The School of Film at Ohio University offers 4 distinct degree programs: a three-year MFA graduate degree in Film Production, a two-year MA graduate degree in Film Studies, a BFA in Film degree offered through the Honors Tutorial College to exceptional undergraduate students, and a BFA in Film degree offered to creative and unique incoming freshmen in the general undergraduate population. Located in the rolling hills of southeast Ohio, the program offers students a unique environment to grow and develop in their field of study.
The MFA program features a Directing track where students work in narrative and documentary modes. Students can also choose a non-directing track in Screenwriting, Cinematography, or Post-Production. The Honors Tutorial BFA in Film is a vigorous and comprehensive four-year undergraduate degree program designed for highly motivated individuals who prefer a more independent, individualized program of study in either film production or film studies. The BFA in Film program offers a unique educational environment where students are immersed in the study of film as an art form, a dynamic cultural force, and a means of expressive storytelling. Our programs are designed to produce well-rounded, creative, and skilled filmmakers suitable for a wide and expanding constellation of career opportunities open to visual storytellers. And, unsurprisingly, graduates of the program are enjoying active careers in film, television, and academia throughout the United States and around the world. Notable alumni include Megan Griffiths (SADIE, THE NIGHT STALKER, LUCKY THEM), Todd Rohal (THE GUATEMALAN HANDSHAKE, THE CATECHISM CATACLYSM), Tony Buba (LIGHTNING OVER BRADDOCK, STRUGGLES IN STEEL), Wendey Stanzler (episodes of GLEE, PARKS AND RECREATION), Ed Lachman (DP: CAROL, ERIN BROCKOVICH, FAR FROM HEAVEN), Christopher Faloona (DP: episodes of THE GOOD DOCTOR, TOM CLANCY'S JACK RYAN), Chelsea Stardust (SATANIC PANIC, ALL THAT WE DESTROY) and Brianna Bennett (VP Drama Development, CBS Studios).
The MA in Film Studies program prepares students for further study at the doctoral level and careers in film criticism, arts administration, or archive and preservation work. Students in the program regularly present in conferences nationally and internationally. Graduates of the Film Studies program have gone on to distinguished careers as scholars and professors.