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Cinematography, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
, NJ,
The Cinematography Contentration at FDU is unique and one of the only ones offered in undergraduate programs. Our alumni work in the industry and have made our program highly regarded and recognized in the profession.


The Cinematography Concentration is a rigorous course of study for students who have a special interest in the art and science of photographing the moving image. Whether the capture medium is film, video or a new digital process, the concepts, concerns, and artistic approaches to achieving the right visual imagery is the same. The Core Major Requirements are the same as the standard Film Major, thus students may elect this concentration as late as their junior year. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cinematic Storytelling
  • Filmmaking I: Basic Production
  • Filmmaking II: The Professional Crew
  • Screenwriting 
  • Post Production 
  • Filmmaking III: The Art and Craft of Film   
  • Production
  • Twentieth Century Cinema
  • Producing & Directing the Thesis Film 

                  English Language Requirements

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                    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

                  General Requirements

                  • An Application for Undergraduate Admission
                  • A $40 non-refundable fee
                  • Two letters of recommendation
                  • Official SAT or ACT standardized test scores
                  • Official transcripts from all high schools attended
                  • Personal Essay on a topic of your choice optional
                  • Personal Interview optional

                  Tuition Fee

                  • International

                    45528 USD/year
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 45528 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
                  • National

                    39686 USD/year
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 39686 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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                  Living costs for Madison

                  • 1793 - 4420 USD/month
                    Living Costs

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