Powerful visual storytelling.
Innovative storytelling skills and digital technology expertise can give you a competitive edge in a range of entertainment, media and communication jobs.
From commercial production and innovative short films to deeply researched documentaries and live, televised events, there’s an incredible amount of content being created and shared today. There’s unprecedented demand for storytellers, directors, editors, writers and other creative professionals to bring these productions to life.
From concept to completion, film production is an exciting, multifaceted process. As a film major at the University of Saint Francis, you’ll get to experience all of it — while living and learning on a campus rich in creative arts.
Gain a foundation in film production and communication theory, while learning essential technical skills and production techniques. Your coursework will cover:
And you’ll also get to enrich your education with electives — or even adding a minor or second major — in areas like animation, creative writing and graphic design.
Rooted in the Franciscan tradition, our communication: film production program also prepares you to be an ethical, socially responsible creative professional.
median salary in Indiana for arts, design, entertainment, sports and media occupations (bls.gov, 2019)
Growth in demand for producers and directors through 2029 (bls.gov)
Growth in demand for film and video editors/camera operators through 2029 (bls.gov)
The collaborative nature of film means working with and learning from an array of artists, storytellers, technicians and other professionals.
Throughout your time at USF, you’ll team up with your film friends and students from other majors — such as animation, photography, graphic design, music technology and public relations — to create short films, develop digital campaigns and launch other exciting projects.
Internships & Practicums
Boost skills, build your portfolio and earn production credits through internships at media outlets, film companies, digital agencies and other organizations like:
Film majors — and students in other creative and technical fields — at USF get to work with some of the most advanced equipment and technology on campus, as well as benefit from the expertise, guidance and professional networks of accomplished faculty members and artists.
A film has many moving parts: the story, the production, the score, engaging the audience. That means you’ll not only learn from communication and film production faculty members, but also from experts in cinematography, editing, design, writing, public relations and more.
You’ll have 24/7 access to high-end computer labs, design studios, and production rooms, all equipped with industry-standard tools and software, such as Adobe Premiere and 4K digital cameras.
USF is home to a variety of performance venues, including the Performing Arts Center, a 2,000-seat auditorium in downtown Fort Wayne.
As part of the USF Film Club, you can meet with other students who share your passion and discuss the art of visual storytelling and production for a variety of films, from the classics to the avant-garde. The club is also invaluable for building teams and partnerships for class and personal projects, as well as meeting with local filmmakers and professionals.
Other campus groups and activities of interest to someone seeking a film degree include:
The storytelling, communication and digital skills you’ll gain in a film studies program will prepare you for an incredible range of positions in industries of all kinds. USF alumni have pursued creative and technical positions at companies of all kinds. A few examples:
Before I graduated, I had two job offers, both within my field. I think this shows how well USF prepares you for success and connects you to professionals. At USF, I was able to tailor my career to my interests — and today, I’m working at a job I love.
Benjamin Clemmer ’17
89.1 WBOI, host and production assistant
Your first step to becoming a USF Cougar is applying for admission. our online application makes the process as convenient as possible.Apply Now
Whether you know what you want to see, who you want to meet or are just exploring your options, we will personalize your campus visit to fit your needs.Visit USF
An academic plan is a general blueprint showing how one might complete the degree, semester by semester. Get an idea on what each semester could look like.