• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

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.

Education

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.

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 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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    71

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    54

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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

  • International

    18508 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9254 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    18508 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9254 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    4444 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2222 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Wilmington

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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