Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film, Television and Media Arts

Program Contact: Frederick Staudmyer  203-582-6554

Students in Film, Television and Media Arts explore sequentially all dimensions of visual and audio storytelling beginning with the historical, cultural, business and professional contexts within which their own work will develop. They learn to conceive and organize ideas clearly and forcefully through writing and to shape those ideas for expression through image and sound. After mastering a full spectrum of basic techniques, students are immersed in the complex grammar of image and sound editing and the challenging artistry of lighting for both single and multi-camera environments. Mastering the acquisition, composition and manipulation of moving images and sound, they are expected to create and execute compelling stories—factual or fictional—for current and developing distribution platforms.

Graduates of the Film, Television and Media Arts programs are well positioned to pursue careers in the creation and distribution of a broad range of digital material for all current and emerging media platforms. They are prepared to work for corporate, entertainment and not-for-profit institutions engaged in delivering entertainment and information programming to audiences around the world and have a firm foundation to pursue graduate (MA or MFA) work.

Programs of Study

The department offers a highly competitive 63-credit bachelor of fine arts degree. Candidacy for this degree can only be obtained through a successful separate application that includes a portfolio review. Candidates for the BFA are selected in September or February of a student’s sophomore year or by separate application after admission to Quinnipiac.

Students enrolled in the BFA program in film, television and media arts are not required to take a minor.