Film and Video Studies
Film and Video Studies (FVS) is an interdisciplinary major grounded in film, communication theory, and history. In FVS, students will learn how to think about, analyze, integrate, and apply the foundational theories of the film & video discipline through production and theory courses. Motivated students develop an interdisciplinary and individualized program for further study of film, video, and new media or they enter the workforce in a creative capacity. To maximize job prospects after graduation, students are encouraged to pursue a second major or minors in a related field connected to interests and abilities, and will seek internships to enhance their abilities.
Plan of Study
Related Career Interests
Careers in Film and Video Studies
- Video production
- Film critic
- Television production
- Production assistant
- Entertainment careers
- Many other positions in business/management, not necessarily related to film but able to capitalize on students’ broad-based liberal arts skill set developed in this major
Transfer to Film and Video Studies
Purdue admits to individual majors. In addition to meeting overall Purdue transfer criteria, such as minimum high school course requirements, applicants must also meet major-specific requirements. The major-specific criteria for this program are listed below. Students who meet or exceed these are the most competitive candidates for admission. Before applying, review the closed programs page to confirm your desired major is open to transfer students for your desired entry term.
Minimum GPA: 2.2
Contact InformationUndergraduate Student Recruitment Office