Film & Television at CU Denver is 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.
This degree explores hands-on techniques, ideas, and theories that are critical to the creative process. Film & Television at CU Denver is especially unique in the emphasis on television, not just film. Students are prepared to work in both areas of the industry.
Where Do Film & Television Graduates Find Careers?
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.
Film & Television Experiential Learning Opportunities
Working closely with our University and Industry partners, we offer several internship opportunities for focused professional development and networking:
Hollywood Internship Program (Learn more about internships at LynxConnect)
Bollywood Connections Study Abroad Summer Program (Learn more about Study Abroad)
Industry Pathways Apprenticeship Class (Learn more about internships at LynxConnect)
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!
All students interested in pursuing the Film & Television degree must first be admitted to CU Denver. Once admitted, there is a supplemental applicationrequired
for the Film & Television Program applicants.
For more information about Film & Television, contact the College of Arts & Media at CAMinfo@ucdenver.edu or call 303-315-7487.
Landing her first post-graduation job at STARZ, Breanne Wilson looks forward to not only working for an international network, but also continuing her own work as a writer, producer, and actor. While a student at the College of Arts & Media, Wilson produced professional commercials for Southwest Airlines and the Denver Leadership Foundation in the advanced “CAM Productions” class, building a strong professional portfolio. She has partnered with classmates and faculty on a variety of film projects and her creativity, leadership, and talent earned her the 2019 Outstanding Graduate Award.
“My projects and experiences have built a resume that really stands out and the connections I’ve made at CU Denver have opened the doors to my first internship and first industry job.”––Breanne Wilson