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Degree requirements for the B.A. in cinema and media studies will be available summer 2018.

The B.A. in cinema and media studies and B.F.A. in cinema production offers a hands-on education in filmmaking, with collaboration at its core. In our production-focused degree programs, students begin producing creative work day one using state-of-the-art equipment, including the latest cameras and editing systems.

Filmmakers learn the skills necessary to communicate their vision, so they can bring their ideas to the screen. Production courses are designed to model real-world production environments, with students from a variety of disciplines collaborating to produce professional-quality films.

In these programs, you will flow seamlessly from the student film set to the professional set, and from the university editing lab to the professional post-production house.

Cinema arts majors in the Grip/Electric Workshop class got a first-hand look at equipment used on commercial and major motion picture film sets at First Light Grip & Lighting Rentals and 31st Street Studios.

Cinema arts majors in the Grip/Electric Workshop class got a first-hand look at equipment used on commercial and major motion picture film sets at First Light Grip & Lighting Rentals and 31st Street Studios.

Degree Options

For both the B.A. and B.F.A. degrees, students spend their first two years learning the fundamental craft of cinema production in our narrative-based program.

B.F.A in Cinema Production

  • A production-intensive filmmaking degree that allows students to gain a deeper education in one discipline of cinema production and a broader grounding in art forms related to cinema arts.
  • Junior and senior B.F.A. students select a concentration for advanced practice - directing, producing, editing, cinematography or sound - and conclude their degree with a thesis film as their capstone project.
  • B.F.A. students are required to complete 129 credits. For a comprehensive list of program requirements, see the B.F.A. degree requirements.

B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies

  • A production-oriented filmmaking degree that allows students more flexibility in structuring their education, with fewer courses in the major, and no thesis film requirement.
  • With greater flexibility students can pursue study abroad opportunities, double-major, or complete their degrees in less than four years, making it a good option for transfer students.
  • B.A. students are required to complete 120 credits. For a comprehensive list of program requirements, see the B.A. degree requirements.

Faculty who work in the field

Point Park faculty members bring academic and work experience into the classroom.

Meet the faculty
Pictured is Andrew Halasz.
FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

"I treat every student as an artist equal to myself. They know and understand their personal vision uniquely. My goal is to help them refine and clarify that vision."