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Studying Film Studies at Weber State

Weber State’s film studies degree prepares film lovers to become successful filmmakers by combining art, technology and theory with commercial practices.

Film Studies Highlights

Weber State takes an interdisciplinary approach to film studies, with classes offered by the Department of Visual Art & Design, Department of Communication, Department of English and Department of Performing Arts.

As a film studies major, you’ll have access to state-of-the-art production and post-production facilities, including industry-standard software, a dedicated sound stage, a greenscreen studio, and high-end cameras and equipment.

WSU graduates work in local and national film and media organizations, and many go on to graduate film schools across the country.

Beyond the Classroom

The Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities has a dedicated internship coordinator committed to helping film studies majors find national and international internships, including opportunities with the Sundance Film Festival, Utah Film Commission and Salt Lake Film Society.

What You’ll Learn at Weber

Weber State’s film studies major focuses on interactive learning and trains students in all aspects of narrative, documentary and experimental filmmaking.

As a film studies major, you’ll graduate with the following competencies:

  • Fluency in visual storytelling and communication
  • Understanding of pre-production, production and post-production phases in filmmaking and digital content creation
  • Practical experience in all roles within the wider film and digital media industry, using industry-standard cameras and dedicated grip equipment
  • Creative engagement with other disciplines that intersect with film and media studies
  • Understanding of the economic, legal and professional aspects of the film and media business

What You Can Do After Weber

The film studies program prepares you for a wide range of media careers, including roles with local and national film and television production companies, advertising and marketing agencies, and film distribution companies.

You’ll also be prepared to pursue a Master of Fine Arts and other graduate degrees.

Career & Salary Outlook

Common careers for film studies graduates in the U.S. and Utah
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Faculty Perspective

  • Hal Crimmel

    “Our degree is an innovative interdisciplinary program that helps blaze the way for the study of film that avoids narrow disciplinary foci, and it also trains students with job-specific skills as well as the more traditional skill sets that the general public would recognize as found in a well-rounded individual.”
  • Andrea Baltazar

    “WSU’s film studies degree is unique because it offers a practical and theoretical storytelling-based approach to filmmaking. Students graduate with the ability to work on set, create their own business or apply to graduate school.”
  • Sheree Josephson

    “Students majoring in film studies take classes from all five departments in the College of Arts & Humanities to get a rich learning experience. Their communication classes will focus on making narrative and documentary films, as well as social media and corporate content. The communication faculty members teaching these classes all have extensive experience making their own films and working in industry.”