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Are you passionate about telling stories visually? Democratized production and distribution methods, along with the convergence of global media networks, mean there have never been more opportunities to find an audience for quality filmmaking.
Champlain's Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Filmmaking is specifically tailored to help you develop your creative and technical skills. With excellent instruction, access to the latest technology, and a hands-on approach to learning, you'll graduate with an impressive résumé and portfolio.
Through our Upside-Down Curriculum, you'll take relevant courses in your major—including Audio Production, Screenwriting, and Introduction to Filmmaking—in your first year. As you explore different types of work on and off set, you will gain exposure to a variety of filmmaking styles. This early experience allows you more time to build your portfolio and make informed decisions about your own interests; based on your career goals, you'll choose a concentration to focus your filmmaking education. Choose between Cinematography, Directing, Motion Graphics, Producing, Screenwriting, and Sonic Arts.
While trying on roles such as director, cinematographer, sound designer, and editor, you'll also learn the vital business aspects of a film production. Immerse yourself in film history, aesthetics, and criticism, while building experience with budgets, promotion, and the technologies of film.
Our Filmmaking program's remarkable combination of conceptual engagement, technical skills, artistic experimentation, and business training will help you polish your own signature style and prepare you for a variety of creative opportunities in the industry.
JUST THE FACTS
The 2021 Fiske Guide to Colleges selected Champlain as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain.
Champlain was named a "Most Innovative School" by U.S. News & World Report (for the seventh consecutive year!) in its "America's Best Colleges" 2022 rankings.
Burlington, Vermont, our hometown, is ranked the #1 Best College Town by Travel + Leisure magazine.
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