Introduced in 2018, the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Integrated Lens-Based Media in the School of Film & Photography combines the best of our film and photography programs and provides students with an intensive, interdisciplinary course of study in cinematic and photographic media. As a professional degree, the BFA in Integrated Lens-Based Media prepares students to pursue graduate study and for careers as professional artists.

Students apply for admission to the BFA in the spring of their sophomore year, after having completed a prescribed sequence of foundational courses in the production, analysis, and history of film and photography. Admission into the program is competitive, and is limited to students who have already been admitted into either the Film or Photo option at the conclusion of their freshman year. Students admitted into the program are assigned two advisors – one photographer and one filmmaker – with whom they design a customized curriculum for the final two years of the degree that that culminates in the creation of comprehensive, interdisciplinary capstone project.
Note:  Those accepted into the program after the freshman year will be required to purchase a Macintosh laptop computer that meets the specifications of the department by the fall semester of their sophomore year. Students will be notified of these specifications upon a successful portfolio review outcome in May.

The Curriculum

Follow this link for the curriculum details for the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Integrated Lens-Based Media