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Degree programs

A degree in film from the Herberger Institute delivers a world-class education bound by opportunities to prepare for a career in film or television.

Explore our film degree options.

The Sidney Poitier New American Film School offers bachelor's degrees in film, with a concentration in either Film and Media Production (for directors, technicians, and production-based careers) or Filmmaking Practices (for screenwriters and industry professionals). With specialized tracks of courses in writing, directing, producing, cinematography, post-production, sound, and animation/VFX, students use industry-standard software and technology to develop professional skills and their own unique creative voice. The school also offers a graduate degree in narrative and emerging media, a joint program with the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. 

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Film (Filmmaking Practices), BA


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Film and Media Production, BFA


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Film and Media Production, Minor


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A degree in film

Whether you are motivated by the glitz and glamour of the red carpet, want to produce a variety of humanitarian documentaries or showcase your artistic talents through the lens of an independent film, a film degree can prepare you to work in all aspects of the film and television industry.

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