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Film and Video

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science (B.A., B.S.)

Program Offerings at Grand Valley

A strong hands-on emphasis characterizes the film and video production major at Grand Valley State University. Courses of study include animation, documentary, fiction, film studies, new media, nonfiction, scriptwriting, and sound design. The curriculum integrates production experience with insights offered by media history, theory, and criticism. The film and video production program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

Career Options

Graduates find a wide range of professional employment locally, nationally, and internationally.

  • Documentary and independent film production
  • Major motion picture production
  • Animation and multimedia
  • Commercial production and post-production
  • National, local, and community media television stations
  • Advertising agencies
  • Corporate media production
  • School systems

Why Study Film And Video at Grand Valley?

Film and video production students can expect the following:

  • Development of their personal expertise and interests by exploring a diverse set of courses offered.
  • Faculty members that are active practitioners with a broad range of experience and interests.
  • High-impact learning opportunities outside the classroom through internships and local production projects.
  • Opportunities to present work that are offered through regularly scheduled public screenings, and a peer-reviewed academic journal.
  • Student organizations offering opportunities for growth, such as the student-run television station, radio station, newspaper, film screening clubs, and many more.
  • Hands-on experience by producing projects for real clients in and outside of the classroom.
  • Preparation for graduate studies in a variety of filmmaking and cinema studies programs.

Quotes

“It's more than teaching us how to use this camera or that editing software. Those quickly change. It's about teaching us how to tell stories, and to learn how to learn, so we're never left in the dust.”

MICHAEL ELZINGA
FILM AND VIDEO PRODUCTION, 2009

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