Bachelor of Fine Arts in Cinema Production (BFA)

If you love the creative field of film, the unconventional Bachelor of Fine Arts in Cinema Production degree program at the International Academy of Design and Technology may be right for you. Through a pairing of general education and focused concentration courses, you can gain a solid foundation in the medium of motion pictures in our bachelor-level program.

Now is a great time to explore the possibilities of cinema production at IADT. The recent increase in demand for programming to fill the growing number of cable and satellite channels means that employment for cinema production professionals and other related occupations in the motion-picture and video industries is projected to grow 1 percent by 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics*.


The BFA Cinema Production degree program is geared toward helping students like you explore the diverse facets of film and cinema production, including screenwriting, pre-production, film history and theory, directing, acting, producing and editing. Our curriculum gives students the opportunity to learn how create and convey a story incorporating motion picture pre-production, production and post-production techniques.

Below is a sampling of course topics included in IADT's Bachelor of Fine Arts in Cinema Production degree program.* Classes are led by instructors with relevant career experience.

  • Storyboarding
  • Audio Production
  • Screenwriting
  • Advanced Screenwriting
  • Advanced Audio Production
  • Sound Design
  • Film History and Theory
  • Production Elements and Guilds
  • Visual Storytelling
  • Cinema Technology
  • Pre-Production
  • Acting and the Camera
  • Directing for the Screen
  • Color Grading And Correction
  • Advanced Cinematography & Lighting

*Course curriculum is subject to change.

Graduates can pursue entry-level career opportunities in the fields of film and video. With the right education and your own initiative, one of them could be in your future:

  • Filmmaker
  • Camera Operator
  • Camera Loader
  • Production Assistant
  • Assistant Director
  • Script/Continuity Supervisor
  • Story Analyst
  • Development Assistant
  • Script Reader

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*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Career Guide to Industries, 2010-11 Edition, Motion Picture and Video Industries, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/cg/cgs038.htm (visited October 12, 2010). This is a national estimate and conditions in your location may be different.