The Film Studies program provides guidance to our students from accomplished research and film production faculty, real world experience through hands-on internship practicums, and opportunities for success beyond the program for our graduates.
The BA in Film Studies with Emphasis in Production offers an immersive curriculum in film production, spanning from screenwriting and cinematography to audio engineering and field production. The program combines rigorous technical instruction with aesthetic, historical, and theoretical topics that inspire students to find innovative ways to express themselves through film. Working with established filmmakers, media artists and scholars, our film production students develop their own personal craft and vision as a filmmaker. At each stage of the curriculum students exercise and demonstrate their skills and creativity through class projects. This learning process culminates in the senior film project that serves as the central piece of the graduate’s professional portfolio.
Film Studies graduates have the ability to pursue careers in in a wide range of professions. Common areas of employment are in arts and entertainment, broadcasting, and media and film production. For those who seek a career in the TV/motion picture and digital media industries, the BA in Film Studies qualifies them for many and various jobs, including producer, cinematographer, director, editor, actor/actress, writer, or technician for visual effects, lighting, sound or special effects.
This is an emphasis area of the following major:
Common Career Paths
You can do nearly anything with a Mizzou degree, but here are some common career paths taken by graduates of this major:
- Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes
- Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
- Audio and Video Equipment Technicians
- Directors- Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio
- Film and Video Editors
- Multimedia Artists and Animators
- Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers
- Producers and Directors