1. What kind of career will a film major prepare me for?
Our students have gone on to careers in film and television and in education (see Alumni page). The analytical and communication skills our program develops enables our graduates to work successfully in creative, educational, and business environments.
2. Will I be able to do an internship for credit?
Yes. Contact organizations directly to set up unpaid internships. The Director of Film Studies can start you off with a list of organizations our students have worked with in the past, but you are not limited to these groups. Internships are generally treated as 3 hour independent study courses and require 150 hours (10 hours per week during a regular semester). They should enable the student to learn or develop a specific skill in film programming, exhibition, production, research, or promotion. Contact the Director of Film Studies for more information.
5. Will I have a faculty advisor?
After declaring a film major, students are assigned to a film faculty member for advising. Students will receive a letter within several weeks of declaring the major with that assignment. It is important to keep in regular contact with your faculty advisor.
8. What are the General Education requirements for film majors?
University and CHASS requirements are detailed in the curricular requirements for entering undergraduates, found at: https://www.regrec.ncsu.edu/scripts/RegRec/ada_dgtt.pl.
Follow the link for Humanities and Social Sciences, then for the Arts Studies (Film Studies) B.A.