As a Film, Television and Video Production major, you will learn the process of filmmaking in its entirety. You will develop an understanding of theory and aesthetics, film criticism and the history of your medium. Students will work together to create fictional narratives, documentaries, experimental films, commercials and television series.
Ranked Top 50 Best Colleges in Film and Photography in the U.S.
Webster's Film, Television, and Video Production program is proud to be one of the few film programs in the greater St. Louis area focusing on production.
The program is ranked 47th by Niche.com for Best Colleges for Film and Photography in America, 76th in 2022 Most Popular Bachelor's Degree Colleges for Film, Video & Photographic Arts in the U.S., and 4th in 2022 Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools in Missouri by Collegefactual.com.
“I enjoy the collaborative, head-down approach that the Webster film community employs. There are hidden gems within the program, so the competition is incredible and healthy.”
BA in Film, Television, and Video Production, '20Miles Minnaar Personal Website
Learn From and Network with Industry Professionals
Film, Television, and Video Production majors and minors learn how people, concepts and technology work together to create the final images we see on screen. In addition, students will develop an understanding of the various roles required on set, balancing theory with extensive hands-on experience that is crucial for gaining production knowledge.
This program offers a systematic and thorough approach in learning the craft and aesthetics of motion picture production in both traditional and digital formats. The Film, Television and Video Production program gives you the opportunity to become a media professional with skills necessary for communicating and creating in any medium that contains a moving image.
Early in the program, students develop and execute their own projects. Progressing through the curriculum, undergraduates continue to make their own movies or focus on different areas of interest such as directing, producing, cinematography, editing, animation, or visual effects.
Why Choose Webster University for Film, Television and Video Production?
Learn from award-winning filmmakers and video producers who have worked in all facets of production and for networks and studios including Netflix, A24, Adobe, SIGGRAPH, HBO, Sundance, Universal, Microsoft, PBS, and The Discovery Channel share practical, real-world techniques.
Learn on our state-of-the-art equipment packages including ARRI Alexa Mini LF, Sony FS-5 and A7, Blackmagic Pocket 4K Cinema Cameras, Aputure LED, LiteMat, Pavotube, KinoFlo, ARRI Tungsten and M18 HMI Light, and more. We also preserve 16mm film equipment that is taught as a special topic. Updated post-production facilities let students engage in industry standard software including, but not limited to: Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Davinci Resolve, Avid, NUKE, Cinema 4D, and Maya.
BA in Film, Television and Video Production
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“I have received jobs, studied abroad in Europe and have experienced events that I wouldn't have had the chance to otherwise.”
BA in Film, Television, and Video Production, '20
Alumni Success and Job Outlook
Film, Television, and Video Production alumni have worked on films and TVs including Manchester by the Sea, Moonrise Kingdom, The Bourne Ultimatum, Spider-Man 2, Inside Llewyn Davis, The Ghost Who Walks, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and Late Night with Seth Meyer. Their works have been shown on diverse platforms such as Amazon Prime, Netflix, National Geographic Channel, Discovery Channel, History Channel, TLC, Disney, Hallmark Channel, Nickelodeon, MTV, ESPN, Marvel Studio, Sundance, Fox Network, and elsewhere.
- Film and video editors and camera operators jobs are predicted to increase by 29% through 2030. As of May 2021 (U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics), the median annual wage for camera operators for television, video and film was $49,230 and for film and video editors was $62,680.
- Jobs for broadcast, sound, and video technicians are predicted to increase 21% through 2030. As of May 2021, the median annual wage for broadcast, sound, and video technicians was $49,050 (U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics).
Sverdrup West Wing Remodeling
The west wing of Sverdrup will be rebuilt as a state-of-the-art media production and communication education facility, providing our students the most up-to-date and unique technology in the entire region.
Learn more about the Sverdrup renovations including plans, progress updates, room relocations, and more.
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