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The Bachelor of Arts in Film helps students recognize, understand and produce effective storytelling for the screen. You can also combine the study of film with a variety of majors and minors like Theatre, Creative Writing, Animation and others.

Growth Industry

The television and film industries are booming in Oklahoma thanks to economic incentives for producers and rapid growth of local studio facilities. BA Film graduates can start their professional careers right here in Oklahoma with companies like Paramount+, AppleTV, FX Network and others bringing projects to the state.

Major Requirements Credit Hours: 42 

  • FILM 1013 Introduction to Film Studies 3 
  • FILM 1024 Introduction to Film Workshop 4 
  • FILM 1113 History of Motion Pictures 3 
  • FILM 2013 Writing for the Screen 3 
  • FILM 2024 Intermediate Film Workshop 4 
  • FILM 2123 Film Editing Foundations 3 
  • FILM 3013 Short Screenplay Short Film 3 
  • FILM 3213 Film Theory and Criticism 3 
  • FILM 3423 Advanced Film Workshop 3 
  • FILM 4003 Producing 3 
  • FILM 4113 Directing for the Camera 3 
  • FILM 4091 Senior Capstone: Planning* 1 
  • FILM 4193 Senior Capstone Execution* 3 

Upper-Level Film Culture - Choose one

  • FILM 3163 Film Genre 3 
  • FILM 3313 Great Films 3 
  • FILM 3363 Cinema and International Explorations 3 

*Students enrolled in both the BA in Film and the BA in Theatre may select to complete a Film capstone or a Theatre capstone project. If they choose to complete the Theatre capstone project, they will complete the B.A. in Film requirements with 38 credit hours in the major.

Students interested in Film can easily transfer their academic credits to Oklahoma City University! Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) students should review the below articulation agreement to determine which courses are needed for the Film degree.  

Film Talent scholarship: You may submit a short sample of digital film work for Talent Scholarship consideration. The reel should be no longer than five minutes and can include one short film or samples from a variety of projects. A brief statement that explains your role(s) in the submission should accompany a link to view the reel online. Email Bryan Cardinale-Powell with your submission or any questions.

All Film students are encouraged to seek internships. Some recent students have worked with Prairie Surf Media, Green Pastures Studio, the Oklahoma Film + Music Office, Osiyo TV (Cherokee Nation productions), and a variety of films and tv shows filmed in the state.


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