Film Studies Program

BA in Film Production


The B.A. with Emphasis in Production offers an immersive curriculum in film production, spanning from writing and cinematography to audio engineering and field production. The program combines rigorous technical instruction with aesthetic, historical, and theoretical topics that inspire you to find innovative ways to express yourself through film. Working with established filmmakers, media artists and scholars, our film production students develop their own personal craft and vision as a filmmaker. At each stage of the curriculum students exercise and demonstrate their skills and creativity through class projects. This learning process culminates in the senior film project that serves as the central piece of the graduate’s portfolio. Recent graduates have gone on to careers in the TV/motion picture industry, independent filmmaking, advertising and other areas of digital media production.


Basic Requirements:

Film Studies majors must complete 33 credits in film studies, with a grade of C- or above in every course. At least 15 hours in the major must be in courses at the 3000 level or above. At least 24 hours in the major must be production courses. Students must also complete College of Arts and Sciences and University requirements, including University general education requirements. No more than 40 credits in Film Studies may be counted toward graduation.



For more information on the undergraduate degrees in the Film Studies Program and assistance in planning your course of study and filling out the grad plan for the major with emphasis in production contact the program advisor:

Nadia Irsheidat
Academic Advisor-College of Arts & Science
Digital Storytelling, and Film Studies Majors
322 Tate Hall - University of Missouri
Phone# (573)884-7863