Boston College - Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

The Film Studies Program at Boston College has arisen out of a need and desire to assist students in developing critical and technical skills in...
Degrees Offered
  1. 4 Year B.A.
  1. Film Studies
Yearly Tuition
$50k to $60k
Tuition Detail
Application Deadline Details
Early Decision I: November 1
Early Decision II: January 1
Regular Decision: January 1

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What is the Application Fee? $ 80
What is the official minimum GPA requirement? 3.8
Is the SAT or ACT required for admission? Yes
The Film Studies Program at Boston College has arisen out of a need and desire to assist students in developing critical and technical skills in the area of film.

Video, photography, and television also play a supportive role in the development of these skills. As a part of the Film Studies Program, a student can pursue any of the electives dealing with the above aspects of communications.

Learning Outcomes
A student completing a Film Major in the context of Liberal Arts will be evaluated prior to graduation on the following points before a panel of two or three faculty members:

  • General View of Film: Based on the initial course in Introduction to Film Art
  • Film Production: Intermediate grasp of sound, lighting, composition
  • Film Editing: Digital editing for a film production (Final Cut Pro or Avid non-linear)
  • History: Solid grasp of American film (feature and documentary), basic knowledge of foreign film (European, Mid-East, Latin American, or World Cinema)
  • Criticism: Ability to grasp nuances in script, characterization, camera work, etc.
  • Written Expression: Clarity and proper grammar for essay writing; structure, for screenwriting, with a focus on narrative.
  • Research: Ability to do scholarly research and documentation
At the same time, as part of the requirement, the Film Major necessitates a student writing a thesis, completing a full-length screenplay, or producing a short film (feature or documentary) under close supervision of an advisor.

Class Size

about 22

Internship Opportunities

Yes (available)

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