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Film, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #601 (WUR) , NV,
Our degree programs combine the latest industry practices, traditional storytelling, and a scholarly film history context to help you build a strong foundation for graduate study and careers in the dynamic worlds of film, television, and digital media.


The bachelor of arts in film degree is designed to give you a strong base for future graduate work at a school best fitting your professional goals, whether they involve production, screenwriting, or scholarly studies in film. You also will develop the tools and knowledge necessary to succeed in an entry-level position in the film industry.

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Film the student should be able to:

  • Identify Film History in Context. Distinguish major figures instrumental in the creation of world cinema and distinguish different film genres, film forms, national cinemas, and their production and distribution systems.
  • Comprehend Film Language. Communicate cinematic language in terms of the art and craft of cinema including: mise-en-scene, cinematography, editing, sound, acting, directing, narrative storytelling, documentary, film criticism and film theory.
  • Analyze Screen Stories. Recognize and discuss strengths and weaknesses with structural elements of a cinematic story.
  • Apply Film Research. Use library resources; search the Internet, and an understanding of a foreign language sufficiently to conduct emphasis-appropriate research in their selected field of cinema.
  • Write Filmic Analysis. Implement the terms taught and apply them to any discussion and assignment of the field of cinema.
  • Synthesize Filmmaking Fundamentals. Construct film essays, write in proper screenplay format, and exhibit competence in the creation of short films.
  • Execute Film Response & Criticism. Evaluate films and screenplays and communicate through critical writing and oral response.
  • Determine Track Specializations. Select with a faculty advisor to focus on one of these areas: Film history, screen performance, production methods, and screenwriting. Proactive meetings with the faculty professional will allow the students to tailor seven track electives to meet their needs, interests, and career goals.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Introduction to Film
  • Language of Film
  • Film Analysis
  • Film Production
  • Film Criticism
  • Film Editing
  • Staging for the Screen
  • Cinematography
  • Film Production Design
  • Pre-Production Approaches for Film and Video
  • Professional Film Production Methods
  • Film Theory

English Language Requirements

  • 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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  • 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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General Requirements

  • Freshman applicants are admissible with either a 3.0 core GPA (calculated based on English, math, social science, and natural science) from the high school transcript, a 1120 SAT score, a 22 ACT composite score, or a Nevada Advanced High School Diploma.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19670 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19670 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    5760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5760 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Paradise

  • 1088 - 1680 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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