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Film Studies, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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As a budding film scholar, you will critically analyze the moving image in many forms, including documentary, Hollywood and national cinema, avant-garde and experimental film, and television. As a fledgling filmmaker, you will develop the technical expertise and authorial voice to write, shoot, and edit your own creative projects. The Connecticut College Film Studies major integrates film theory and practice. Watch the Film Studies Video.  

On the Cutting Edge

As a major, you will develop moving picture literacy and become thoughtful and socially responsible producers.  You will read books, articles, essays and blogs. You will analyze, interpret and construct both written and visual arguments – and your films will interrogate how images are constructed on the other side of the lens. When you graduate you will join alums who are award-winning writers, critics, cinematographers, producers, editors, directors, writers, documentarians, artists, advertisers, scholars, teachers, grad students and authors.

The Liberal Arts in (Lights, Camera,) Action

While you make your own short films, you will learn screenwriting, producing, directing, cinematography, editing, lighting, sound recording and mixing, marketing and festival distribution. Our production courses use 4k UHD video equipment. While enrolled in upper-level production courses, you have access to an impressive array of professional cinema lights, a professional dolly with track, a 12-foot crane, camera gimbals, Glidecams and shoulder-mount rigs, wireless audio kits and 16mm film cameras. Our editing lab is accessible 24/7 and is fully equipped with Adobe Creative Cloud and various audio recording/mixing software.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Fundamentals Of Motion Picture Production
  • Studies In Film Culture
  • Screenwriting
  • Documentary theory and production

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • Common Application
  • School report: includes (1) college counselor recommendation, (2) official secondary school transcript with first term (quarter or trimester) grades for the current academic year and (3) mid-year report with updated grades as soon as they are available
  • Two academic teacher recommendations (preferably from junior or senior year)
  • Common Application Early Decision Agreement Form for EDI & EDII applicants (signed by ED applicant, college counselor and parent or legal guardian) submitted via your Common Application account
  • If English is not your native language: the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE is required.
  • All non-US citizens must submit a Certification of Finances for International Students (pdf)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    75315 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 75315 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    75315 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 75315 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New London

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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