Film (Film and Media Production) (BA)

The School of Film, Dance and Theatre offers a BA in film with a concentration in film and media production. Students pursuing this concentration develop a comprehensive and practical knowledge of production; awareness and impact of media and entertainment on audiences and culture; and an understanding of the role of the artist in society. Students have access to digital cameras, lighting and sound equipment, post-production software and facilities, and other resources and technologies that will give them an opportunity to produce a final capstone project of exceptional technical quality.

Within this concentration, students have the option of three tracks of study: directing, producing, or media and technology. Each of these focused courses of study is supported by the degree-wide emphasis on ethical filmmaking practices, innovative creative expression, and preparation for a career as an industry professional.

All students enter as majors in the filmmaking practices concentration. After completing the required five core film degree courses (15 credits), students are eligible to apply to the selective, studio-based concentration in film and media production. Students who enter ASU as freshman typically apply for the film and media production program in their third or fourth semester; transfer students may apply earlier depending on academic record, experience, and preparation.

Degree Offered

Film (Film and Media Production) (BA)
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All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

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Career Outlook

The film and media production concentration provides students with the knowledge and experience to prepare them to enter careers in media and entertainment as:

  • cinematographers
  • directors
  • editors
  • producers
  • screenwriters

The bachelor's degree program is an excellent broad-based foundation for work in the profession or to prepare students for further training at graduate schools or conservatories.

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
Audio and Video Equipment Technicians11.9%$41,780
Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture2%$48,080
Directors- Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio9.1%$69,100
Film and Video Editors 17.6%$57,210
Multimedia Artists and Animators6%$63,630
Talent Directors9.1%$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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