Cinema Production

Lyndon CampusMinorConcentration

Aim higher with a B.A. in cinema production from Northern Vermont University.  

The cinema production program at NVU-Lyndon gives you the skills you need to pursue a career in film and video production. The interdisciplinary program draws on courses in theater, art history, and studio art, plus a strong foundation in the liberal arts to develop each student’s critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. You’ll also work with local organizations such as Catamount Arts and the Green Mountain Film Festival to gain hands-on experience in the field.

The cinema production program will:

  • Equip students with the technical skills necessary to succeed as filmmakers, both as industry professionals and as independent creative artists
  • Promote a critical and analytical understanding of cinema as a creative art form
  • Facilitate an awareness of cinema’s relationship with other artistic and professional fields
  • Provide the historical and theoretical framework in which to situate students’ original works

Students graduating with a cinema production B.A. will have:

  • A proficiency in the skills and techniques of digital filmmaking
  • An advanced understanding of the process of filmmaking through pre-production, production, and post-production phases
  • A sophisticated appreciation of the history of cinema as a context for original artworks

Cinema production graduates will be prepared to:

  • Obtain full-time and contract-based employment supporting independent filmmaking, advertising, corporate communications, and local television programming
  • Embark on self-employed, independent film projects of their own choosing
  • Enter a wide variety of cinema graduate programs

Meet our students

Jason Shafer

Brandon Hunter ’19

Brandon has gained the skills he will need in the industry while at NVU, from pre-production planning to post-production tasks: “working with the camera and really being on a set, putting the film itself together, editing, and making different special effects,” he says. “We get to shoot our own things without many restrictions and work with actors.”