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Film and Video

Purdue University in West Lafayette

Film and Video Production is a professionally-oriented program with a strong liberal arts foundation. It brings together faculty and courses from Film and Video Production, Theatre, Art and Design, the School of Languages & Cultures, and English.

The goal of this program is to help prepare students to meet the new challenges they will encounter as citizens and professionals in the information age, and to qualify them for immediate entry into professional careers or graduate programs in film and video. Students may choose from multiple concentrations, including Directing, Editing, Writing, Cinematography, Production Design, Live Production, and International Cinema; or mix and match courses to create a more customized experience. Students will learn how to analyze, integrate, and apply the theories that form the basis of the film and video discipline, and to work in a practical, professional capacity. To maximize their experience, students are encouraged to actively seek real-world opportunities through internships, participate in capstone experiences, or perhaps include a second major or minor. The students plan offers excellent flexibility to personalize their experience to their own personal, professional, and artistic goals.

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.

Plan of Study

Film and Video, BA
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Transfer to Film and Video

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

  •   Director/Producer
  •   Filmographer
  •   Stage Manager
  •   Film Critic
  •   Advertising
  •   Teacher

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