Find Your Focus

Film at Mason offers a collaborative Bachelor of Arts degree with concentrations in Directing, Producing, Screenwriting, Editing, Cinematography, and Sound.

Professor Amanda Kraus demonstrates how to work with sound cables in class
Professor Amanda Kraus demonstrates how to work with sound cables in class. Photo by Sonja Phillips-Thomas.


The Film at Mason program is comparable to top-ranked film programs nationwide in our approach through concentrations. All students take a series of Core classes, studying the foundational elements of the craft and discipline of cinematic arts. By the beginning of Junior year, students identify and declare a concentration.

Our specializations prepare students for roles on industry sets, key positions in independent productions, and jobs as visual storytellers in the public and private sector. Collaboration matters in our industry. While focusing on an area of our craft in detail, students simultaneously learn how to support the work of others while receiving support themselves.

Students in all concentrations build a strong foundation in business and entrepreneurship, ethics and film analysis. Courses are taught by working, award-winning filmmakers dedicated to their craft and to preparing you for the work ahead.

What Will I Create?

  • Short films
  • Documentaries with community partners
  • Feature-length screenplays
  • TV scripts
  • Music videos and web series pilots
  • Interactive media
  • Commercials and PSAs
  • Senior thesis films
  • Professional reels