As the Director, it is my pleasure and honor to welcome you to the School of Film and Photography at Montana State University-Bozeman!
The study of film and photography, joining academic investigation of the histories and aesthetics of these media with immediate and intensive hands-on experience, provides an exceptional foundation for a wide variety of career opportunities including but not limited to professional careers in the film and photography industries.
Our goal is to provide a positive and challenging learning environment for students who desire to become artists and professionals in film, photography, television, and video. Our new curriculum starting in fall, 2011, provides students with greater opportunities to explore their individual interests in film and photography and to develop their own voices as future leaders in these fields. The school works to promote friendly and supportive relationships between students, faculty and staff, while maintaining high professional and academic standards.
The School of Film and Photography offers several distinct advantages for students. The Film program is one of the few in the nation offering a full curriculum in film that is supported by courses in stage acting, design and directing. The Photography program offers a unique combination of traditional analog and contemporary digital techniques and a wide range of approaches from commercial to artistic. The School of Film and Photography also offers a unique MFA program in Science and Natural History Filmmaking. This pioneering program invites graduates with science backgrounds who are interested in exploring the potential of film to further scientific investigation and public outreach.
The School of Film and Photography is located in The Visual Communications Building, offering state-of-the-art laboratories, studios and equipment. Our building also houses the Black Box Theater, built in 2007, which has complete scene and paint shops as well as a costume department. We are also home to the renowned Shakespeare in the Parks, a professional theatre company, which performs live stage productions throughout Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho each summer, and to KUSM Montana Public Television, which offers students opportunities to work in a professional television studio.
For more information about the specific programs and facilities offered by the School of Film and Photography at Montana State University, please click on the links above and the online MSU catalog, here, and please feel free to contact the School directly.
Again, welcome to MSU and the School of Film & Photography.
Director, School of Film and Photography