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Film & Television

Bachelor of Arts


#6Among Public
University Film Schools

- The Wrap

Top 3%

Online Bachelor's Program in the Nation

- U.S. News & World Report, 2024

Quick Facts

Credits Required: 120
Cost Per Credit: $525
Director explaining script to Navajo child while Grandmother looks on

College of Fine Arts

Program Details

Are you a motivated creative looking to join the influential field of film and television? The Bachelor of Arts in Film & Television is a comprehensive degree that will prepare you for creative, business, and academic careers in the industry. 

The program integrates historical and critical analysis with industry studies to cultivate informed and responsible media consumers and creators. You will learn the art and business of storytelling through courses about writing for film and television, history and aesthetics, industry practices, social media production, and representations of race, class and gender.

Your program will culminate in a Practicum where you can apply the skills you’ve learned to create a project that aligns with your career interests. Internationally recognized faculty will foster your talent and skills, empowering you to succeed as an outstanding artist, industry professional, or scholar.

For additional questions, please contact Daniela Tascarella at danielat1@arizona.edu or Nicole Koschmann at nkoschmann@arizona.edu

Photo Caption: Film still from the short film "Amásání" by film student Stacy Howard (BFA, 2017). The film follows a young Navajo girl after she gets suspended from grade school and is forced to stay with her Amásání (grandmother). Though resistant at first, the young girl learns more of her Diné culture and language.

*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.


The curriculum for this program includes:

TV 100A: Film & TV History (Beg-Mid 20th Cent.)
FTV 100B: Film & TV History (Mid 20th C.-Pres.)
FTV 200: Film & TV Aesthetics
FTV 210: Intro to Film Production
FTV 270: Intro to Film & TV Industries



Earning your Bachelor of Arts in Film & Television will build core skills, including:

  • Textual analysis
  • Storytelling
  • Research
  • Media literacy
  • Critical thinking
  • Scholarly & creative writing
  • Social awareness
  • Cultural understanding
  • Analytical thinking
  • Visual communication
  • Creative thinking

Graduates of the BA in Film & Television program will be prepared to pursue the following careers:

  • Independent Film Director
  • Independent Film Producer
  • Web & Social Media Content Producer
  • TV Writer/Screenwriter
  • Production Manager
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Visual Effects Coordinator
  • Videographer
  • Production Assistant
  • Editor
  • Film Critic
  • Film Festival Coordinator
  • Film Scholar