Film and Video
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).
BA/BS in Film & Video
Students may pursue a BA or BS with this major. The BA degree requires a cognate area consisting of a third-level proficiency in a foreign language while the BS requires three courses in Computer Information Systems, Statistics or History. Both options prepare the student for a successful career in the media industry, with a variety of employment options.
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.
Film and Video Production students discuss movie script with faculty.
Scientists Of Sound
This organization offers assistance to the GVSU community with their audio production needs.
Grand Valley Television (GVTV)
GVTV is GVSU's only student-run television station. They broadcast news, sports, fiction shows ranging from sketch comedy to drama.
Experimental Film Club
This organization equips students with resources and knowledge for experimental film production and critique.
Film & Conversations Club
This organization is devoted to viewing and discussing films
Otaku no Anime
This organization promotes the appreciation of Japanese animation.
Cinesthesia: The Grand Valley Journal of Cinema was established to provide undergraduates the opportunity to showcase their academic work, both written and video in format, in the field of cinema studies.
Prospective Students are invited to attend one of the High School Student Receptions, held throughout the academic year. Receptions follow the Laker Experience Days.
For questions about the Film and Video Production area, please contact:
Film and Video Coordinator
217 Lake Superior Hall