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Bachelor of Arts in Cinema Virginia Tech



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Course info


The cinema major offers courses in film history, criticism, and production, along with a strong foundation in the fundamentals of theatre performance. Through a balanced course of study, students learn about the history of cinema, its visual designs and production methods, its role in modern social and political movements, and its business operations. Through hands-on projects, students gain experience in the art and practice of cinematography and film making. Each year, the School of Performing Arts hosts the Progeny Short Film Festival. The festival showcases short filmmaking by independent filmmakers and students.

Career Options

  • Director of cinematography
  • Art administrator
  • Cinema production team member
  • Script reader/publishing assistant
  • Film director
  • Technician for an event production company
  • Teacher/Professor
  • Video producer
  • Marketing associate
  • Educational programmer
  • Website content creator
  • Graduate studies in film, theatre, business, and law

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Bachelor of Arts in Cinema.

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees

$30,867.00 (22,62,533) per year

International Student Fee: USD $550

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution


23-Aug-21, 18-Jan-22


Virginia Tech

925 Prices Fork Road,



24061, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Before you can be considered for freshman admission, you must complete:

3 units of math (includes algebra I, geometry, and algebra II)
2 units of laboratory science (chosen from biology, chemistry or physics)
additional academic units (foreign language is highly recommended)

Some majors have other requirements, such as an additional year of advanced math or lab science. Most students who are selected for admission have completed more than the minimum requirements and have at least a B+ grade point average.

English Language Requirements:

Students taking the IELTS must obtain a score of at least 6.5, with no sub-score below 6.5 to be considered for admission to Virginia Tech. Students taking the PTE must obtain a score of at least 53. Depending on the type of TOEFL used, Virginia Tech expects students to have scores of: Internet-based test: at least 80, with no section sub-score less than 16; Computer-based test: at least 233; Paper-based test: at least 550. Application Deadline: Fall - January 15 (Regular Decision).

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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