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Film and Video Studies

Purdue University in West Lafayette

Film and Video Studies (FVS) is an interdisciplinary major grounded in film, communication theory, and history.

In FVS, students will learn how to think about, analyze, integrate, and apply the foundational theories of the film & video discipline through production and theory courses. Motivated students develop an interdisciplinary and individualized program for further study of film, video, and new media or they enter the workforce in a creative capacity. To maximize job prospects after graduation, students are encouraged to pursue a second major or minors in a related field connected to interests and abilities, and will seek internships to enhance their abilities.

All liberal arts majors prepare students with the skills identified as contributing to managerial success:  communicating and listening well, possessing insights into others, creative/critical thinking, problem solving, and the ability to make connections across complex ideas.

Degree in 3

Motivated, driven students can complete this major in three years. Degree in 3 allows students to enter the work force or graduate school a year earlier while also providing a cost-effective way to complete an undergraduate degree. Degree in 3 offers a great combination of cost-savings and the opportunity to accelerate your future and achieve your goals.

Plan of Study

Film & Video Studies, BA
Film and Video Studies Webpage

Transfer to Film and Video Studies

Purdue admits to individual majors. Transfer students must meet Purdue's overall transfer criteria, as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check the closed programs page to confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Contact Information

Undergraduate Student Recruitment Office
(765) 494-6291

College of Liberal Arts

Careers in Film and Video Studies

  •   Director / Producer
  •   Filmographer
  •   Stage Manager
  •   Film Critic
  •   Advertising
  •   Teacher
  •   Travel Blogger
  •   Media Specialist
  •   Screenwriter

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