About the Program
Individuals who intend to work in any artistic and highly competitive field should maintain a realistic perspective about the personal and professional demands one must face in choosing such a career. While no degree or school can guarantee a livelihood in this area, Purdue’s Film/Video Studies program can allow the self-motivated student to create a solid interdisciplinary, individualized foundation program for further study of film, video, and developing media or entry into the workforce in a creative capacity. Many of FVS graduates have successfully used their major in a variety of creative occupations.
To maximize their job prospects after graduation, students are encouraged to pursue second majors in related fields connected to their interests and abilities and actively seek real-world opportunities through internships.
A Film/Video Studies major can be the foundation for a wide variety of career choices. Students with a strong interest in game design or computer animation might choose to combine courses from Film/Video Studies, Creative Arts, and Computer Graphics Technology. Students work closely with the Chair of Film/Video Studies and with their Liberal Arts adviser to select coursework both inside and outside the major. This requires planning at three levels:
- Selecting the right courses from within the Film/Video Studies program.
- Selecting complementary courses from the second major or from outside electives.
- Developing an internship.
Summary of Program Requirements
The Summary of Program Requirements for Interdisciplinary Film-Video Studies is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.
Detailed Program Requirements
Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.
Film & Video Studies-BA