The Program.       **UPDATE- APPLICATION DEADLINE for Fall 2022- April 24th, 2022.**

Update 3/7/2022 


These are the links again for the BFA in Film "How-To-Apply" Information Sessions:  

Monday, March 14th, 12:30 -1:30 pm

Wednesday, March 16th, 5:30 - 6:30 pm

City College’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film/Video is one of the oldest film schools in the U.S. and the only public institution in New York City to offer a BFA in film/video. The competitive program picks twenty-five students a year to follow a rich, intensive two-year curriculum with emphasis on single camera fiction and documentary production.

Please note that this is a second- tier program with a separate admissions process that happens once a year in May. To apply students must have a video portfolio, a personal statement and three college level prerequisites. Most students enter their junior year.  We do not take students straight from high school.

Our Mission

The mission of the BFA Film & Video Program is to teach the art and craft of filmmaking, explore the history and theory of film and video, and to provide intensive hands-on experience utilizing the latest technology in fiction and documentary media production. Embedded in a liberal arts academic environment, the program nurtures students to discover their unique voice and provides them with the knowledge and diverse skills to enter an ever-changing media world.



Prof. Deirdre Fishel
Program Director

Shepard Hall, room 473
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031

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Media & Communication Arts (MCA)

Shepard Hall, room 472
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031