The Department of Theatre, Film and Video Production offers a bachelor of fine arts (BFA) in theatre, film and television with an emphasis in film and television. This BFA emphasis provides training at a professional skill level, culminating in a comprehensive review that requires successful completion of a portfolio and/or thesis project. The emphasis is designed so that students will progress through the semesters as a cohort group. Students will not only work on their own projects but will assist on group projects similar to our episodic web series, a television pilot and also our department’s sponsored film project (all written by students). Students will graduate with theoretical and historical perspectives, and hands-on experiences in film and television production. This prepares students to begin their careers with entry-level positions in film or television, start their personal creative work or continue their studies in a graduate program. Consult an advisor in the College of Arts & Media at CAMadvising@ucdenver.edu for more information.
All students pursuing this emphasis complete a total of at least 69 semester hours for the major: see detailed course requirements below. Each course must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or better. At least 24 of the major semester hours must be earned at CU Denver. Students must also follow the College of Arts & Media’s general degree requirements .
Students seeking this BFA emphasis should apply to the university and be accepted under the Theatre, Film, and Television BFA program. No separate application to the department or portfolio submission is required. Given the cohort nature of the program, students should be aware that failing to take courses in order may delay their graduation date.
Transfer students should contact CAMadvising@ucdenver.edu for information about applying prior semester hours toward the BFA.
Equipment and Facilities
All students in the film and television emphasis are required to know and abide by the policies and procedures regarding the use of departmental equipment and facilities, outlined on the Equipment Checkout Agreement Form, and available by contacting CAMadvising@ucdenver.edu or the department.