The Bachelor of Arts in film and media studies will provide you with the skills to succeed in the entertainment industry, including film, television and new media, as well as local arts organizations.

ASU Online offers start dates every 7.5 weeks.
Class number may be less for transfer students.
Required number of credits to complete this degree.

Based on a broad liberal arts education focused on the humanities, the BA in film and media studies degree will give you the ability to think analytically and speak and write clearly and persuasively - skills in demand across almost all sectors of the global economy. Our program develops these skills through a variety of discussion-based and writing intensive courses. We offer a broad range of courses that reflect trends and rapid transformations in the film and media industries and will prepare you for increasingly sophisticated forms of artistic expression and storytelling. Graduates with degrees in film and media studies have secured jobs in the entertainment industry as creative executives, producers, managers and writers. They work in media arts, story and production development, exhibition, distribution and film, and television and video game production. Some students complete graduate studies and secure jobs in journalism as film and media critics. For a better sense of academic and employment options for graduates of our program, we invite you to talk with our faculty.

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Calendar

Next Start Date:

07/03/2019
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Faculty

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members including:

  • 306 Endowments
  • 12 Named Chairs
  • 14 Named Professorships
  • 1 Pulitzer Prize Winner
  • 1 MacArthur Fellow
  • 3 Nobel Laureates

Program Summary

Total Hours:

120

Upper Division Hours:

45

Major GPA:

2.0

Cumulative GPA:

2.0

Total Hours at ASU:

30

Related Careers

Graduates with an ASU Online Bachelor of Arts in Film & Media Studies have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Example Careers

Graduates of the film and media studies concentration gain the necessary skills to enter the following media and entertainment industries:

  • Creative management
  • Teaching
  • Development
  • Marketing

ASU Online Story

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Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
Freshman | Transfer | International | Readmission
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