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 interest is in narrative films, documentaries, music videos, experimental film or more, the UArts Film & Video program helps you create something meaningful.
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. You’ll collaborate with other students – writers, actors, dancers – in a city bustling with film productions, both Hollywood and independent. You'll use the same high-tech equipment the pros use, including 16mm and digital video cameras, a variety of digital video editing systems, a digital imaging and editing lab, and a specially built, acoustically isolated film-shooting studio.
In addition to creating your own film or video project, 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 and abroad. You can produce a short film for a city-wide competition sponsored by the Opera Company of Philadelphia – in this past year’s contest, UArts students won all of the awards. This year, students are collaborating via the Internet with film students from the Royal Conservatoire in Glasgow, Scotland. And since we're just two hours from New York, you can go on day trips to tour the galleries and museums that showcase contemporary film and video.