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Film Studies

University of North Carolina Wilmington

48 months
18508 USD/year
18508 USD/year
4444 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Film Studies program from University of North Carolina Wilmington prepares students to participate in a world increasingly shaped by moving pictures.


The Film Studies program from University of North Carolina Wilmington teaches students to understand the history, aesthetics, business, and social significance of motion pictures and provides practical training in artistic and technical aspects of filmmaking. 

The UNCW Film Studies department is founded on the principle that the study of cinema and the artistic production of motion pictures complement one another, and all film studies majors perform substantial work in both areas. 

In addition to preparing students for work in the film industry and in film-related areas, the courses in the Film Studies Department develop skills that students can apply to a variety of disciplines and professions outside of film, such as skills of textual analysis, critical thinking, persuasive and creative writing, visual design, research, computer use, and oral presentation.


Film Studies courses cover all modes of cinematic expression: narrative, documentary, avant garde/experimental, and animation. The critical studies curriculum includes courses in film analysis, history, rhetoric and theory, and a wide range of world cinema.

The film production curriculum encompasses every aspect of the integrated film production process, including screenwriting, directing, producing, cinematography, camera operation, lighting, sound recording and design, 3D and 2D animation, and interactive media.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Film Study
  • Film Production
  • The Business of Film
  • World Cinema
  • Moviemakers & Scholars Series
  • 3D Computer Graphics
  • Film Tools and Techniques
  • Intermediate Film Production: Documentary
  • Intermediate Film Production: Narrative
  • Writing about Film

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application.
    • Non-refundable $80 application fee (check or money order in U.S. dollars and drawn on a U.S. bank, payable to UNCW).
    • Essay & short answer
    • An official transcript, translated into English (translation must be certified), of grades from secondary school.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18508 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9254 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    18508 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9254 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    4444 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2222 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Wilmington

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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