Film & Video

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

New video series takes a look inside the Film & Video program with Program Coordinator Peter Rose
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To Pleasure's Intoxication Yield

Grand prize winner of the 2012 Philadelphia Opera Company Student Film Competition by Nikkita Patterson '13 (Film & Video)
Quick Takes

Quick Takes

New video series spotlights alumni animators/filmmakers the Quay Brothers during their recent film screening and Q&A session
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Urva

Black Maria Film + Video Festival and New Jersey Film Festival-winning work by Emre Ozdemir '10 (Film & Video)
Quick Takes

Quick Takes

New video series takes a look inside Film & Video Master Lecturer Kathy Rose's Image & Performance class and concert
Harvest

Harvest

Bucks Fever FilmFest and NYLA International Film Festival-winning work by Reed Carrescia '12 (Film & Video)

Your vision is unique. Not content to settle for what everyone else is doing, you’re curious, inventive and willing to take risks. Whether your passion is for fictional narrative, documentary, music videos or experimental film, the UArts Film & Video program will help you transform your vision into reality.

You'll learn about every aspect of the business from active professional filmmakers, including an Oscar nominee and recipients of the National Endowment for the Arts, Guggenheim and Pew Foundation fellowships, whose work has been screened on PBS, at the Whitney Museum of American Art and at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and in festivals around the world. You'll collaborate with other students – writers, actors, dancers, musicians, costumers and set designers – in a city bustling with film productions, both Hollywood and independent. You'll use the same high-tech equipment the pros use, including RED and Black Magic cameras, a variety of digital editing systems in our state-of-the-art digital imaging and editing labs, and a specially built, acoustically isolated film-shooting studio.

In addition to creating your own films, you'll do an internship, maybe on a film or TV show being shot in Philly – like "Silver Linings Playbook" and "It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia" – or in New York, Los Angeles, or abroad. A class assignment might take on a city-wide film competition and the UArts entries will sweep the awards, as they did with a contest sponsored by the Opera Company of Philadelphia. Or you might find yourself collaborating via the Internet with film students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, in Glasgow. You'll have study abroad options in England, Australia, Ireland, Finland, South Korea, Scotland, New Zealand and Italy. And in addition to exploring Philadelphia’s vibrant film and art scene, you’re only two hours from New York’s galleries and museums showcasing contemporary film and video.

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After UArts

Learn more about alumni like Veronica Kablan BFA '06 (Film & Video), who have found success after graduating from UArts.

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In the News

Alumnus Jeffrey Stern BFA '75 (Film) wins Outstanding Sound Editing Emmy for hit HBO series 'Boardwalk Empire.'

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Featured Student Work

Work by Amanda Conlan BFA '13 (Film & Video) is featured in the Studio Spotlight (see link above). Other work by students, faculty and alumni in the program can be found at the bottom of this page.