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Bachelor of Fine Arts in
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. Portfolios are only required for scholarship consideration.

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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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Schedule a campus tour or take our video tour of one of the nation’s most beautiful campuses. Participate in our daily online Admission Info Session or a MocTalk webinar to learn more about Florida Southern.

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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.

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

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

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 Details

Available in: 

  • BFA
  • Minor

First-Years

All freshman applicants to Florida Southern Colleges full-time degree programs must submit the following information:

Transfers

Applying to Florida Southern as a transfer student is easy.

If transferring less than 24 credits, we also need your:

  • Official high school transcript
  • SAT and/or ACT scores

Additional Admission Requirements for Film

Talent-based scholarships for students intending to pursue a film degree are available through the submission of a portfolio for review. Portfolios are only required for scholarship consideration.

Portfolio Requirements



In order to receive an arts-based scholarship as a film major at Florida Southern College you must submit a portfolio for review. You may submit your portfolio digitally. Please do not send physical video/film to the department.

We prefer that you upload the video files of your best work to a folder on Dropbox or Google Drive and share the single link on your registration form. You should select your best works to submit. Quality over quantity!

Submission Requirements

Students must have applied to Florida Southern College in order to submit portfolio materials, however not yet be admitted.




Personal Statement (500 words MAX)



The B.F.A. in Film at Florida Southern aims to cultivate the next generation of responsible and unique storytellers. 

With this in mind, choose one of the following prompts:

  • Briefly describe how you will contribute to the culture of storytelling at Florida Southern.
  • How will pursuing a B.F.A. in Film at Florida Southern help to fulfill your career aspirations?
Portfolio


Please submit at least one of the following:

  • 
Video/Film Work - one project or a collection of multiple films (15 min. TOTAL runtime)
  • 
Creative Written Work: screenplay or short story/etc. (25 pages max.)
  • 
Other Visual Work (paintings, drawings, photography, etc.)

Note: You may submit a combination of work from the above categories, but please only submit your best for each category.


Deadline for portfolios is March 15.

Submit Portfolio

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Film Program Contact

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Admissions Counselors
863.680.4131

Matthew Herbertz

Assistant Professor of Film
863.680.4133

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