It takes a team of creative specialists to craft a great film. Whether your interest is in the visual, the writing, or the sound, you'll get the skills you need here.
Film at Mason is the first interdisciplinary film program in Virginia, and one of the few film schools to offer an undergraduate concentration in producing. Film majors take courses that give them the broad base of knowledge they need to craft works of depth, maturity, and sophistication.
We offer five concentrations:
- Production (Cinematography)
- Post-Production (Editing and Sound)
Find Your Focus
The Film at Mason program is comparable to top-ranked film programs nationwide in our approach through concentrations. All students take a series of Core classes, studying the foundational elements of the craft and discipline of cinematic arts. By the beginning of Junior year, students identify and declare a concentration.
Our specializations prepare students for roles on industry sets, key positions in independent productions, and jobs as visual storytellers in the public and private sector. Collaboration matters in our industry. While focusing on an area of our craft in detail, students simultaneously learn how to support the work of others while receiving support themselves.
Students in all concentrations build a strong foundation in business and entrepreneurship, ethics and ﬁlm analysis. Courses are taught by working, award-winning ﬁlmmakers dedicated to their craft and to preparing you for the work ahead.
In addition, you'll learn in a creative environment in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, and build their broad base of knowledge by taking classes in such areas as:
- Film and Media Studies
- Game Design
What Will I Create?
- Short ﬁlms
- Documentaries with community partners
- Feature-length screenplays
- TV scripts
- Music videos and web series pilots
- Interactive media
- Commercials and PSAs
- Senior thesis ﬁlms
- Professional reels