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 the UMass Amherst University Without Walls Degree Completion Program, 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, the UWW Degree Completion Program 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 UMass Amherst University Without Walls Degree Completion Program is designed to help adults just like you complete their first bachelor's degrees online at a world-class public university.

At the UWW Degree Completion Program, 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 nearly fifty years, the UWW Degree Completion Program 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 the UWW Degree Completion Program to finish their bachelor's degrees with a focus in film and media studies.

Learn more about this program:

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

Tuition/Fees: 

As part of a public university, the UMass Amherst University Without Walls Degree Completion Program 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.

Courses are $390 per credit. Credits awarded for life and work experience are a fraction of the cost of course credits.

Type of Fee Amount

Fee per credit

$390

Program Fee

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

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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 Amherst University Without Walls Degree Completion Program seeks to admit adults who are determined to finish their bachelor's degrees 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 minimum GPA and credit requirements. We can help you finish what you started. Welcome back. 

Admissions Deadlines

  • Fall: May 1 (early deadline); June 1 (regular deadline)
  • Spring: October 1 (early deadline); November 1 (regular deadline)
  • Summer: March 1 (early deadline); March 15 (regular deadline)

Applying is simple.

We’re glad you found us and we 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 UWW Degree Completion Program 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 the UWW Degree Completion Program, 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 residence 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 Degree Completion Program
Phone: 
(413) 545-1378
Campus: 
Amherst
Level: 
Undergraduate
Type: 
Bachelor's Degree
Credits: 
120
Tuition Per Credit: 
$390
Format: 
Online
Subject: 
Fine Arts, Design and Communications
Liberal Arts and Humanities