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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). Open House Tours
The crew wrapped up the production of a feature-length movie on July 31, 2019 for the 25th year of the project.
(Photo Credit: Valerie Wojciechowski)
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:
Film and Video Production students discuss movie script with faculty.
This organization offers assistance to the GVSU community with their audio production needs.
GVTV is GVSU's only student-run television station. They broadcast news, sports, fiction shows ranging from sketch comedy to drama.
This organization equips students with resources and knowledge for experimental film production and critique.
This organization is devoted to viewing and discussing films
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.