BFA Film & Video at School of Visual Arts - Department Overview 02:01

As an SVA undergrad, you can specialize in Directing, Screenwriting, Cinematography, Editing or Sound. You can create a body of work that rivals most graduate schools. Our immersive program has many special features designed to educate you better and faster – like courses which are taught in collaboration by writers and directors, and an integrated curriculum which means you develop work in writing classes, fine-tune it with professional actors in directing, prepare and shoot it in production, and edit in post-production. Reeves Lehmann, Department Chair- Narrator Chris Jessick, Alumni- Director, Editor, Cinematographer Justin Noto, Alumni- Creative Producer Brett Kodama, Student- Editor, Cinematographer Ben Duffy, Student- Cinematographer Original Score by Justin Talbott *All artwork produced by SVA students *Dusty Film and Animation Festival footage courtesy of the Dusty Festival production office
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