Montana State University

School of Film & Photography
Montana State University
P.O. Box 173350
Bozeman, MT 59717-3350

Tel: (406) 994-2484
Fax: (406) 994-6214
E-mail: sfp@montana.edu

Location: Visual Communications Building at the corner of 11th & Grant


Film Option

The Film (formerly, MPVT) program in the School of Film & Photography is a comprehensive program encompassing film studies, technical skills, and production processes and provides a solid foundation for our students to achieve successful careers in the highly competitive film industry. Our students are exposed to a variety of courses ranging from theatre and production processes, acting, writing, editing, directing, cinematography, lighting, sound and production design. The final year of the program is capped off with an individual senior project that is approved and developed in consultation with a team of faculty advisors.

As this major is in high demand, the department implements a gate system (see Film Option Gate Requirements in the curriculum) in which only students who meet specific grade point averages in required courses are accepted into the program.

Please view the links below for more information about our film program:


Updated: 10/18/2013