Internships and careers
The Theatre and Film Department offers several student employment opportunities to qualified undergraduates. These positions are hired on a competitive basis, with students submitting applications and letters of recommendation, and completing an audition or interview. WBGU, our nationally recognized PBS affiliate, offers a range of internship opportunities.
Film Production majors are active participants in all aspects of film culture on campus. The BGSU Film Appreciation Club, University Film Organization (UFO) and BG Reel are student organizations that coordinate film competitions, screenings and workshops on campus. Students organize four 48-Hour Film Competitions throughout the year and help faculty coordinate the International Film Series. Film Production majors also participate in research panels presented at the Annual BGSU Film and Media Festival.
Graduates of the film production program work for leading companies in the film industry, including Netflix, Hulu, ABC/Disney, Panavision, and Dick Clark Productions. They have worked on acclaimed independent films such as Save the Date, starring Lizzy Caplan and Alison Brie, and Short Term 12, featuring Brie Larson, Rami Malek, and LaKeith Stanfield. BGSU film production graduates have also worked on many long form narrative productions (television and streaming series), including Grey’s Anatomy, Luke Cage, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Project Runway, Quantico, and When They See Us.
The Film Production major has several components: foundational classes that connect film history, theory, and practice; sequenced production courses; portfolio development workshops; and production experience in professional settings. Together, these elements develop students’ understanding of cinema, offer a behind-the-scenes view of independent and mainstream media, and lead to digital portfolios suitable for graduate schools and prospective employers. Film Production students select a minor that supports their career goals and creative interests.
Film Production majors may apply to participate in the exchange program between the Department of Theatre and Film at BGSU and the Department of Theatre, Film, and Television at the University of Wales, one of the most respected film and media programs in the United Kingdom. Students accepted into the program spend a semester at the University of Wales in Aberystwyth.
- Editing, Image and Sound
- Lighting for Film and Digital
- Short Narrative Production
Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
Updated: 11/28/2023 02:31PM