Video and Film Production
Explore the world of cinematic storytelling and gain hands-on experience necessary to create professional video and cinema projects
Video and Film Production, B.S.
The Bachelor of Science in Video and Film Production is offered by the College of Media and Entertainment at MTSU.
MTSU's Video and Film Production students learn the art of cinematic storytelling and how to apply those skills to any genre — theatrical films, documentaries, television, music videos, commercials, web content, streaming platforms, instructional films, etc. An impressive array of facilities offers students boundless hands-on experience, with a large stock of professional-quality field production gear, postproduction labs and suites, foley and audio facilities, and a large sound stage. Productions with Grammy-winning music artists, the Nashville Symphony, and Bonnaroo are regular class projects. Outside of class, Video and Film Production has student organizations that create film and television and a student-run TV station where students produce the programming and manage the station. Students may choose a concentration in Filmmaking, Motion Design, or Live Production Video and film have great power to entertain, inform, or influence. Technology has now made it possible for essentially any industry or organization to harness this power to connect with their audiences, customer, constituents, or students. MTSU's B.S. in Video and Film Production degree considers all these aspects, and reinforces them with a foundation of media theory and a 4-year degree to produce graduates who are able to successfully enter the marketplace and advance through long-term careers. The program boasts a well-developed and flexible curriculum that enables students to focus on their strengths. Inspiring and experienced faculty deliver exciting classes inside and outside the classrooms and labs. An impressive array of facilities offers students boundless hands-on experience. The Video and Film Production program offers a combination of filmmaking, video production, and live production. Students can specialize in these aspects by their choices of required course options. The program builds upon a blend of theoretical and hands-on approaches to media production. There are three concentrations offered in the Video and Film Production program:
- Filmmaking Concentration
- Live Production Concentration
- Motion Design Concentration
If you live in one of these states: AL GA; you may be able to attend MTSU at in-state rates under the Academic Common Market program.
Careers in video and film production are even more diverse than the endless credits of a Hollywood blockbuster film. While most traditional jobs in the industry remain, industry changes have opened exciting new possibilities. Video is everywhere now, including in your pocket. There is more serious video and film production being done than ever before. Essentially every organization now values and relies on video and film production, and they need skilled, talented, professional help.
Examples of career possibilities include
- 3D projection mapping specialist
- Boom camera operator
- Cinematographer/camera operator
- Documentary filmmaker
- Freelance video and film producer
- Instructional video writer/designer/producer
- Music video director
- On-air promotions writer/producer
- Production company owner
- Staff video producer
- Steadicam operator
- Technical director
- Television series creator
- TV commercial writer, producer
- TV sports production management/crew
- Video and film editor
- Video and film producer
- Video engineer
- Video wall specialist
- Web series producer
Employers of MTSU alumni include
- DVL Public Relations and Advertising
- DWP Live
- Gemini Production Group
- National Public Television
Students may choose from five Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees in the Department of Media Arts.
- B.S. in Animation
- B.S. in Interactive Media
- B.S. in Media Management
- B.S. in Photography
- B.S. in Video and Film Production
For complete curriculum details, click on the REQUIREMENTS tab above.
Students may minor in any program that is not under the same degree as their major. Animation majors are required to have an Art minor.
A Master of Science (M.S.) degree is available in Media and Communication.
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