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Film and Video Concentration

The Film and Video 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.

Created by Vanessa Kahn & Kylee Acevedo. Featured in: MassLive Salem Film Festival, Online New England Film Festival, Independent Film Festival Boston. 

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

Edgar Mutebi and Raffael Defeo directing a scene
Edgar Mutebi and Raffael DeFeo directing a scene for their Advanced Film/Video project, Crickets. Photograph by Walton Hall

Dan Kincaid recording Melina Leon for "Crickets"
Dan Kincaid recording a scene with actress Melina Leon for Crickets. Photograph by Walton Hall

The student to professor ratio and the hands-on approach to filmmaking create an ideal learning environment.
Brian Hennessey, Film/Video Concentration 

Fitchburg State University Alumna Melanie Perkins talks about her education at Fitchburg State and how it led to an Emmy win.

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.

Brian Hennessey on the red carpet at the Emmys
Alumnus Brian Hennessey (center) is a producer for NBC's The Voyager.
He and his team were nominated for a daytime Emmy in 2018.

Requirements and Curriculum

Film and Video Concentration

For more information, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.


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.

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