School of Interdisciplinary Studies Film & Video StudiesCollege of Liberal Arts

Film & Video Production, BA

Film and Video is an interdisciplinary program grounded in production, theory, aesthetics, history, culture, and criticism. You will analyze, interpret, integrate, and apply the foundational theories of visual storytelling. You will create and capture the motion image through hands-on production courses. As self-motivated students you will be able to map out an interdisciplinary, individualized program for further study of film and video in both academic and practical contexts. The production major is a hands-on major, taking dedicated students through all phases and aspects of the production process.  The production major focuses on hands-on, experiential education with room to develop an optional concentration of expertise (Directing, Editing, Cinematography, Screenwriting, Production Design or Live Events) or create a general/broad based program.  It also offers opportunities to work alongside students majoring in Theatre, English, Art & Design, and Languages & Cultures as well as seek out opportunities for great internships and even paid work experience throughout your time at Purdue!

View the plan of study here.

 

In order to enhance your degree, you may wish to add one of these concentrations:

 

Cinematography concentration

This is for students interested in gaining gtreater mastery in the composition of shots and usage of the camera and lights within a film or video.  To achieve this concentration, take 12 credits from this course list.

Directing concentration

This is available for studentsz interested in working with and helping actors and crew achieve theirs and the producers vision for a film or video project.  To achieve this concentration, take 12 credit from this course list,

Editing concentration

This is available for students interested in graphic design, film and video editing, and being involved in a production's post-production.  To achieve this concentration, take 12 credit from this course list,

Live Event Video Production concentration

This is available for students interested in being involved and gaining in-depth experience about live streamed productions.  To achieve this concentration, take 12 credit from this course list,

Production Design concentration

This is available for students interested in building the set, making the costumes, and interested in elements of film and video that will end up being filmed.  To achieve this concentration, take 12 credit from this course list,

Screenwriting concentration

This is available for students interested in adapting plays, novels, original works and other art forms into screenplays.  To achieve this concentration, take 12 credit from this course list,

 

 

 

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