Online Bachelor of Arts in Film and Media Studies

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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Quick facts

Next start date: 08/20/2020


Total classes: 39

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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Details

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.

Featured courses


FMS 100: Introduction to Film (HU)


FMS 200: Film History ((L or HU) & H)


FMS 110: Introduction to New Media (HU)


FMS 300: Television and Cultural Studies (L or HU)


FMS 380: Race and Gender in American Film (HU & C)


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:

Freelance Writer


Growth: 7.6 %
Salary: $61,820

Production Assistant


Growth: 9.9 %
Salary: $47,900

Public Relations Manager (PR Manager)


Growth: 10.4 %
Salary: $111,280

Public Relations Specialist


Growth: 8.8 %
Salary: $59,300

Stage or Film Director


Growth: 12.2 %
Salary: $71,620

TV Program Director


Growth: 12.2 %
Salary: $71,620

Talent Agent


Growth: 4.7 %
Salary: $64,940

Television Producer


Growth: 12.2 %
Salary: $71,620

Prestigious 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.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Prestigious 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.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Admission requirements

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You are considered a freshman for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still earn your way into this program through the Earned Admission Pathway. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still earn your way into this program through the Earned Admission Pathway. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

The largest and more diverse college at ASU

ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences takes a transdisciplinary approach to education with a vast spectrum of degrees in the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. We inspire students to be socially aware, critical thinkers and global citizens.

25,500+


currently enrolled students.

$140 million


in research expenditures in 2018.

23


interdisciplinary schools and departments.

95+


undergraduate degrees.

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