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Film and Television, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #51 (BCR) Boston, MA, United States
The Undergraduate Program at Boston University, leading to the BS in Film and Television, provides a comprehensive exploration of Film, TV, and new media while ensuring that students receive a strong liberal arts education.
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The Film and Television program at Boston University focuses on four critical areas:

  • studies
  • screenwriting
  • production
  • management/producing

Students learn from those who came before them, practice the art of storytelling through their writing courses, and apply what they have learned in their production courses.

Learning Outcomes 

Upon earning a bachelor’s degree in Film & Television, students will have gained:

  • The ability to analyze and break down the narrative structure of film and television scenes, scripts, and complete projects. This includes both fiction and nonfiction material.
  • Understanding the “language” of Film/TV—shot selection, mise-en-scene, lighting, sound, blocking, and editing of scenes, scripts, and complete projects.
  • The practical skills necessary to develop original film/TV projects and scripts.
  • Practical competency in the key elements of film and television production—including directing, camerawork, lighting, audio recording, editing, and producing.
  • The knowledge needed to connect the formal attributes of the project to a particular film/TV movement or period and to discuss the contributions of the key creative figures of that movement or period.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Production
  • Sound Design
  • Post Production FX Editing
  • Hothouse Productions
  • TV Studio Production
  • Directing
  • Documentary Production
  • Narrative Documentary Production

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements


  • Common Application or Coalition Application     
  • High School Transcript
  • Senior Year Grades
  • Counselor Recommendation and School Report Form   
  • Teacher Evaluation
  • Standardized Tests
  • Secondary School Records
  • Documentation of Financial Support
  • Copy of Data Page of Passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    54720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54720 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    54720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54720 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
    Living Costs

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