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The B.F.A. in cinema production offers a pre-professional, intensive hands-on education in narrative filmmaking, with collaboration at its core. In our production-focused degree program, students begin producing creative work from day one, using state-of-the-art equipment. This degree includes a yearlong, intensive senior thesis project in the student's chosen concentration: directing, producing, cinematography, sound or editing.

All filmmakers in our program learn the skills necessary to communicate their creative vision, so they can bring their ideas to the screen. Students also develop skills that are valued in any career — critical thinking, organization, communication, collaboration and creativity. Production courses are designed to model real-world production environments, with students from a variety of disciplines collaborating to produce professional quality projects. This degree also requires students to meet strict deadlines, communicate in class through critiques and discussions, and share artistic work in a public setting through either readings, presentations and/or screenings.

After graduation, students will flow seamlessly from student film productions to professional productions, whether that be film, TV, commercial, online marketing and more!

Cinema arts majors in the Grip/Electric Workshop class got a first-hand look at equipment used on commercial and major motion picture film sets at First Light Grip & Lighting Rentals and 31st Street Studios.

Cinema arts majors in the Grip/Electric Workshop class got a first-hand look at equipment used on commercial and major motion picture film sets at First Light Grip & Lighting Rentals and 31st Street Studios.

Faculty who work in the field

Point Park faculty members bring academic and work experience into the classroom.

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Pictured is Andrew Halasz.
FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

"I treat every student as an artist equal to myself. They know and understand their personal vision uniquely. My goal is to help them refine and clarify that vision."

Course Offerings

You will receive a well-rounded education through Point Park's core curriculum and classes in your major. Some of the courses in the program include:

  • History of American and International Cinema
  • Intro to Screenwriting
  • Cinematic Representation
  • Production I, II, II, IV
  • Story Analysis
  • Intermediate and Advanced Electives in:
    • Producing
    • Directing
    • Cinematography
    • Sound
    • Editing

Alumni success

Learn about where our graduates have gone on to build their careers.

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Pictured is alumna Hannah James.
"Point Park was instrumental in preparing me for my career. The cinema arts program allowed me to explore all aspects of filmmaking beginning in my first semester." - Hannah James '16, video coordinator, Little League International

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