BA in Film Production

If reality television and sold-out movie premiers teach us anything, it's that there will always be a need for trained people to work in the film industry. If you dream of making movies, a degree in film production from Webster University will provide you with the knowledge you need to tell your story.

Graduates have extensive knowledge about how the people, concepts, and technology work together to create a movie. In addition to learning the role of each person on a film set, you'll learn production by studying other movies. The film production major offers a systematic and thorough approach in learning the craft and aesthetics of motion picture production in both traditional and digital film formats.

Early in the program, you'll develop and execute your own projects. As you progress through the program, you may continue to make your own films or focus on different areas of interest, like directing, producing, cinematography, editing, animation and visual effects...and explore these areas in a variety of disciplines, such as narrative, documentary, experimental and independent production.

Points of Distinction

  • Award-winning faculty filmmakers who have worked in the art, production and camera departments of major motion pictures and produced films on networks including PBS and The Discovery Channel share practical, real-world techniques.
  • Unique internship program designed to enhance the curriculum.
  • The opportunity for international documentary production and film study at our campuses in Leiden, the Netherlands; Cha-am/Hua Hin, Thailand; Geneva, Switzerland; London, England; and Vienna, Austria.
  • Webster University hosts the Webster Film Series, a nationally recognized, year-round film exhibition program.

Degree Requirements

This degree requires a minimum of 128 credit hours consisting of the following: 59 required credit hours, applicable university global citizenship or general education program hours, and electives. For complete information, view the program requirements in the course catalog.

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