The Communications Media Film/Video Production Concentration puts you in a hands-on environment to learn all aspects of media creation both technical and aesthetic for film and digital media.
What we're working on
The job growth outlook for film and video editors through 2030 is 33%, with 18,300 new jobs in the field. This comes with a median annual wage of $76,000.*
The Film and Video Production concentration allows students to work in both film and digital media, as well as study both narrative fiction and documentary filmmaking. Beginning in their first year, students are given hands-on instruction in a deeply immersive environment that stresses both the technical and aesthetic aspects of media creation.
All students have access to a wide range of industry standard cameras, lights, audio gear and post-production facilities. Within the concentration, students work both collaboratively and individually on a multitude of projects. In their final semester, all eligible students gain professional industry experience in a full-time internship either locally, in Los Angeles, New York or elsewhere.
Below watch a short film and documentary created by our students.
Written and Directed by Sara Prygocki. Featured in: Indie Short Fest (Los Angeles International Film Fest), Studio City Film Festival
Check out the Burg Blog to see more from our department.
*View the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Film and Video Editors (visited May 20, 2022).
The film equipment and editing labs at Fitchburg State were very easily accessible to students, which wasn’t the case at the first university I attended and was a major factor in my decision to transfer. Also, smaller class sizes allowed me to have better relationships with my professors, which is extremely important in something like film/video.
Curriculum and Other Information
- BS, Film/Video Production Concentration, Communications Media - Program information from the University Catalog.
- Four-Year Plan of Study - Required and elective courses for program completion.
B.S. in Communications Media
- Students should demonstrate proficiency in the core tools and skills of their discipline.
- Students should be able to apply aesthetic principles to their work by developing and defending a portfolio that demonstrates craftship and meets professional standards for their discipline.
- Students should be able to explain how their work fits in the historical and theoretical context of their discipline.
- Students should apply core theoretical principles to the analysis and critique of media.
- Students should recognize and apply ethical perspectives to their work.
- Film/Video Critic
- Lighting Director