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Film, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
New York City, NY, United States
The B.F.A. in Film at Pratt Institute prepares students to become innovative and professional moving image artists by developing each student’s creative vision. Through the production of a series of projects, students gain analytical, technical, and communication skills.
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Overview

The program provides a foundation in all aspects of the production of time-based media and encourages students to explore various modes of filmmaking, including narrative, documentary, experimental, video art, and hybrid. Graduates are expected to demonstrate excellence in artistic vision, professional skills, and a contextual understanding of their work in contemporary culture.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

  • Drawing I: Figure and General
  • Light/Color/Design I
  • Digital Cinema I
  • Themes in Art and Culture I
  • Introduction to Literary and Critical Studies

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Online Application (online required) with fee of $50; international applicant fee is $90. The online application is here.
  • Official transcript from your last high school attended 
  • Optional letter of recommendation. This is not required. If you still wish to submit a recommendation, a reference form is downloadable if your reference prefers a form. Your recommendation must be submitted by mail by the recommender. 
  • Portfolio: A visual or writing portfolio is required for all majors but construction management. Portfolios must be submitted at pratt.slideroom.com. View Portfolio Requirements.
  • Essay
  • International applicants only whose first language is not English must submit the TOEFL 

Tuition Fee

  • National

    47986 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47986 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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