What will I learn?

The film arts program is designed to give students experience in film production. This course of study includes courses in film aesthetics, digital technology, film history, and script analysis as well electives such as documentary production, cinematography, editing, and sound design.

Film arts trains the complete, independent filmmaker, to give our students the best chance of success in the highly technical, creative, and competitive profession of film-making.

Student Learning Outcomes

College of Liberal Arts
Bachelor of Arts in Film and Theatre - Film Arts

  1. Film Arts students should have a fundamental knowledge of film production.
  2. Film Arts students must have a fundamental understanding of film aesthetics and theory.
  3. Provide exceptional Film Arts students with assistance and encouragement to pursue opportunities for advanced degrees and/or professional careers.
  4. Department will maintain a high level of satisfaction with the overall Film Arts program.

Learning Environment

Students have the opportunity to explore many aspects of visual storytelling, from high-tech digital post-production to documentary and dramatic film production and live performance. We also share our building with the Department of Music and Jazz Studies, creating an intimate synergistic atmosphere within a broad spectrum of the performing arts.


We have one of the most technologically advanced film programs in the country, with 4K digital cameras, a full complement of lighting gear, a grip truck, and 4K digital post-production editing, audio suites, color correction suites and a sound stage which is fully equipped and dedicated to student and department shoots. We also have a 4K theater for screening student films.

Students learn and use the following software:

  • Avid Medial Composer and Pro Tools
  • DaVinci Resolve
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Movie Magic Budgeting and Scheduling.

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts, Education and Human Development

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
$14,190.00 (10,65,315) per year
I-20 Amounts: USD $15,797

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

Application deadline

Expected May, October 2022

Start date

26 January 2022


College of Liberal Arts, Education and Human Development

242 Bicentennial Education Center,

University of New Orleans, 2000 Lakeshore Drive,



70148, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a high school qualification and achieved at least a 2.5 core GPA, as calculated by UNO Admissions.

For international students

Students must have a high school qualification and Must have achieved at least a 2.5 core GPA, as calculated by UNO Admissions. English Language Scores: TOEFL 70; IELTS 6.0, Duolingo English Test – Minimum 95.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About The University of New Orleans

Based in Louisiana, USA the institution prides itself on providing a high level of education that is accessible to everyone.

  • Multicultural and diverse university
  • Based in the vibrant city of New Orleans
  • Financial assistance for 77% of students
  • Develops work-ready graduates