Bachelor On Campus


Rutgers University

48 months
29458 USD/year
29458 USD/year
12996 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Filmmaking Center offers the Filmmaking program of Rutgers University, an innovative program with individualized training in fiction and documentary film production taught by industry professionals.


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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Cinematography
  • Screenwriting (Short Film) or Script to Screen
  • Advanced Cinematography
  • Animation 2D
  • Animation 3D
  • Web Series Filmmaking

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29458 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14729 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    29458 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14729 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    12996 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6498 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for New Brunswick

1204 - 2963 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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