Extending well beyond the boundaries of field production, effective filmmaking requires research, planning, collaboration, dedication, both technical and business savvy and most importantly, an inspired story. The Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts has designed a Production program that teaches you the craft, educates you in the business and inspires you in the art of visual storytelling.
In a conservatory setting, our hands-on, project-centered curriculum will instill every aspect of live action production within you, preparing you for a multi-faceted career in the filmmaking industry. The College of Motion Picture Arts remains the staple of film education due to our dedication to storytelling within our Bachelor of Fine Arts program.
Your studies in Production begin with the college’s core curriculum of film history, screenwriting, directing, cinematography, CG and live action production, editing and sound. You will then delve deeper into visual storytelling with advanced focus on narrative film development and production, working with actors, camera and lighting, film aesthetics, and post-production sound while also acquiring knowledge of film law, production management, financing and advertising.
You will work one-on-one with faculty and visiting filmmakers who are industry experts with a gift for teaching, each eager to share their experience on films such as The Deer Hunter, Pulp Fiction, Caddyshack, Ulee’s Gold, Aquí y Allá and The Godfather. Learn more about our faculty.
The culmination of the college’s Production curriculum is your senior thesis project, a capstone film where you will have a year dedicated to development, production and post-production. The College of Motion Picture Arts equation of small student cohorts, a project based curriculum, experienced educators and a commitment to storytelling has led several of our students to Student Oscar and Emmy Award recognition for their thesis films.
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