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Film and Digital Media

Avila University

48 months
29685 USD/year
21115 USD/year
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The Film and Digital Media program of Avila University is reality-based. Blending theoretical knowledge with practical experience, a degree of Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Avila prepares students for successful careers in independent digital video and film production, studio recording, screenwriting and corporate scriptwriting.


Students in the Film and Digital Media program of Avila University have opportunities to:

  • Shoot 4k video
  • Make narrative films, documentaries, animations, corporate videos, experimental films, music videos, webcasts
  • Edit video with Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Create special FX with Adobe After Effects
  • Be part of MicroCinema (our Avila University sponsored student-run organization)
  • Write screenplays using industry standard Final Draft software
  • Manipulate images and create titles in Adobe Photoshop
  • Develop web design skills and create websites
  • Participate in local film festivals, and network with national and international filmmakers
  • Attend screenings and panels with visiting filmmakers
  • Watch movies and eat pizza

Additional experience is gained from professional internships.  These practical experiences and professional contacts translate into a competitive advantage in the job market.

All film and digital media students complete a portfolio showcasing their professional work prior to graduation.


A Film and Digital Media degree is an entrée into a wide variety of 21st Century careers which involve creating powerful communication tools. The New York Times has called cinema studies the New MBA because it is not "so much a profession as the professional language of the future," teaching skills that are applicable to a wide variety of careers. Thus, the career prospects for this exciting field continue to grow and be re-defined.

Students commonly seek positions in Film/Video Editing, Screenwriting, Videography, Special Effects, Animation, Documentary Filmmaking, Directing, Producing Commercials, Designing Social Media and Web Content, and Broadcast News or Sports Reporting.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Survey of Film
  • Corporate Scriptwriting
  • Screenwriting
  • Digital Media: Shooting & Lighting
  • Digital Media: Editing & Audio
  • Intermediate Production

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • High school grade point averages of 2.5 or above (4.0 scale)
  • ACT score of 20 or above or SAT score of 1020 (CRW+ Math) or above
  • For successful admission to the university, Avila strongly recommends that high school applicants complete 16 units of college preparatory coursework
  • Official High School Transcripts
  • If English is not the first language of your country and you do not have an English Placement Exam for undergrad courses, please pursue an English Language Learner program to prepare yourself for academic courses here at Avila University

Tuition Fee

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    29685 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 29685 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    21115 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21115 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Kansas City

980 - 1596 USD /month
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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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