated faculty mentorship.

Degree Offered

Film (Filmmaking Practices) (BA)
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Application Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

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Career Outlook

The filmmaking practices concentration provides preprofessional students with the knowledge and experience to prepare them for entry-level positions in media and entertainment production, producing and film management, or to enter advanced graduate-level education. Screenwriting allows students to develop a diverse and unique writing portfolio and an understanding of the creative and professional skills required to establish and maintain a successful career as a writer.

Example Careers

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:

Career*growth*median salary
Multimedia Artists and Animators6%$63,630
Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary10.8%$64,300
Audio and Video Equipment Technicians11.9%$41,780
Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture2%$48,080
Talent Directors9.1%$69,100
Media and Communication Workers, All Other10.3%$45,860
Public Relations Specialists 6.2%$55,680
Directors- Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio9.1%$69,100
Technical Directors/Managers9.1%$69,100

* 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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