The interdisciplinary model is designed to establish marketable skills in the emerging field of digital communication blended with a wide array of liberal arts electives.
Students become technically astute filmmakers who are also intellectually informed artists. They are trained in all aspects of their craft in both fiction and documentary production by working with professional filmmakers with a track record of producing award-winning feature and short documentaries that reach broad audiences.
The Filmmaking program of Rutgers University trains students in all aspects of film production, from research and treatments to cinematography, lighting, field production, directing, script writing and story boarding, editing, and post-production. Our pedagogy interweaves documentary and fiction with emerging film technologies and platforms, while providing opportunities for students to build a wide array of professional, marketable skills.
Students collaborate, take risks, and build a solid foundation in all areas of filmmaking to create original digital narratives. Upon completion of the BFA degree in filmmaking, students demonstrate technical proficiency, narrative film form, film production as educational research/team collaborative skills, creative expression through production-oriented classes, and management of complex projects—all within a firm grounding in the humanities.
Because the Rutgers Filmmaking Center is located within a major research university, the BFA degree in filmmaking and Documentary Film Lab provide students access to vast intellectual resources and opportunities for cross-disciplinary learning.
Recent graduates have been accepted to esteemed graduate film programs and have gained employment as associate producers, editors, and cinematographers.
Local requests for student work on film projects also come through the Rutgers Filmmaking Center. Students are connected to these opportunities via our “gigs” bulletin board and with weekly newsletters.
Students also can develop their skills at program-sponsored workshops offered throughout the semester. During spring 2020, the Rutgers Filmmaking Center offered workshops in commercial video production, color correction, and Adobe Premiere.
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Programme StructureCourses include:
- Screenwriting (Short Film) or Script to Screen
- Advanced Cinematography
- Animation 2D
- Animation 3D
- Web Series Filmmaking
- 48 months
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DisciplinesFilm, Photography & Media Digital Communication View 750 other Bachelors in Film, Photography & Media in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Online Application
- A $70 non-refundable application fee is required
- Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR)
- Due to the uncertainty of future test dates and availability of standardized tests, Rutgers will make submission of SAT and ACT test scores optional
- English Proficiency Examination Requirements
- Letters of recommendation are not used for admissions consideration
International29458 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14729 USD per semester during 48 months.
National29458 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14729 USD per semester during 48 months.
In-State12996 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6498 USD per semester during 48 months.
Living costs for New Brunswick
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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