The University of the Arts’ Film/Video program provides you with an environment where traditional ideas about moving images are challenged, and where personal vision is encouraged and developed. The goal is to expand your creative vision and to give you the tools to create artistically strong work.
What makes the UArts Film/Video program unique?
Film/Video majors work collaboratively with students from a wide range of disciplines in Design, Visual Arts, Dance, Music and Theater.
You’ll have the advantage of small classes and the personal attention of an award-winning faculty of working filmmakers. They count an Oscar nomination and numerous fellowships — National Endowment for the Arts, Guggenheim and Pew, to name a few — among their recognitions. Their work has been screened on PBS, at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Smithsonian Institution, and at prestigious film festivals across the globe.
Student projects range from experimental films to personal documentaries to short narratives, and numerous internship opportunities give students real-world experience in professional practice. They work in a wide range of facilities and with top-level equipment — including an extensive selection of 16mm and digital video cameras, AVID digital video editing systems, a digital imaging and editing lab with 16 high-end computers, video editing suites with Final Cut Pro, and a specially built, acoustically isolated film shooting studio.
Who are UArts Film/Video alumni?
Film/Video alumni are working in Hollywood, New York and across the globe in a variety of roles. One is the producer of such blockbuster hits as “Salt” with Angelina Jolie and “Legally Blonde” with Reese Witherspoon, who’s worked with stars including Al Pacino, Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone, Robert DeNiro, Kevin Costner, Will Smith and Drew Barrymore. Another was the cinematographer for the 2010 Student Academy Award-winning film.
Others have worked on “The Simpsons” and for Nickelodeon, the Walt Disney Company, NFL films and the U.S. Holocaust Museum. They’ve received a Sundance Institute Fellowship, a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, and have had their work shown in the Whitney Biennial and the Berlin Film Festival. One alum is half of the groundbreaking animation and filmmaking team the Quay Brothers, while others are successful independent filmmakers or own their own production companies.