Film and Video Studies

Film and Video Studies (FVS) is an interdisciplinary major grounded in film, communication theory, and history. In FVS, students will learn how to think about, analyze, integrate, and apply the foundational theories of the film & video discipline through production and theory courses. Motivated students develop an interdisciplinary and individualized program for further study of film, video, and new media or they enter the workforce in a creative capacity. To maximize job prospects after graduation, students are encouraged to pursue a second major or minors in a related field connected to interests and abilities, and will seek internships to enhance their abilities.

Film and Video Studies Website

Plan of Study

Interdisciplinary Film/Video, BA

Related Career Interests

Careers in Film and Video Studies

  • Video production
  • Film critic
  • Television production
  • Production assistant
  • Entertainment careers
  • Many other positions in business/management, not necessarily related to film but able to capitalize on students’ broad-based liberal arts skill set developed in this major

Transfer to Film and Video Studies

Purdue admits to individual majors. In addition to meeting overall Purdue transfer criteria, such as minimum high school course requirements, applicants must also meet major-specific requirements. The major-specific criteria for this program are listed below. Students who meet or exceed these are the most competitive candidates for admission. Before applying, review the closed programs page to confirm your desired major is open to transfer students for your desired entry term.

Minimum GPA: 2.2

Contact Information
Undergraduate Student Recruitment Office
(765) 494-6291

Purdue University Office of Admissions, 475 Stadium Mall Dr., West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-1776, Hearing impaired only: 1-800-743-3333

© 2015 Purdue University | An equal access/equal opportunity university | Copyright Complaints | Maintained by the Office of Admissions

Trouble with this page? Disability-related accessibility issue? Privacy Policy. Please contact the Office of Admissions at 765-494-1776 and/or