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MOTION PICTURES - Bachelor of Science

UNDERGRADUTE DEGREE IN MOTION PICTURES - Study film production, producing and screenwriting with a innovative and independent streak.


The School of Communication offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Motion Pictures.


The Motion Picture Undergraduate Program offers a complete curriculum for a new generation of media specialists, providing historical context and embracing the moving image creative process from writing and development through production and post-production to all forms of exhibition - theatrical, TV, web, devices and transmedia. Students start making films in their first semester and participate in hands-on production courses through the program!


Visual storytelling requires technical skill, historical perspective and the ability to think critically in cinematic terms. The undergraduate Motion Pictures major provides the practical, collaborative and analytical skills required in today’s global and complex media environments.


The accomplished faculty is dedicated to engaging students in the discovery and development of their talents. Students are trained in innovation, creativity, critical thinking, adaptability, and the capacity to integrate theory and practice, technology and art. They are also well-equipped to understand the business and legal environments in which media industries operate.


Facilities in the Motion Picture Program include RED Epic digital cinema cameras and Canon 5D DSLRs with prime Lenses; grip and electrical equipment includes dolly and Jibs; a full feature soundstage with light grid and green screen for students use; digital post-production image and sound facilities including Avid Nitris, FCP, color correction stations and 5.1 sound sorround mix station; and a digital animation lab. The School also operates the Bill Cosford Cinema, a 230 seat state-of-the-art theater that exhibits first-run alternative, foreign and classic films. The Cosford Cinema provides an on-campus venue for various film festivals, including the annual Canes Film Festival featuring UM undergraduate and graduate work. A professional showcase screening of the best student work is held annually at Paramount Studios n Los Angeles.


The Motion Picture Program offers special summer programs in Greece, Prague (FAMU) and Los Angeles (LA Experience).  Several student clubs  such as Ufilm and UM Arts Alliance offer further collaborative experiences.


Our students are working worldwide as directors, producers, cinematographers, editors, sound editors, post-production specialists, new media creators, animators. special effects creators, interactive and mobile device designers and more!

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