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.

UArts recently opened a 5,600-square-foot Center for Immersive Media, with studios dedicated to motion-capture and immersive technologies like augmented and virtual reality.

Learn more about the Center for Immersive Media. 


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

BFA '18

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

BFA '19

Film (BFA)
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
Wendy Weinberg

Oscar-nominated filmmaker
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Michael Attie

Film (BFA)
Sundance Documentary Film Program Fellow
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Chris Mason Johnson

Film (BFA)
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 three ways to study film: 

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

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


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Caitlin Riggsbee

BFA '17

Film (BFA)
Research associate for company that produces PBS show 'Finding Your Roots'
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Andrew Wheeler

BFA '01

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

BFA '14

Film (BFA)
Editor; post-production assistant on HBO series 'Vinyl'

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


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