Film & Television Degrees at Full Sail
Published on May 10, 2022 by Bridgette Cude
Explore Film & Digital Cinematography Degrees at Full Sail University
If you're interested in filmmaking, you know you have a lot of options for how to tell your story and how to make your art. At Full Sail University, our film degrees embrace those possibilities with a variety of programs designed for your specific goals.
Are you looking to create your own independent films? Work on an impressive set with a film crew? Write for television or start your own feature film? We'll help you build hands-on skills, from script to screen, and learn how the pros do it (from professionals themselves).
But first, you have to determine which film degree is right for you.
Film – Campus
The art of filmmaking is a collaborative endeavor. To be successful, it's important to understand how all the different teams work together to support each other. At Full Sail, the Film bachelor's degree will give you a feel for a variety of roles on a film crew including writing, directing, editing, makeup, and more.
This on-campus degree also allows you to work hands-on with professional equipment and environments that replicate the real deal. That includes sound stages, a Hollywood-style backlot, a Dolby-approved dubbing stage, and a futuristic virtual production studio.
You'll apply your skills across a variety of projects, including documentaries, short films, music videos, commercials, and television. This is the degree program to join if you're interested in learning on campus and being a part of a film crew.
Digital Cinematography – Online
The Digital Cinematography bachelor's is an online degree program. In this program, you'll receive a professional gear package with the tools and software you need to learn hands-on.
This is the degree program for those looking to become independent filmmakers and jacks-of-all-trades. The broad skillsets covered include independent newsgathering, documentary filmmaking, commercial production, and more.
You'll learn professional studio workflows for script development, production planning, on-location filming, and post-production. Courses also cover content distribution so you can learn how to best share your art with your audience.
For a more in-depth look at the differences between the Film and Digital Cinematography degrees, check out this post: Film vs Digital Cinematography: What's the Difference?
Creative Writing – Campus & Online
The Creative Writing bachelor of fine arts is offered both online and on campus. This degree program will teach you how to write stories for a variety of genres and platforms, including comics, film, television, games, and more.
You'll find your writing voice and work in peer-to-peer workshops to refine your style. Courses cover areas like scriptwriting techniques, multi-platform writing, science fiction, horror, and fantasy, as well as other genres.
This is the degree for you if you're interested in writing like the pros and learning how to publish and distribute your work in the entertainment industry.
Film Production MFA – Campus
The Film Production master of fine arts degree will help you advance your filmmaking skills and hone in on the subjects, style, and format that interests you most. This on-campus degree program covers the foundations of film including technical rules for filmmaking, storytelling, and visual aesthetics.
You'll also learn critical business strategies in film that help you bring your completed work to audiences. This is the degree program for graduate students looking to create feature scripts, web pilots, music videos, and documentary shorts that embody their artistic vision.
Want to learn more? Explore Film & Television degree programs at Full Sail.