Through the Department of Film & Television, your passion becomes an opportunity. A hands-on opportunity to write the script, edit the film, operate the camera, and tell the story. Under the guidance of leading industry professionals, students work on a variety of projects, including short films, web series’, documentaries, digital effects, and TV studio production.The cohort model of the program builds strong relationships and allows students to work as a team that emulates real-world film & television production. Lasting friendships and strong mentorship builds a lifetime of networking and opportunity.
This degree, which explores hands-on techniques, ideas, and theories that are critical to the creative process, is especially unique in the emphasis on television, not just film. This program prepares students to work in both areas of
the industry. Students work with current, industry-standard equipment including 4K and HD cameras and professional, non-linear editing software, such as Adobe Premiere Pro.
From landing jobs at NBCUniversal to winning Academy Awards, our alumni prove that passion and practice lead to success. They are working as independent filmmakers, in corporate communications, in documentary film, with TV stations and networks, and in post-production studios. Students graduate with a professional portfolio, which includes personal film projects and work as a team producing a web series that has won recognition at the L. A. Web Series Festival. Graduates of the program have been nominated for Emmy Awards and receive international acclaim for their work in television, film, and documentary.
Learn about the incredible film, , by award-winning alum, Aaron Kopp, '09.
Working closely with our University and Industry partners, we offer several internship opportunities for focused professional development and networking:
Film & Television students build a portfolio of short films in addition to working on numerous other student projects
Check out the student short film, Strawberry Milk:
During the junior year in the program, the student cohort group writes and produces a web series. You can view the recent web series on the Web Series Youtube Channel here!
All students interested in pursuing the Film & Television degree must first be admitted to CU Denver. Once admitted, there is a supplemental application required for the Film & Television Program applicants.