Professor Willemin working with film students.

The Bachelor of Arts in Film offers students a comprehensive experience in the creation of independent motion pictures through a rigorous, hands-on production centered curriculum. The JU Film program strives to create master visual storytellers who can connect with their audiences intellectually and emotionally.


The major in film leading to the BA degree is designed for students who intend to pursue professional careers or graduate study in the visual arts after college. JU's Film program empowers the creative innovators of tomorrow by training them in all aspects of the arts and crafts of the moving image, from the aesthetic to the technological. We affirm the importance of storytelling as the form in which human beings give weight and meaning to the most important passage of their lives.


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All BA Film majors must complete the following: 



Code Course Credit
​ART 212 Foundations Seminar​ 2​
​ART 254 Digital Art​ 3​
​ARH 306 History of Photography​ 3​
ENGL 310 Studies in Film 3
FVA 101 Introduction to Film 3
FVA 201 Elements of Screenwriting 3
FVA 301 ​ Advanced Screenwriting ​ 3​
​FVA 363 Time-Based Art​ 3​
​FVA 372 Cinematography Workshop​ 3​
​FVA 472 ​Directing Workshop 3​
​FVA 473 Production Studio​ 3​
FVA 480WI Senior Thesis: Fall1 3
FVA 481SI Senior Thesis: Spring2 3
​THEA 111 Theatre Production Practicum​ 3​
​THEA 113 Acting I​ 3​
                                                                        Total: 44

1. Satisfies Core Curriculum Writing Intensive (WI) course requirement for film majors. 
2. Satisfies Core Curriculum Speech Intensive (SI) course requirement for film majors.


Professor Willemin working with film students.