University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Established in 1993, the UNCSA School of Filmmaking provides a unique film arts curriculum combining rigorous professional training with unparalleled facilities, equipment and resources. The four-year undergraduate (Bachelor of Fine Arts) program emphasizes a strong foundation in all the film crafts utilizing both traditional and new digital media: animation, visual effects, production design, picture editing, sound design, and film music composition as well as writing, producing, and directing. The two-year graduate program (Master of Fine Arts) in film music composition will be joined by programs in creative producing and screenwriting in the fall of 2016. They will offer in-depth training in new ways to develop, finance, produce and distribute dynamic creative content across a variety of media in this ever-changing technological age. The film faculty are all working professionals who with extensive industry experience and expertise. The film school is located in “The Studio Village,” which was designed to resemble and function as a traditional studio backlot, featuring production, post-production, and exhibition facilities and equipment. The film school houses one of the largest archives in the country.