48 months
25644 USD/year
25644 USD/year
9102 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Bachelor of Arts in Film at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is designed to give students the tools and knowledge they need to succeed in an entry-level position in the film industry and/or to pursue a graduate degree in a program that matches their professional goals, whether those involve production, screenwriting, or scholarly studies in cinema. 

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Film at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas , 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.

Career Possibilities

In the Bachelor of Arts in Film, students learn the foundations of visual storytelling, skills that can be applied to any field. Our students are challenged with innovative training in directing, signature screenwriting approaches, the latest cinematography techniques, cutting-edge nonlinear solutions, and interactive courses in film history, theory, and criticism. Once required courses are complete, students can select track electives to specialize in the area of their choice and prepare themselves to pursue careers as cinematographers, critics, directors, editors, historians, screen actors, producers, screenwriters, or professional crew. The program also equips students for entry into top-tier graduate programs in production or research.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • 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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH

120 - 122 


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

High School Transcript – 

  • Submit your high school transcript (includes all high school coursework and grades).
  • A certified translation is required for any transcript not written in English.
College/University Transcript(s)-
  • Submit your official transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities where college-level credits were earned (either while in high school or after graduating high school).
  • A certified evaluation (course-by-course with GPA calculation) by a NACES member organization is required for all non-US college-level coursework.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25644 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25644 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    25644 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25644 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    9102 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9102 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Las Vegas

880 - 1430 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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