Bachelor's Degree in Communication – Film Studies

Department of Communication

Degree: Bachelor of Science
Major: Communication
Concentration: Film Studies
Hours: 120

B.S. Communication - Film Studies

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Degree Description

The Lamar University Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication – Film Studies Concentrationfollows a student-centered, developmentally-oriented learning path as they move from introductory courses in film and digital video production, cinematography and editing, to courses in intermediate and advanced film and digital video production, digital special effects, advanced editing, producing, cinematography for motion picture imaging, advanced audio recording techniques and screenwriting. For years, film has been a staple for telling stories. Now's the time for you to tell yours!

Why Study Film Studies at Lamar?

With the Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication – Film Studies Concentration at Lamar University, you'll have the opportunity to work with professional equipment to produce films during all four years.

LU's film studies program is the only university-level motion picture program in Southeast Texas that allows you to shoot on motion picture film. You can also produce films for the local Boomtown Film and Music and Lagniappe Film and Music Festivals. 

Career Paths

Not only will you learn practical filmmaking skills such as how to operate a camera and edit footage, but you will also graduate with skills that attract employers in a wide variety of fields. These include good research and communication skills, critical thinking, project management and the ability to organize your time effectively and work to deadlines.

Primary Careers

Film/video/television editor, camera operator, producer or production assistant

Career Areas

  • Film production
  • Art direction
  • Multimedia marketing
  • Video advertising
  • Film research and criticism
  • Web content creator/editor

Median Salary


Types of Employers

  • Production companies
  • Television companies
  • Advertising agencies
  • Print media producers
  • Online media producers
  • Schools and universities