FAQ

Can I pursue more than one concentration as a film major?

No, it is not possible to have more than one concentration as a film major. However, there is no limit to the number of courses that you may take in film or the areas of study in which you take them.

Does the Film Department require a reel, a portfolio or any other sample of creative work?

There is no reel or portfolio requirement for prospective film students. If a student is accepted to Brooklyn College, he or she is automatically eligible to enroll in film classes.

Does the Film Department use film or video?

The Film Department uses a variety of formats, including 16mm/Super 16, HD and mini-DV.

As a film major with a concentration in film production, can I specialize in one aspect of production, such as directing or cinematography?

The concentration in film production is a generalist program that requires students to take courses in screenwriting, directing, cinematography, sound and editing. However, advanced courses are available to allow you to hone your skills in a particular area of production.

Can I complete the certificate in either film production or screenwriting in fewer than two years?

No, it is not possible to complete the certificate program in fewer than two years because of the order of prerequisites for each required class.

If I completed film classes at another school, can I transfer the credits for those classes and use them toward my film major at Brooklyn College?

Film classes completed at a college other than Brooklyn College may be applied toward your film major. However, all film credits are subject to evaluation by the department chairperson. Incoming transfer students must schedule an appointment with the chairperson to review their transcripts.

Do I need to own my own equipment to be a film production major?

The Film Department has a wide variety of camera, lighting, grip and sound equipment available to film students for use in completing exercises, short projects and short films.