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The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Film and Media Arts is a professional degree program with a focus on hands-on production of documentary, narrative and experimental films using state-of-the-art motion picture cameras and post-production facilities. The robust curriculum includes a broad array of courses in production and post-production, as well as cinema studies, art history, screenwriting and more, designed to prepare students for roles as directors, producers, editors, special effects artists, sound designers, screenwriters and/or independent filmmakers. Elective offerings allow students the flexibility to explore coursework in their area of interest. Students create a short format thesis film as a capstone experience. A digital copy of the approved project must be submitted to the UT library's institutional repository. The BFA in Film and Media Arts is accredited by NASAD.

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Film and Media Arts is a liberal arts program that combines critical studies with production experiences and provides students with a foundation of theory and application. Blending creative expression with technology, students study critical perspectives and practice implementing techniques in emerging (digital) formats. Courses cover narrative, documentary and experimental forms and utilize both single- and multiple-camera approaches. The B.A. in Film and Media Arts is accredited by NASAD.

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professor teaching students

The film and media arts program brings in leading industry professionals to give students an insider's view of the business.

Film and Media Arts


Students work on film projects locally and around the country.

Film and Media Arts

behind the camera

Students take courses in animation, web and new media.

underwater camera

Students apply the concepts they've learned by creating and editing their own films.

Film and Media Art Minor

UT’s courses are designed to foster creative expression and professional technique.

BFA in Digital Arts

Kristin Anger

"Between the individualized attention in the classroom and the freedom to customize your degree, you get everything you need to graduate with the right set of skills."

— Kristin Anger ’15, film and media arts major, Delta Kappa Alpha president