Film programs at UArts offer a behind-the-camera experience unlike any other. You can choose to study film through a variety of creative avenues, including film and video, film production design, animation, and photo and film media. There are no limits to the career options you'll have as with a degree in film—our programs are designed to teach you how to reach your unique goal. Our graduates become directors, editors, cinematographers, art directors, and photographers, to name a few. If you're interested in filmmaking and all that is involved with it, look no further than studying at UArts.

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Watch a highlight reel of student work


Student Spotlight: Reid Carrescia '12 (Film + Video)

Watch a clip from student work "Harvest," a story about the end of the world.

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Stephanie Valdivia

'18

Film
Video Intern for NFL's Philadelphia Eagles; hometown: Miami
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Kenny Wooten

2019

Film
Hometown: Catonsville, Maryland

In the University of the Arts' Film program, you'll learn about every aspect of the business from active professional filmmakers, including an Oscar nominee and recipients of the National Endowment for the Arts, Guggenheim and Pew Foundation fellowships, whose work has been screened on PBS, at the Whitney Museum of American Art and at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and in festivals around the world. 

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    Wendy Weinberg

    Oscar-nominated filmmaker
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    Michael Attie

    Film
    Sundance Documentary Film Program Fellow
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    Chris Mason Johnson

    Film
    Most recent film as writer-director a New York Times Critics Pick

    Whether your medium is animation or digital video and film, the programs are dedicated to helping you bring your ideas to life. You'll work closely with award-winning faculty and other creative students to develop your skills, understand the rich history of your medium, and express your personal vision as you immerse yourself in a challenging and rewarding career.

    At UArts, students have four ways to concentrate on film: 

    Film + Animation
    Allows you to explore the possibilities of both disciplines.
    >> Sample Curriculum

    Film + Video
    Provides you with an environment where traditional ideas about moving images are challenged.
    >> Sample Curriculum

    Film Design
    Allows you to concentrate on the creative and artistic areas of production design involved in filmmaking.
    >> Sample Curriculum

    Photo + Film
    Experimental by design, allowing you create inventive and exciting hybrid works yet to be imagined.
    >> Sample Curriculum

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    Andrew Wheeler

    BFA 2001

    Film
    Director of Photography on feature films, commercials, music videos (Bruno Mars, Arianna Grande, Childish Gambino)
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    Vanessa Martino

    BFA 2014

    Film
    Editor; post-production assistant on HBO series 'Vinyl'
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    Caitlin Riggsbee

    BFA 2017

    Film
    Research associate for company that produces PBS show 'Finding Your Roots'

    Here are a few movies, TV shows, video games, and music videos our alumni have worked on.

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