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The B.F.A. in cinema production offers an intensive hands-on education in filmmaking, with collaboration at its core. In our production-focused degree program, students begin producing creative work from day one using state-of-the-art equipment. This program includes a yearlong, intensive thesis project in the student's chosen concentration.

The B.A. in cinema and media studies also offers hands-on education and filmmaking along with a conceptual aspect, allowing for more opportunities to think analytically and critically about visual media. This program allows for more flexibility when it comes to a student's schedule. 

All filmmakers in our program 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 projects. 

In these programs, you will flow seamlessly from the student film set to the professional set, whether that be film, TV, commercial, online marketing and more!

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, starting in year one students are learning and practicing 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 or more disciplines of cinema production and a broader understanding or various 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 yearlong, intensive thesis capstone project in the chosen concentration.
  • 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 and theory-oriented filmmaking degree that allows students more flexibility in structuring their education, with fewer courses in the major, and no yearlong 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.

Student Work

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."

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