• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Oakland, TN, United States
As a Film major at California College of the Arts, you’ll be part of a supportive community of creative people known for our collaborations. You'll have direct access to peers in painting, animation, and writing, which can help you broaden your skill set and push beyond the confines of mainstream cinema.
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Film internships in the Bay Area

While in Film school at California College of the Arts, you'll have the opportunity to intern with leading film and media arts organizations. Students have interned with Frameline, producers of the San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival; San Francisco Film Society, which organizes the San Francisco International Film Festival; SoMArts, a cultural center for multidisciplinary events and exhibitions; and Telling Pictures, a media production company founded by Film Co-chair Rob Epstein.

Potential career paths

  • Cinematographer
  • Filmmaker/Director
  • Film editor
  • Screenwriter
  • Visual artist

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Film 1: Image and Sound
  • Film Language and Form
  • Film 2: Production
  • Post-Production
  • Film Studio (200 level)
  • Film Studio (300 level)
  • Film Studio (200 or 300 level)
  • Junior Tutorial
  • Film 3: Advanced Production
  • Senior Project: Film

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.

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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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    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.

General Requirements

Admission requirements

  • An online application and nonrefundable application fee of $70
  • Personal essay
  • High school and/or university transcripts
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Portfolio (log in to SlideRoom)
  • Proof of English proficiency (international applicants only)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    51092 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51092 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    51092 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51092 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Oakland

  • 1055 - 1970 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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