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“The minute you walk through the SVA doors you become a part of the film community.”
Reeves Lehmann
Chair
Student Work
About The Department
  • Hands-on program where you’ll make films all four years
  • Train on industry-standard, state-of-the-art equipment
  • We believe in nurturing collaboration
  • Thesis films shown to industry professionals at the Dusty Film & Animation Festival
  • 430 students, 71 faculty, 72 courses
Courses
  • Curriculum at a glance
    • 72 credits in studio
    • 30 credits in humanities & sciences
    • 15 credits in art history
    • 3 credits in elective courses
  • 72 courses offered, including:
    • Acting for Filmmakers
    • Advanced Documentary Workshop
    • Advanced Lighting/Cinematography
    • The Art of Editing
    • Career Strategies
    • Cinematography
    • Comedy Improvisation 
    • Creating Character: The Actor/Writer Collaboration
    • DaVinci Resolve: Color Correcting Your Film
    • Directing Actors
    • Directing Episodic Television
    • Editing: Avid & Final Cut Pro
    • Film and Entertainment Law
    • Financing and Distribution 
    • The Language of Film
    • Line Producing and Budgeting for Your Film 
    • Makeup for Film and Television 
    • Masters of Light
    • Pro Tools: Sound Design
    • Producing/Directing
    • Producing the Horror Film
    • Production Design
    • Recording Foley and Effects
    • Screenwriting Thesis
    • Writing the Feature-Length Script
    • Writing the Television Series

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