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BA Film and Media

A camera in a foggy room

The Bachelor of Arts in Film & Media at Mount Saint Mary’s University offers early immersion in the technical and professional skills necessary to prepare students for careers in the film, television, and digital media industries. Through small class sizes, hands-on instruction, and one-on-one mentoring, students gain experience in the aspects of the development, production, and post-production of cinematic storytelling.

We are proud to offer our production-related courses on a working Hollywood studio in the heart of the entertainment capital of the world!

Required Core Courses (18 units)

  • FLM 101 Intro to Film
  • FLM 137A Screenwriting A
  • FLM 139A Intro to Digital Video Production
  • FLM 143A Post Production Audio 1
  • FLM 198 Senior Capstone

Visual History (3 units)

Choose one of the following:

  • PHO 6 History of Photography
  • FLM 132 History of American Cinema

Camera Foundations (3 units)

Choose one of the following:

  • PHO 2 Foundations of Photography
  • FLM 144A Digital Cinematography A

Practicum (3 units)

Choose one of the following:

  • FLM 193A Production Workshop
  • FLM 197A Internship

Electives (18 units)

Complete any six elective classes offered by the Film, Media & Communication department (FLM, JRN, PHO, etc.) and/or other classes by advisement.

Total Units: 45

Students have the option to declare a specialization and/or enroll in one of our department's dynamic minors.