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Film at Jacksonville University

The Bachelor of Arts in Film offers students a comprehensive experience in the creation of independent motion pictures through a rigorous, hands-on production centered curriculum. The JU Film program strives to create master visual storytellers who can connect with their audiences intellectually and emotionally.

The major in film leading to the BA degree is designed for students who intend to pursue professional careers or graduate study in the visual arts after college. JU's Film program empowers the creative innovators of tomorrow by training them in all aspects of the arts and crafts of the moving image, from the aesthetic to the technological. We affirm the importance of storytelling as the form in which human beings give weight and meaning to the most important passage of their lives.

Admissions Requirements

After acceptance to the University, prospective film majors must complete a portfolio review in person or by means of electronic submission. Portfolio reviews are scheduled four (4) times throughout the academic year and are used to determine the student’s skill level and possible scholarship awards. Limited art scholarship recommendations and grant awards are available. Learn more about portfolio requirements at www.ju.edu/lbscfa.

Curriculum

The major and minor requirements are subject to change on a year-to-year basis. Incoming students are held to the requirements documented in the academic catalog that is active when they first enroll at Jacksonville University. For a look at what the film major or minor involve, you can refer to the academic catalog or download the most recent guide sheets from Academic Advising.

Major Requirements Minor Requirements

Example Work

Winter Film, Grilled. Directed by a film faculty member and filmed by JU Film majors. Screened at Rendezvous Film Festival and Miami Independent Film Festival.

Selections from 2018 student projects.

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