The online bachelor’s degree in film and media studies focuses on the critical analysis of film, television, gaming and new media. In film school online, you’ll explore the cultural, social and economic factors influencing the complex film and media landscape.

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Required number of credits to complete this degree.

Film and media studies from ASU

The film and media studies online degree will give you a broad understanding of media genres through a historical, theoretical and analytical lens. In this online film school, you’ll gain the analytic and interpretive skills necessary to become a critical consumer and rigorous scholar of distributed media, past and present.

From lectures and screenings to critical readings and online discussions, you’ll delve into the world of film, digital media, television studies, computer games and screenwriting. You’ll learn from experienced and dedicated ASU film and media studies faculty who have strong records of scholarly publication and experience in the professional entertainment industry.

What can you do with a degree in film and media studies?

The online film and media studies bachelor’s degree is ideal for industry professionals who want to complement technical filmmaking skills with analytic and interpretive abilities or students looking to enter the film industry. The rigorous online film coursework will prepare you for various jobs in the media and entertainment industries, including creative management, development, marketing and teaching. Graduates of this online film and media studies degree can become production assistants, film directors, talent agents and more.

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10/16/2019
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Program Summary

Total Hours:

120

Upper Division Hours:

45

Major GPA:

2.0

Cumulative GPA:

2.0

Total Hours at ASU:

30

Related Careers

A film studies online degree opens doors to a range of careers in many professional fields. You’ll have the skillset to become a leader within distinct areas of media and entertainment, such as creative management, criticism, development, marketing, regulation and teaching.

Graduates with an ASU online Bachelor of Arts in Film and 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

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Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

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