48 months
56435 USD/year
56435 USD/year
Tuition fee
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At Film, Animation and Video from Rhode Island School of Design students regularly analyze and solve technical and aesthetic problems, and benefit from exposure to critical review, film festivals and visiting artists and specialists. 


Film, Animation and Video from Rhode Island School of Design majors work in live action, animation or a hybrid of the two, and have the option of producing films in a wide variety of genres (such as documentary, experimental, narrative) and for diverse outlets (including installations and interactive media).

Graduates with Film, Animation and Video from Rhode Island School of Design will be prepared to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the plasticity of time through techniques such as manipulating sound and visual rhythm to alter the feeling of time passing and convey narrative structure
  • articulate their roles and responsibilities as mediators of information
  • exhibit competence in at least one of the three forms of live action film, animation or open media
  • design and implement individualized creative processes to plan, organize and execute complex projects
  • recognize and assess their assumptions, and the implications and practical consequences of those assumptions
  • understand experimentation as a form of research
  • recognize, develop and refine narratives
  • raise and clearly formulate vital questions and problems
  • communicate effectively and work with others to find solutions to complex problems

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Drawing 
  • Design 
  • Spatial Dynamics 
  • Theory and History of Art and Design: Global Modernisms
  • Film Practices
  • Video Practices or Animation Practices
  • Topics in History, Philosophy and the Social Sciences
  • Live Action or Animation 
  • Open Media
  • Time, Light and Sound
  • Film Practices or Video Practices
  • Animation Practices 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Common Application
  • Academic transcripts
  • Test-Optional, SAT and ACT
  • English language proficiency tests
  • Portfolio
  • The Assignment
  • College Essay
  • Letter(s) of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    56435 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 56435 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    56435 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 56435 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Providence

1030 - 1900 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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