Film and Theatre: Film (B.A.)

Film and Theatre: Film (B.A.)

  • The Department of Film and Theatre is proud to be an accredited member of National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).
  • Our goal is to train the complete, independent filmmaker, to give our students the best chance of success in the highly technical and competitive profession of film making.

Students have the opportunity to explore many aspects of visual storytelling, from high-tech digital post-production to documentary and dramatic film production and live performance. We also share our building with the Department of Music and Jazz Studies, creating an intimate synergistic atmosphere within a broad spectrum of the performing arts.

We offer students the opportunity to be a part of the action. Our Nims Center Studios is a 30,000-square-foot facility often used for professional big-budget films (12 Years a Slave, Dallas Buyers Club and NCIS New Orleans to name a few). There are opportunities to be a part of these productions while attending UNO.

We have one of the most technologically advanced film programs in the country, with 4K digital cameras, a full complement of lighting gear, a grip truck, and 4K digital post-production editing, audio suites, color correction suites and a sound stage which is fully equipped and dedicated to student and department shoots. We also have a 4K theater for screening student films. Students learn and use the following software:

  • Avid Medial Composer and Pro Tools
  • DaVinci Resolve
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Movie Magic Budgeting and Scheduling

We have a wide range of cameras including 4K Panasonic, Canon and RED cameras as well as Arri and Cinema Product 16mm cameras. Traditional and Fluorescent lights and Tascam, Sennheiser and Audio Technica sound equipment.

Alumni have continued on in television and film careers. UNO graduates can be found editing music videos, film, and television; working on major productions in the Hollywood studio system; and working locally on feature films, commercials, and
television programs.

More Information

Department of Film and Theatre

Degree Requirements

Minor in Film and Theatre

BA Theatre Arts

MFA Film Production

MFA Theatre Performance (Acting or Directing)

MFA Design


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University of New Orleans
105 Earl K. Long Library
2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70148

Phone: 504-280-6595