The department of film, television and media arts in the School of Communications offers specialized programs that educate students in contemporary media practice, and demand that they excel as technically accomplished, aesthetically grounded and expressively mature professionals.

Students interested in film, television and media arts can choose to pursue either the traditional bachelor of arts degree or the more specialized bachelor of fine arts degree. Both programs initially follow the same course of study, with students experiencing intense hands-on training in all phases of digital media production.

Students pursuing the BA or BFA in film, television and media arts experience intense and in-depth, hands-on training in all phases of digital media production. Our students hone their individual skills to their highest level of creativity and innovation in the context of a firm grounding in media history, writing for the media, film and interactive media theory, ethics and rigorous production practice.

Students interested in writing a full-length screenplay may pursue a minor in scriptwriting. Our graduate program in interactive media focuses on the principles and practices of creating content for specific distribution through the Internet, portable media devices and related digital platforms. Students learn how to transform traditional media forms and create a non-linear, multimedia experience for the audience.

The Quinnipiac Difference

Award-winning faculty and staff: Our faculty and staff of Emmy- and other award-winning professionals have extensive experience in all aspects of documentary and feature filmmaking, multi-camera studio television production and Web and mobile interactive media delivery systems. Formal course work is not only taught on campus but in recent years has taken place in Tralee, Ireland; Nice, France; and in Cape Town and Kruger National Park, South Africa. Learn more about our faculty.

The Ed McMahon Mass Communications Center: The center offers technologies that rival or exceed those found in professional workplaces. Beyond its hardware and software resources, the center enables students to learn design and print layout skills-as well as the elements of Web design-using industry standard software. The News Technology Center is modeled on actual broadcast newsrooms and offers a range of tools for news writing, editing, production and programming including 25 workstations with the ENPS newsroom application from the Associated Press. Learn more about the center.

Outstanding campus facilities: The Arnold Bernhard Library, with 60 public access computer workstations and nearly 600 power/data entry points for Internet access along with substantive in-library collections of print and digital resources. Learn more

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