Filmmaking | Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Degree / MCAD


Write, direct, produce, edit.
Master sound, lighting, aesthetics.
Learn the business as well as the craft.


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Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Degree in Filmmaking

Filmmaking students work with film and digital technologies in a variety of genres to pursue projects from beginning to end—from writing to casting to lighting to promoting.

When not in the studio or working on location, students are immersed in the theory and traditions behind the craft so they become fluent in the language of film.

Filmmaking is a major offered in the four-year BFA degree program. Our BFA curriculum is rooted by Core Four—foundation courses that enhance students' professional development.


Course Descriptions

Required Courses 42
Total Credits 120


On-site internships at organizations such as galleries, ad agencies, and cultural institutions—both local and international—allow students to learn about the industry, enhance their skills, network, and build their portfolios. Previous students have interned at the following organizations, among many others:

Disney/ABC, New York ▪ DreamWorld ▪ Kare 11 ▪ Minneapolis Institute of Arts ▪ MPR—The Current ▪ Nickelodeon, New York ▪ OlsonBockley GalleryShadowmachine, California ▪ Walker Art Center