Media Soctiety

The Film BFA Program

The film program provides highly motivated and talented students with intensive training in all aspects of filmmaking. Students develop significant skills in directing, cinematography, editing, production, scriptwriting, and film analysis. By the end of the sophomore year, students consult with the film faculty and choose to focus on either fiction, documentary, or experimental film in their junior year.

The primary emphasis of the BFA program is on directing. At the end of the junior year, however, film majors who have demonstrated exceptional talent in cinematography or screenwriting have the option of specializing in those areas, subject to approval by the board of study. The board’s decision is based on demonstration of the student’s technical and artistic proficiency.

Facilities
Film majors enjoy a high equipment-to-student ratio and have access to a fully equipped sound stage, mix studio, equipment store, screening rooms, and digital editing studios.

About Our Alumni
More than 85 percent of film program alumni have found work in the film and television industries. Here are a few of our representative alumni:

  • Jessica Brunetto
  • Ilya Chaiken
  • Austin Chick
  • Rocco Caruso
  • Bob Gosse
  • Nick Gomez
  • Brandon Harris
  • Hal Hartley
  • Azazel Jacobs
  • Lesli Klainberg
  • Dani Michaeli
  • Whitney Ransick
  • Jeffrey Schwarz
  • James Spione
  • Chris Wedge
  • Julia Wrona

 


Questions?
School of Film & Media Studies:
Tel.: (914) 251-6860

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