Communication: Film (BA)

Students gathered around a green screen ready for a video shoot. One student is giving a countdown with their hand in the air

Few professional fields change and grow as rapidly as film and digital media production. A major in Communication: Film from USF provides you with innovative storytelling skills and digital technology expertise to position you to enter the profession with a competitive edge.

As a Communication: Film major, you’ll benefit from our blend of:

  • Practical, skill-building courses
  • Creative, project-based learning
  • Work-world applications
  • Professional connections
  • Expert faculty
  • State-of-the-art facilities

Academic Plan

An academic plan is a general blueprint showing how one might complete the degree, semester by semester.

Jane Martin showing a film student how to use a camera

Versatile Skills

As a Communication: Film major, you will become skilled and experienced in Visual storytelling: Learn how composition and light set the mood for a story.

  • Studio production: Learn skills in camera operation, studio directing, lighting and live editing.
  • Field production: Learn skills in directing, lighting and editing to create a short film.
  • Screenwriting Writing: Learn how to capture your voice to create a compelling screenplay.
  • Editing: Learn the theories of editing and apply them using industry software.

Internships

You will gain hands-on experience through internships with local television and film companies. Recent internships include:

  • BFA Photography
  • Civic Theatre
  • Disney College
  • Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese Communication-Videography
  • Glasseye Pix
  • Likeable Art
  • Media 401 Digital Films
  • PBS Fort Wayne
  • WANE TV Sports

Career Outlook & Success

$62,650

Median pay for film and video editors per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

$71,680

Median pay for producers and directors per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

14%

Expected job growth for film and video editors from 2018-2028 per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Be Part of a Creative Community

USF’s School of Creative Arts is a hub of energy and activity. As a Communication: Film major, you will collaborate on projects with students studying graphic design, animation, web design, photography and more – giving you the opportunity create truly professional-quality work.

Film Club

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 classic to avant-garde and everything in between. This will also be a valuable tool in developing a team for your class and personal projects as well as meeting with local filmmakers and professionals.

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Program Director

Jane Martin
jmartin@sf.edu
260-399-7700 ext. 8008