One of the most remarkable facets of filmmaking is how it is achieved—through the time, dedication and talents of many, many specialists. Directors, Cinematographers, Editors, Sound Designers, Screenwriters….The list goes on and on. And because all of these disciplines require an in-depth knowledge of the craft, many colleges and universities have created specific film majors for them.
Says current film student Eden Braunstein, “By getting a film degree you not only have some sort of a tangible proof for future employers that you are educated, have grit, or able to meet a goal (committing to 4+ years in school and getting good enough grades to graduate), but you also open doors to connections with your classmates and opportunities to lead projects of your own that you will then be able to use as a portfolio.”
For individuals who want a broader scope of the entertainment landscape, a general film major program can often be found at many film schools. But for those looking to gain a specific skill set, let’s take a look at some film disciplines.