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Film, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Jefferson City, TN, United States
Film students at Carson-Newman University will study the aesthetics of motion pictures, learn the tools of production, and prepare for careers in the film industry.  Students majoring in Film will select from classes on film in the areas ranging from Communication to English, from History to Religion.
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Specialized courses like Film Authors or American Film Genres provide students with a clear understanding of the medium.  Classes like World Cinema offer an intercultural perspective on film.  Film students also have access to a production studio, editing equipment, cameras, lighting and other tools of the trade, and internships play a crucial role in providing students with real-world skills in and knowledge of the film industry.

Learning outcomes

Students at Carson-Newman University have the opportunity to interact with professional filmmakers as they visit the campus and serve as guest lectures in classes.  Each year, Carson-Newman also hosts the Mossy Creek Documentary Arts Festival showcasing the documentary films of both students and professionals, and bringing filmmakers to campus.  In addition, Tennessee Filmmaker, a PBS series, is sometimes shot on the campus.

By the senior year, students work individually with professors to create Senior Film Projects.  This capstone experience demonstrates the knowledge and skills that the student has developed throughout the program.

While at Carson-Newman, students also can apply to be involved in film internships, including opportunities in Hollywood.

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:

  • Introduction to Communication Writing
  • Introduction to the Art of Film
  • Film History
  • Studies in American Film Genres
  • Film Authors

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.

  • 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.

General Requirements

  • Application for Admission
  • After you apply, please submit $100.00 application through your application portal at
  • Official Transcripts from high school or secondary school and diploma or National Examination Result slip (One in original native language, one translated into English)- A professional Evaluation is required for the admission process

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14100 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    28200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14100 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Jefferson City

  • 1005 - 1870 USD/month
    Living Costs

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