What Film Schools Are Located in Texas?

Learn about film programs throughout the state of Texas. See the degree options, program requirements, school information, tuition, and student population. Schools offering Digital Cinematography degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

A variety of film programs can be found throughout the state of Texas. This article gives information on several universities offering these programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

What You Should Know

Several 4-year universities in Texas offer film-related programs. They include programs in film & media arts or radio, television & film. In addition, a 3-year master's degree program is available in film and media production. Select programs offer internships, experience in the school's cable television station or study abroad. Peruse the following information to see which program appeals to you.

Film Bachelor's Degree Programs in Texas

Southern Methodist University

Found in Dallas, Southern Methodist University offers two bachelor's degree program formats in film and media arts. The BFA program includes a mandatory year-long thesis film course and the BA program includes an internship. For a capstone requirement, the BFA program includes a nine-credit course, while the BA program includes a three-credit course. Coursework for the program includes media sales, post-production, the art of film, editing and financial management. The BA program also includes four cognate areas, including single-camera production, multi-camera production, specialization and advanced.

  • Program Name: Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) or Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Film and Media Arts
  • Program Length: Four years, full-time
  • Tuition and Fees: $48,190 per academic year (2015-2016)
  • Prerequisite: Complete English and film classes with a 3.0 GPA
  • Requirements: Submit a portfolio, recommendations, extracurricular resume
  • School Type: Four-year, private not-for-profit; about 11,300 students (approximately 6,400 undergraduate students)

University of North Texas

After earning your degree at the University of North Texas, you could be prepared for work in documentary/narrative film production as well as studio and live-based video/television production. You'll have the opportunity to work in the school's cable television studio while enrolled in this program. The program is taught by filmmakers, media professionals and internationally-known scholars. The university will also offer you several internship opportunities.

  • Program Name: Bachelor of Arts in Radio, Television and Film
  • Program Length: Four years, full-time
  • Tuition and Fees: $9,730 per year for in-state residents, $19,090 per year for out-of-state residents (2015-2016)
  • School Type: Four-years, public; approximately 36,500 students (about 29,800 undergraduates)

University of Texas - Austin

The University of Texas at Austin offers internships with big-budget and independent film production companies in addition to television stations. Your studies will include media industry structure, globalization, regulation and media content. While attending the university, you will have the chance to take classes overseas in a study abroad program.

  • Program Name: Bachelor of Science - Radio, Television, Film
  • Program Length: Four years, full-time
  • Tuition and Fees: $9,806 per year for in-state residents, $34,676 per year for out-of-state residents (2015-2016)
  • Admission Requirements: Two essays, applicants are encouraged to submit a resume
  • School Type: Four-year, public; approximately 51,300 students (about 39,500 undergraduate students)

Film Master's Degree Program in Texas

The University of Texas at Austin

The MFA program at the University of Texas at Austin only admits 12 students per year. Students are allowed to direct four films, including a fiction film and a documentary in their first year, and a thesis film in their final year. The program maintains a focus on documentary and fiction, as well as critical and creative writing. While enrolled, you'll learn about film technique, use state-of-the-art post-production technologies and take non-production classes.

  • Program Name: Master of Fine Arts in Film & Media Production
  • Program Length: Three years, full-time
  • Tuition and Fees: $10,934 per year for in-state residents, $20,762 per year for out-of-state residents (2015-2016)
  • Requirements: Resume/CV, Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores, portfolio, bachelor's degree
  • School Type: Four-year, public; approximately 51,300 students (about 11,800 graduate students)

In summary, this article highlights a few of the schools in the Texas area that offer film related programs and explains how you can earn a bachelor's degree at Southern Methodist University, University of North Texas, and University of Texas at Austin or a master's degree at University of Texas at Austin.

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