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Film Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Berea, SC, United States
Director, publicist, screenwriter. If the imaginative, artistic and dramatic field of film and video interest you, film studies provides a compelling interdisciplinary major. We offer a bachelor degree in Film Studies at the Baldwin Wallace University. 
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Film studies exposes you to the aesthetic, technical and socio-cultural aspects of this visual art form. You'll learn about the historical, theoretical, visual and narrative components of film as well as production and digital technologies.

Baldwin Wallace University's program in Film Studies offers hands-on, portfolio-building coursework in audio, lighting, screenwriting, computer imaging, photography and more. You'll cultivate multi-media abilities while honing media literacy and critical thinking skills.

A required capstone course bridges classroom learning with practical application. You'll create a portfolio of work you can share with prospective employers and graduate schools. Featured in the portfolio will be samples of your media experiences, including a demo reel, and special project that demonstrates proficiencies in writing, research, planning and recording.

With Cleveland nearby, there are numerous internship opportunities. BW students have interned and volunteered at network-affiliated television stations, Cleveland's International Film Festival, as well as through national production companies filming on location in Cleveland.

Career Opportunities

  • Creative director
  • Film director/producer
  • Publicist
  • Electronic creative media specialist
  • Screenwriter
  • Videographer

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure


  • Film studies is offered as a major and minor. The major is interdisciplinary, requiring additional courses in art and music. 
  • The curriculum emphasizes practical and theoretical aspects of film. You are required to take production courses such as Lighting for Film, Film Production and Direction, and Screenwriting. 
  • Theoretical courses include Film and Culture, Film Makers, and Film Genres. There is a required capstone course that enables you to build an impressive resume and portfolio.
  • As a film studies major, you will become skilled at writing, producing and directing your own work. You will be encouraged to take creative risks while developing effective film-making skills.
  • Through course electives, internships and more, you can customize your education to focus on a specific area of interest. You will be prepared for graduate school as well as employment within the industry.

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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • 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.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • Application
  • Secondary School Transcripts
  • Secondary School Report Form
  • Teacher Recommendation
  • Complete the International Student Certification of Financial Support Form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    34504 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34504 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    34504 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34504 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Berea

  • 1575 - 2740 USD/month
    Living Costs

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