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School of Film

Fueling fearless experimentation

Film

Make films that move, make change, tell stories.

The School of Film offers a unique educational environment where students are immersed in the study of film as an art form, a dynamic cultural force, and a means of expressive storytelling. Classroom and filmmaking experiences are supplemented by engaged one-on-one work with the film faculty, to establish a rigorous hands-on production experience and an intensive study of the history and theory of cinema.

Explore Our Programs

  • M.F.A. in Film

    A professional three-year program of study for talented individuals seeking advanced training in directing, screenwriting, producing, cinematography, editing and motion picture sound with a solid background in film history, theory and criticism.

    Master's in Film Production
  • M.A. in Film Studies

    A two-year program in film history, analysis and theory designed to prepare students for further study at the doctoral level or for careers in which a film studies background may be relevant, including film criticism; arts-related writing fields; administration of arts, museum or academic programs; administrative positions in film or media production; and library, archive or film preservation.

    Master's in Film Studies
  • Honors Tutorial B.F.A. in Film

    A four-year undergraduate program of study for exceptional students culminating in a thesis leading to a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. This program is vigorous and comprehensive—designed for highly motivated individuals who prefer a more independent, individualized program of study in either film production or film studies.

    Honors Tutorial Film Program
  • B.F.A. in Film

    Ohio University’s School of Film offers a unique educational environment where students are immersed in the study of film as an art form, a dynamic cultural force and a means of expressive storytelling.

    Bachelor's in Film

 

Visiting Artists & Scholars

From professional actors to international musicians to award-winning filmmakers, our visiting artists and scholars offer collaborative, hands-on experiences for our students.
 

Recent Visiting Artists & Scholars

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    New fund created to support and recognize College of Fine Arts’ faculty

    May 18, 2022

    A newly-created College of Fine Arts faculty and staff leadership award program, established by members of the College’s volunteer Leadership Council, recognizes and rewards excellence among its faculty.

    Originally posted at OHIO News
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    An Interview with Iranian Cinematographer and first-year MFA student Soheil Goharipour

    April 1, 2022

    Soheil Goharipour is an Iranian Director and Cinematographer and as of 2021 a first-year MFA student. He summarized his first year in the MFA program and also talked about the great opportunity to have one of his films participating in the 49th Athens International Film and Video Festival.

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    The 49th Annual Athens International Film + Video Fest Begins Tomorrow!

    March 31, 2022

    From April 1-7, 2022, The Athens International Film and Video Festival (AIFVF) will present over 260 films representing over 60 countries in competition at the historic Athena Cinema in uptown Athens, OH. This year’s festival features an incredible array of special events and screenings.

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    Who is John L. Butler Jr.?

    March 29, 2022

    Black History Month 2022 has just passed and I’m thinking about how it is that we know Black people that we often do not recognize while they are creating history right now. One such person is John L.

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