• BFA
  • Film and Mass Media Program

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film emphasizes authorship in Film Production to empower our graduates for lifelong success in a variety of filmmaking and screenwriting modalities. Working with a diverse faculty in an intensive tutorial environment, students author original works, collaborate with a creative team, and develop their personal voice. Graduates will leave equipped with a broad array of skills to compete in the film industry or continue their studies in graduate school.

The Film BFA is a limited-access, 4-year degree program that shares a cinema studies and production core with the Film B.A. program. After completing foundational requirements as Film B.A. majors, students can choose to apply for entry into the BFA via a portfolio review in their second year. Once accepted, students can design a plan of study for different modalities in narrative, documentary, and experimental filmmaking as well as screenwriting.

As part of their Capstone experience, Film BFA students organize a curated exhibition of creative works from the Film B.A. and Film BFA degree programs. They also learn about the professional practice to help better prepare themselves for life after film school, navigating a career in industry and the arts.

Examples of student short films

How to Apply

The Film BFA is a limited-access program. Click the link below for information on the program’s application process, eligibility requirements and portfolio specifications.

Application Process and Portfolio