Career Success

Why Filmmaking?

There is a new generation of filmmakers who are freeing themselves from previous constraints, politics and policies that dictated traditional movie making. Democratized production, distribution methods and the convergence of global media networks mean there have never been more opportunities to find an audience for quality filmmaking.

Why Filmmaking at Champlain?

At Champlain, you'll be a part of the new generation through practice with cutting-edge technology and editing programs. You'll be exposed to every career possibility in the industry, from screenwriting and cinematography to documentary filmmaking and digital cinema distribution. In addition, job placements for Filmmaking graduates are outstanding. In fact, 90% of Filmmaking graduates from the Class of 2017 are employed, and of them, 78% are in positions relevant to their career goals. 

Champlain Filmmaking Graduates Are Ready.

In addition to the extensive career-focused programs and support offered College-wide, the Champlain Filmmaking (BFA) program  features learning opportunities and programs that help our students create highly marketable résumés.

Highlights include:

  • Many of the Filmmaking (BFA) majors have worked on professional film projects while they are still students.
  • All members of the Filmmaking faculty are professionals in their field, which is an essential factor in our students getting the most cutting-edge education in the field possible.
  • Filmmaking majors have an opportunity to showcase their films at the Vermont International Film Festival's Student Filmmakers Showcase and have earned recognition and awards from the New England chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). 
  • Filmmaking majors have had internship opportunities in locations such as Montreal, Canada, and Los Angeles, California, in which they gained extensive hands-on training in the film industry.