The BFA in Film & Media Arts is a professional training degree program to prepare students for careers in film and media arts. FMA majors use creative problem solving to craft narratives with subtext and emotional depth, bolstered by precise industry skills. Tracks of Writing and Directing, Acting and Directing, Writing and Producing, Cinematography, Postproduction, and Interactive Media allow for discipline focus and opportunities for collaborative projects of increasing sophistication.
What careers can this major prepare you for?
The language of the global economy is communicated through film and media arts as evidenced throughout the world wide web, broadcast, advertising, marketing, communications and all manner of information and entertainment. Specific career paths include: Screen, Television, Copywriter; Writer; Writer's Assistant; Executive, Creative, Associate; Line Producer; Production Manager; Unit Production Manager; Production Coordinator; Script Supervisor; Production Assistant; Director; First/Second Assistant Director; Cinematographer; Director of Photography; Camera Operator; First/Second Assistant Camera; Key Grip; Grip; Gaffer; Best Boy; Sound Mixer; Boom Operator; Location Manager; Postproduction Supervisor; Editor; Assistant, Dialog, Sound Editor; Colorist; Compositor; Digital Effects Artist; Actor; Casting Director; Writer/Director; Writer/Producer; Commercial Director; Music Video Director; Filmmaker; Documentarian; Interactive Media Creator.
What skills are developed within this major?
Creative problem-solving, communication, collaboration, time-management, and storytelling aesthetics are some of the principle skills developed within the major and are broadly applicable throughout a host of industries.