Upon admission to the university, students can declare a major in film studies within the College of Arts and Sciences.
Students interested in film studies should consult with an Arts and Sciences advisor and with the program’s academic advisor as soon as possible. English 2263: Introduction to Film is a prerequisite for the major and fulfills part of the general education requirements for the College of Arts and Sciences. This prerequisite should be taken early by any student potentially attracted to this major.
Traditionally, graduates of the Film Studies program from The Ohio State University pursue careers in film, video and media production. Many find positions in distribution, film development, casting, talent management, film archiving, journalism, arts criticism and education. Graduates also find success in graduate school acceptance and in job searches nationally in these areas. Students are also prepared for the kinds of positions requiring critical and information-analytical skills in government, nonprofit organizations and industry that are open to other students majoring in the arts and sciences.
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Students take the following courses, which can be chosen from a list of approved film courses in various disciplines.
- core courses (six credit hours)
- three credit hours each in the pre-1950s, multicultural, non-industrial and non-fiction components
- film studies electives (nine credit hours)
- focus area in film theory, screenwriting or film production (nine credit hours)
- senior seminar (three credit hours)
- 48 months
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DisciplinesFilm, Photography & Media View 681 other Masters in Film, Photography & Media in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Successful completion of university preparatory courses
- High school performance (class rank or GPA), including participation in accelerated programs like Honors, AP and IB; Ohio State does not have minimum requirements for class rank or GPA
- Standardized test score (ACT or SAT); Ohio State does not have minimum requirements for ACT or SAT scores
- Ability and desire to contribute to and engage with a diverse campus community
- Experiences that demonstrate leadership or engaged involvement(e.g., co-curricular activities, work experiences or military service)
- Status as a first-generation university student
- High school performance if adversely affected by physical, mental or learning environment factors
International36430 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 36430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
National33502 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 33502 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
In-State11508 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 11508 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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