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B.F.A. in Film

Student with cameraMajoring in film at LIU Post will help you prepare for a career in directing, cinematography, editing, lighting, producing, screenwriting or film criticism. LIU Post is one of only a handful of colleges and universities to instruct students in the use of 16mm film, and where students starting making films in their first semester. This 129-credit program also includes a strong film history component as well as courses in animation and special effects.

Our faculty are all working professionals in diverse areas of the field, including writers, directors, cinematographers documentarians and critics – award-winning professionals with top-level experience and credentials. As a student, you will have the chance to master the new digital media technologies, and develop your production design skills in our studio. You will get the valuable learning-by-doing experience that you need to succeed.

In addition to a comprehensive, widely respected education in film, you will study a well-rounded liberal arts-based core curriculum with lifelong personal and professional value. You will be a member of a diverse, vibrant learning community in one of the region’s most inspiring academic settings.

Qualities That Set Our Program Apart

  • One of few programs in the country to offer instruction in 16mm film
  • Students start making films in their first semester
  • A faculty of acclaimed filmmakers and prominent film critics
  • State-of-the-art motion picture and digital video cameras, editing software and studio facilities

Student Work

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