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Film

Creative Endeavors in Film with Real-World Applications.

The only program of its kind in Central Florida, our Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in film focuses on the integration of theoretical, historical, and cultural application of film.

Top Reasons to choose Film at florida southern college

Direct Your Own Career

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, job opportunities in the film industry are growing faster than average. Our unique BFA gives you an overview of the film-making process while providing flexibility to explore your specific interests. Whether your interests lie in video production, editing, or production management, you'll gain insight into the inner workings of this competitive industry.

Modern Facilities

State-of-the-art 4k cinema cameras, gimbals, LED lights, and editing labs expose you to the latest in film and video technology to prepare and give you the tools needed for the required internship and senior thesis.

High Demand Work

According to a popular study, and despite the ongoing pandemic, video advertising will exceed well over $30 billion dollars for 2020 and continue to increase at a pace of 35% by 2023.

Hands-On Day One

A camera is placed in your hands the moment you walk on campus. Our freshman only production course gives you rigorous production experience with access our diverse equipment. Each student will complete an entire short film project by the end of their first semester at FSC.

Showcase Work

You have the opportunity to present your work at our annual ‘Southern Reel’ film showcase as well as submit and screen work at film festivals across the world.

Student Work

Our students write, produce, and edit a diverse collection of film and video projects. Check out example work below!

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Scholarships Available

Talent-based scholarships for students intending to pursue a film degree are available through the submission of a portfolio for review. Download the requirements document for all the details.

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Learn about Motion Picture Productions

In ART 3367 Motion Picture Productions, you will explore visual time-based aesthetic concepts of short form storytelling from a film industry standard perspective. Elements include producing, screenplay breakdown, production management, budgeting, casting, concept-to-visual, editing, and post color design. Students will complete 3 full short films in one semester.

Course List

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Learn more about Film at the Virtual Day on Campus

Hear from college leadership, faculty, and staff as you learn more about life and learning at Florida Southern College. Academic showcases spanning the breadth of the college's academic offerings will provide you with opportunities to learn more about the Film program.

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Creative Endeavors. Real-World Experiences.

Studying film at Florida Southern means collaborating with faculty and fellow students to apply your ideas and insights to real-world projects.

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I chose Florida Southern because I knew that I would have a lot of unique opportunities. But I never imagined I would get to help produce a short film like ‘My Florida Home.’ I got great experience and contacts out of it. I met some professional people and developed close relationships with some of my peers also.
— Amanda Grisanti ’20

Official Partners and Affiliates

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Loud Life Productions
university film and video association
florida film entertainment production association
film independent

Internship Opportunities

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adrenaline films
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Clubs and More

Our Film students prepare for successful careers in the media industry through participation in the Media Industry Club.

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Program Information

Admission Requirements

First-Years

All domestic freshman applicants to Florida Southern College’s full-time degree programs must submit the following information:

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Film Program Contact

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Office of Admissions

Admissions Counselors
863.680.4131

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Matthew Herbertz

Assistant Professor of Film
863.680.4133

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