Film/Video Production Concentration, Communications Media, BS

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In Short

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.

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Program Overview

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.

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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.

Project Puffin from Communications Media Department

Porcelain from Communications Media Department
Written & Directed by Sara Prygocki. Featured in: Indie Short Fest (Los Angeles International Film Fest), Studio City Film Festival


The student to professor ratio and the hands-on approach to filmmaking create an ideal learning environment.

Brian Hennessey, '13

Experiential Opportunities

Communications Media Internships


Internships are a great opportunity to get valuable, real-world experiences before entering a competitive job market.
Read more about: Internships


Each year students are given the opportunity to submit original work to be juried and possibly selected for our honors art exhibition, VISIONS. This is a showcase of the year's best student work. VISIONS involves a gallery exhibition and a film/video screening.
Read more about: Visions

Study Abroad

Take advantage of the opportunity to study abroad and you can do this in one of three ways: short-term faculty-led programs, exchange/direct enroll programs, and outside provider-led programs.
Read more about: Study Abroad

Curriculum and Other Information

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.
  • Cinematographer
  • Director
  • Editor
  • Film/Video Critic
  • Grip
  • Lighting Director
  • Producer
  • Videographer

To submit a request for casting, please visit Currently Casting.