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Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University is a private global research university located in Pittsburgh, PA. Carnegie’s Film and Visual Media program trains students to create, analyze, and develop film. Since the program is housed within Carnegie’s Department of English, students have the opportunity to work closely with creative writers, film and media studies scholars, digital humanities instructors, and visual communication researchers.

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Cornish College of the Arts

Located in Seattle, Washington, Cornish College of the Arts believes in education through exposure to the arts. Cornish offers Bachelor’s degrees in a variety of artistic disciplines, including film, music and dance. Their film program teaches aspiring filmmakers writing, directing, sound design, editing and cinematography. Students graduate with a portfolio that shows their skills in narrative, documentary, and experimental filmmaking.

Chapman University, Dodge College of Film & Media Arts

Dodge College offers a complete array of undergraduate and graduate degrees for students interested in all facets of film and media arts.

The Sodaro-Pankey Undergraduate School of Media Arts offers bachelor degrees in Creative Producing, Animation and Visual Effects, Film and Television Production, Film and Media Studies, Broadcast Journalism and Documentary, Public Relations, Advertising and Entertainment Marketing, Screen Acting, and Writing for Film and Television.

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Douglas Education Center

Located in Monessen, PA, Douglas Education Center values diversity in the classroom and aims to develop the potential of each individual student. The school’s Filmmaking Program allows students to graduate with an Associate in Specialized Business degree in two years. Filmmaking students work with special effects artists, sound designers, cinematographers, directors, and editors.

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Ithaca College, Park School of Communications

The Park School of Communications at Ithaca College boasts its plethora of communications programs, including Cinema and Photography, Television & Digital Media Production, and Screenwriting. First-year students are immediately accepted into their major and begin taking classes that give them experience in their chosen field. Students learn from faculty who are active professionals and excellent teachers.

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NYU, Tisch School of the Arts

Our program mentors young artists in the traditions and innovations of an evolving media landscape that is deeply rooted in visual storytelling.

Together, our faculty, staff, and students create more than 5,000 films per year.

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Robert Morris University

Located in Moon Township, PA, Robert Morris University combines academic excellence with professional development. Students of their Cinema and Photography program learn screenwriting, shooting, directing, sound design, motion graphics, and editing. The program also offers internship opportunities, internationally recognized faculty, and 24-hour access to studios and labs.

The program provides students with professional competency and critical analysis skills in preparation for today’s merged media environment. From reflected lights to the red carpet, from darkrooms to drone videography, exciting careers in cinema, television, and photography await this program’s graduates.

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Temple University, Klein College of Media and Communications

The Klein College of Media and Communications at Temple University trains the media makers of tomorrow. Students prepare for professional careers through a combination of academic rigor and practical training. Klein students do all this against the backdrop of Philadelphia — the nation’s fourth-largest media market.

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Temple University

The largest school in Philadelphia, PA, Temple University educates diverse future leaders from around the world. The Department of Film and Media Arts at Temple prepares students to become engaged artists and thinkers, attuned to the issues media makers face. Students practice the creative and technical skills associated with film, video, audio, and new media, as well as criticism of film and culture.

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University of Pittsburgh

The Film and Media Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh offers rigorous courses about the history, aesthetics, theory, and production of cinema. The major in Film and Media Studies prepares students for careers in television and film production, arts administration, film journalism, film curatorial work, film library work, and teaching film. Students may also enroll in Pitt to the Point, a course in which students produce a one-hour news program that airs every Friday.

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Penn West Edinboro

Located in Edinboro, PA, the Film and Video program at PennWest Edinboro feels like an apprenticeship in 21st-century filmmaking. Edinboro boasts its 100-year history of teaching visual arts and arts education. Portfolios are not required for admission; only a passion for the arts and a desire to work hard in a multidisciplinary, supportive environment.

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Pittsburgh Technical College

At Pittsburgh Technical College, students take career-focused classes and can graduate with an Associate in Science in Multimedia Technologies and Video Production in two years. PTC gives students experience with professional-grade cameras, lenses, stabilization rigs, lighting equipment, and tripods. Students also work with industry standard softwares from the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, as well as emerging technologies.

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Point Park University

Located in Downtown Pittsburgh, Point Park University offers rigorous classes along with career-readiness support that continues after you graduate. The Cinema Arts program offers Bachelor’s degrees in Animation, Cinema Production, and Screenwriting. Students begin writing screenplays, creating animations, and making films in their first year, and continue adding to their portfolios until they graduate.


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Penn State University

Penn State is a top-ranked research university and Pennsylvania’s sole land-grant institution, founded with a mission of high-quality teaching, expert research, and global service. Discover a community—more than 725,000 strong—driven to make a difference. Students can choose from one of 20 Penn State Campuses to attend. The most common way for a student to earn a PSU degree is via the 2+2 program which allows students to complete the first 2 years of nearly all of our 275+ degree programs before transitioning to another campus to graduate.

The Department of Film Production and Media Studies within the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications offers two distinct curricula for students focused in the separate majors offered by the department: 1) film production and 2) media studies.

Students in the film production major develop an understanding of all aspects of the film and video production process while exploring narrative, documentary and alternative forms.
Students in the media studies major study the role and impact of the media on society in this theory-based, research-driven major. Students explore the relationship between media and the public, analyze media messages and technologies, and examine their effects on individuals and cultures.
Campus Spotlight:

Penn State Greater Allegheny, located southeast of Pittsburgh launched the Be Greater Creative which is a student run public relations agency. At the “Be Greater Creative”, students work with local business to help organizations elevate their brand, and connect with audiences and stakeholders.


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Vancouver Film School

Located in the heart of Downtown Vancouver, B.C., Vancouver Film School offers training in industry-standard techniques and skills students need to start rewarding careers in acting, animation, film and television production, screenwriting, programming, makeup, sound, digital, game, or VR/AR design. Students have access to production spaces, film sets, studios, theatres, and 24/7 access to computer labs with industry-standard software.