Film & Media Arts (BA)

The B.A. in Film & Media Arts program offers students the opportunity to examine closely the art form that defines our time through a series of courses covering the history, aesthetics, and criticism of the motion picture. Significant experience in film and video production is also a required element of the program, so UAC students graduate with a solid foundation in both the theory and practice of film as an art form. Cinema from around the world—narrative, documentary, experimental, and animation—form the core of the course of study, lending the program an international lens through which to consider film not only as an expression of one’s own culture, but a means to understanding and experiencing others’.


The University of Utah Film & Media Arts program is recognized as one of the leading programs of its kind in the United States and around the world:

  • #1 Undergraduate Program EAE Emphasis (Princeton Review)
  • #21 Best Overall Film Colleges Nationwide (USA Today)
  • #23 Best Film College Nationwide (Film Colleges)


The program also gives students unprecedented access to some of the most prestigious events in the film world including a longstanding relationship with the Robert Redford Sundance Film Festival, the #4 most prestigious film festival worldwide. Future opportunities for collaboration with the Busan International Film Festival will create significant opportunities for students to work directly with the Korean film community.
Upon graduation, students will be prepared for careers in film production, animation, computer gaming, and social media. Graduates of the program have gone on to work in independent film, the entertainment industry, education, and creative business enterprises worldwide.