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Major or Minor in the Art of Film and Television

Film and Television majors and minors enjoy small, discussion-based classes; develop mentoring relationships with professors who are leaders in their fields; have many opportunities to interact with visiting writers and scholars; and find successful careers in a variety of professions.

Whether you are a first year or finishing up your college experience, this section of the website can help you plan. Please refer to the information below in the UVM Catalogue for major/minor course requirements as well as course information.

Be sure to check with the College of Arts and Sciences Degree Requirements for information on General and Distribution Requirements required for graduation.

Degree Requirements (UVM Catalogue):


Beyond the classroom

Build on your academic skills beyond the classroom with student clubs, production opportunities , and internships!

Explore narrative and experimental ideas in film and television

The Film and Television Studies program is dedicated to producing critical media thinkers and producers who are capable of working and contributing to our increasingly diverse and technologically sophisticated society.

Learn more about our faculty.

Graduate employment rate



  • Advertising
  • Multimedia Strategist & Designer
  • Film Director
  • Filmmaker
  • Screenwriter
  • Cinematographer
  • Event Coordinator
  • Director of Development in Film
  • Writer/Producer
  • Publishing Executive
  • Brand Developer
  • Cinematographer
  • Assistant Video Editor

Where alumni work

  • Nickelodeon
  • ZEFR, Inc
  • A&E Television
  • NBC Universal
  • Comedy Central
  • AMC Networks
  • ThoughtWorks Software
  • Great Big Story Media Company

Related Information

Learning Outcomes

The Film and Television Studies Program emphasizes a broad knowledge of the media industry from a historical and theoretical point of view and prepares the student for a wide range of career and advanced degree opportunities.

By the end of our program, students are able to:

  • Demonstrate nuanced knowledge of film history, national cinemas, theoretical principles. And apply this knowledge through the creation of motion media and/or composition of cogent and persuasive scholarly writing.
  •  Identify and explain the perspectives and practices embedded in media products across time periods and cultures
  •  Recognize and evaluate the formal elements through which film, TV and other media produce meaning
  •  Implement critical thinking skills in relation to media studies by conducting independent research and analysis