The Cinema Program in the School of the Arts offers the Bachelor of Arts in Film, a degree that focuses on narrative feature and short films. The program prepares students for the art and craft of narrative filmmaking — particularly of independent narrative film — and is ideally supported with an undergraduate liberal arts education introducing students to a broad range of knowledge. Students in the program are encouraged to pursue a second major from VCU’s College of Humanities and Sciences, the School of Business or other fields.
Students are admitted directly into the program and are not required to complete the Art Foundation Program. Majors can graduate after only three years of study, including two intensive summer semesters. Faculty members include professional filmmakers and courses utilize high-end digital equipment and motion picture technology.