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.
All liberal arts majors prepare students with the skills identified as contributing to managerial success: communicating and listening well, possessing insights into others, creative/critical thinking, problem solving, and the ability to make connections across complex ideas.
Degree in 3
Motivated, driven students can complete this major in three years. Degree in 3 allows students to enter the work force or graduate school a year earlier while also providing a cost-effective way to complete an undergraduate degree. Degree in 3 offers a great combination of cost-savings and the opportunity to accelerate your future and achieve your goals.
Plan of Study
Related Career Interests
Careers in Film and Video Studies
- Stage Manager
- Film Critic
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