BA, Film and Media Studies Concentrations

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Advance your career in today's ever-changing film and media landscape

Film and media pervade every aspect of our lives- our families and schools; our communities and politics; our workplaces and careers. More than ever, we need film and media professionals who are prepared to think critically and lead with integrity. 

At UMass UWW you can finish your bachelor's degree online with a focus in film and media studies and position yourself for advancement within this rapidly evolving field.

Whether you work in film and media, or have a passion for the subject, UMass UWW will provide you with the theoretical foundation and applied skills you need to enhance your career within a host of dynamic professions, including film and video production, distribution, exhibition, and editing, digital and new media, TV and radio, public relations, film and media criticism, arts journalism, arts management, and more. 

And best of all, our flexible degree completion program gives you the opportunity to bring in or earn up to 105 credits for your prior coursework, prior learning, and work and life experience. This accelerates your degree and saves you money. 

Award-winner instructors. Film and media studies courses you need. 

You will study with award winning instructors and professional filmmakers at the top of their fields through a wide range of academic departments, including Film Studies, Communication, Journalism, and Arts Management. 

Course topics include: filmmaking, digital narrative production, screenwriting, TV pilot script, visual storytelling, media programming and institutions, media literacy, film theory, film criticism, media representation of sex and race, media and education, public relations, news writing and reporting, social media, film and TV law, and more.  

Looking for a certificate?

Already have a bachelor's? Looking for a certificate? UMass Amherst also offers an Online Certificate in Film Studies. Same outstanding courses, faster completion. 

A great film and media education. credit and support you deserve. 

The University Without Walls (UWW) is an academic major at the University of Massachusetts Amherst designed to help adults just like you complete your first bachelor's degree online at a world-class public university.

At UMass UWW, you can design your own program of study in film and media, bring in or earn up to 105 credits for your prior coursework, prior learning, and work & life experience, and finish your bachelor's degree online without ever having to come to campus. Or take advantage of blended and on-campus courses. 

Time tested, custom-built for adults like you. 

For over 45 years, UMass UWW has been serving adult students like you. We understand the daily challenges you face balancing work, family and community responsibilities, and are committed to providing flexible options and outstanding one-on-one support from your first class through graduation.

Contact us to learn why so many adults choose UMass UWW to finish their bachelor's degrees with a focus in film and media studies.

Learn more about this program:

To receive more information and connect with the program manager, please click on inquire now to the right.

Sample a Course

Visit the UMass UWW website to learn more about our BA, Film and Media Studies Concentrations.

Tuition/Fees: 

As part of a public state university, UMass Amherst University Without Walls (UWW) is committed to providing you with a great education and helping you save time and money. By offering a generous transfer credit policy and many creative and cost effective ways to earn credit, we are committed to helping you finish your bachelor's degree online as quickly as possible without unnecessary expense to you and your family.

The UWW core courses are $390 per credit. Per credit costs vary by department with costs ranging from $390 per credit to $482 per credit. As a UMass UWW student you will develop your program of study- called a concentration- by taking courses offered by various departments throughout the university.

Credits awarded for life and work experience are a fraction of the cost of course credits.

Type of Fee Amount

Fee per credit

$390 for UWW core courses

Program Fee

$150 per fall and spring semesters
Registration Fee $47 per semester (winter, spring, summer, fall)
Course Total Varies per course. 

 Click here to browse our course listings.

Accreditation: 

The University of Massachusetts is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

Admissions: 

It's easy to get started...

The UMass University Without Walls (UWW) seeks to admit adults who are determined to finish their bachelor's degree online and ready to work hard to complete a rigorous program of study.

Admissions Requirements

To be considered for admission, you must meet the following minimum requirements:

•    A minimum of 12 college credits
•    A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
•    You have not already earned a bachelor's degree from a U.S. college or university.

Former UMass Amherst students

You are exempt from the 2.0 GPA requirement. We can help you finish what you started. Welcome back. 

Admissions Deadlines

  • April 15 to start in September. 
  • October 1 to start in January.

Applying is simple.

We’re glad you found us and look forward to receiving your application.

Financial Aid: 

Financial Aid Services at UMass Amherst is committed to helping you meet the cost of your college education. Most UMass UWW students receive financial aid. You may be eligible for grants, scholarships, loans, work-study, military benefits or employer reimbursement.

Credit for Life Experience: 

Credit for Experience - Because what you've done in life matters.

You've seen a lot. You know a lot. You've done a lot. You may not have a college degree (yet), but we bet you could teach a course on life. At UMass UWW, we respect the prior coursework, prior learning and work & life experience you bring into our program. We believe the experiences you have had, and the knowledge, skills and wisdom you have gained over the years matter and are worthy of up to 105 academic credits (up to 75 transfer and up to 30 residency credits). And earning credit this way saves you time and money. 

  • Prior coursework
  • Portfolio
  • Professional Trainings and Certifications
  • Military Trainings
  • Credit Exams and Evaluations

Get Credit Where Credit is Due. 

Learn more about how you can save time and money by earning credit for your prior coursework, prior learning, and work & life experience.

Request Information

Contact: 
University Without Walls
Phone: 
(413) 545-1378
Campus: 
Amherst
Level: 
Undergraduate
Type: 
Bachelor's Degree
Credits: 
120
Tuition Per Credit: 
$390 for UWW core courses
Format: 
Online
Subject: 
Fine Arts, Design and Communications
Liberal Arts and Humanities