Fitchburg State University Reviews & Admissions Statistics

4.50 star(s) 4.5 Stars (2 Reviews)
School Website
https://www.fitchburgstate.edu/academics/undergraduate/undergraduate-day-programs/communications-media/film-and-video-concentration/
Degrees Offered
  1. 4 Year BS
Concentrations
  1. Film & Television Production
Tuition Range
$5k to $10k

Film School details

SAT or ACT Required?
  1. Yes
Portfolio Required?
  1. No
The Film and Video concentration allows students to work in both film and digital media, as well as study both narrative fiction and documentary filmmaking. Beginning in their first year, students are given hands-on instruction in a deeply immersive environment that stresses both the technical and aesthetic aspects of media creation. All students have access to a wide range of industry standard cameras, lights, audio gear and post-production facilities. Within the concentration, students work both collaboratively and individually on a multitude of projects. In their final semester, all eligible students gain professional industry experience in a full-time internship either locally, in Los Angeles, New York or elsewhere.
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Latest Film School Reviews

A Great School with Great Professors!
Reviewed by: Alumni
Degree: BA/BS/BFA
Concentration: Film/Video and Theater
Pros
  • Very affordable
  • Small class sizes
  • Close relationships with professors
Cons
  • Not the best location
  • A lot of general education requirements
  • Growing alumni network
I was a student there from 2018-2022 and had a great experience. I would recommend it to anyone, especially people living within Massachusetts. It's super affordable compared to the rest of film schools in the area.

The school has a great reputation and many alum work in the local film scene. The alumni network is strong in New England and is ever-growing throughout the United States. Once I graduated, I discovered I was working the same jobs as graduates of expensive private schools in the state (minus the debt!).

The professors really care about you and are always trying to help you with your work. One of my professors even read my screenplay over their summer break when they had no obligation to do so!

The film program is special and small. You feel like you are truly a part of a community. I learned so much about myself as a creative person and found my voice as a writer. It was a great experience and I feel like it has prepared me for a career in the industry.

The equipment isn't as fancy as what you would find at a private school, but is still good. The school uses Blackmagic cameras throughout their production courses. Students learn how to edit on Avid initially, but can take courses to learn Adobe Premier and DaVinci Resolve. I specifically enjoyed the writing courses.

In terms of the rest of the university, I think that the real shinning light is the Communication department. I found my general education requirements to be tedious, especially when all I wanted to do was grow my filmmaking skills. However, I was an honors student and was limited to only one course per general education requirement. The best professors in the school are definitely found in the Comm Media Department.
Affordability
5.00 star(s)
Alumni Network
3.00 star(s)
Campus
2.00 star(s)
Career Assistance
4.00 star(s)
Coursework
4.00 star(s)
Facilities & Equipment
4.00 star(s)
Professors
5.00 star(s)
Scholarships
5.00 star(s)
Anonymous recommends this film school
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Okay School, especially for the price
Reviewed by: Current Student
Degree: BA/BS/BFA
Came in as both a transfer and commuter, so my experience was really lessened by that fact.

Your time and success here is really up to you. Students, in my experience, are given a good amount of independence to do whatever they want. This lets driven students excel, but on the flip side the ones that are less so are free to drag everyone else in the group down (and all film stuff is group work).

Most professors are eccentrics. That has its ups and downs when it comes to classroom learning; but at the very least they're all good and understanding people who want to see their students succeed.

I highly recommend dorming and it is super important you get to know your classmates (especially those in other Comm Media Majors like acting). Get involved with as many student productions as you can!

The required internship program at the end is okay too. Once again, you need to push and advocate for yourself to get into a good internship.

Don't take the back seat in your education here!
Affordability
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Campus
3.00 star(s)
Career Assistance
3.00 star(s)
Coursework
3.00 star(s)
Facilities & Equipment
3.00 star(s)
Professors
4.00 star(s)
Scholarships
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Anonymous is undecided about recommending this film school
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