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Motion Pictures, BFA

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is designed to give students pre-professional training for vocations closely related to film and video production, while simultaneously giving them an opportunity to develop their creativity. The B.F.A. program follows an open admission policy for only the first semester; thereafter, students must progress according to department guidelines in order to continue.

The Motion Picture Production Program combines intensive work in film production with studies in theory, history, and criticism of motion pictures, as well as related media. The Production program equips students for professional work in film or related fields or for graduate-level studies.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: Fall / Spring
Estimated Total Tuition: $31,414
Location: FairbornOHUnited States

Career Opportunities

Wright State alumni are working in virtually all components of the film and television industry. They hold such positions as advertising creative director, Hollywood cinematographer, feature film producer, computer special effects artist, videographer, writer, cinema scenic artist and designer, storyboard artist, crew member, director, DVD graphics designer, Technicolor specialist, and film editor, among others.

Students who earn the B.F.A. in Motion Picture Production may qualify for positions in film, television, public relations, advertising, or industry, with professional film production companies in Hollywood or elsewhere, or as independent filmmakers. The degree can also prepare students for careers in the related fields of journalism, screenwriting, or the management of arts organizations.

The B.A. in Motion Pictures is a general liberal arts degree that prepares the student for entrance into professions requiring knowledge of contemporary culture and film. Students who complete the B.A. degree may continue with graduate study in film and subsequent employment as a professional writer or teacher in a university. Their professional options also include working for a film archive, festival, library, museum, arts council, film or video production company, or publisher.

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  • The Moving Image
  • Motion Pictures Production
  • History of the Motion Picture
  • Intermediate Motion Pictures Production
  • Documentary Film: History and Theory
  • Advanced Motion Pictures Production
  • Senior Practicum in Filmmaking

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