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Motion Pictures, B.F.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #1168 (BCR) Dayton, OH, United States
The Department of Theatre, Dance, and Motion Pictures from Wright State University is devoted exclusively to the training and education of undergraduate students in the areas of dance, motion pictures, and theatre. These programs lead to the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees.
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Overview

The Department of Theatre, Dance, and Motion Pictures from Wright State University is empowered by the Ohio Revised Code to require particular preliminary training or talent for admission to specific programs, and each of the five B.F.A. degree programs has specific criteria for admission to each level of training. Students in all areas must earn a minimum GPA of 2.0 by the end of the freshman year to continue in a theatre arts major. Students who wish to be admitted as majors in acting, acting/musical theatre, or dance must successfully pass an audition or interview. Transfer students are admitted into B.F.A. programs on the basis of a successful audition, interview, or portfolio presentation.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Proficiency in the techniques of motion picture production, including the practice of independent filmmaking.
  • Understanding of motion pictures history, theory, and criticism, including the concepts of authorship and genre.
  • Understanding of national and international cinemas.
  • Knowledge of the trends in the contemporary cinema.
  • Knowledge of employment and/or graduate school opportunities.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Wright State University has a rolling admissions policy. Typically the admissions application deadline for each semester is the week before classes start.

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Moving Image
  • Motion Pictures Production
  • History of the Motion Picture
  • Advanced Motion Pictures Production
  • Motion Picture Production
  • Studies in Film History
  • Studies in Film Authorship

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    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:

    5.5

    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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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

To apply to Wright State University, you must have earned a certificate of completion from a secondary education school that would allow you to attend university in your home country. You should have studied mathematics and science subjects at the secondary level.

Complete the Wright State application process by submitting:

  • Application for Undergraduate Admission
  • Official ACT or SAT scores
  • Official high school transcript including senior schedule
  • Partial at time of application, final transcript with graduation date posted upon completion of your senior year
  • $30 application fee

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9690 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    19380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9690 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    9962 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4981 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Dayton

  • 880 - 1360 USD/month
    Living Costs

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