Film and Television (BFA)

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Program Description

Since 1965, our program has had a significant impact on the cultural and artistic landscape. Notable graduates include directors Chris Columbus (Rent, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Night at the Museum), Melina Matsoukas (Beyoncé's LemonadeMaster of None), Ryan Fleck (Captain Marvel), Karyn Kusama (Girlfight, Yellowjackets), Jon Watts (Spiderman: Homecoming), Emma Seligman (Shiva Baby, Bottoms), and Nia DaCosta (The Marvels); editor Sally Menke (Pulp Fiction); independent filmmakers Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) and Joel Coen (No Country for Old Men); cinematographers Rachel Morrison (MudboundBlack Panther), Reed Morano (Frozen River, Director: The Handmaid's Tale, Cinematographer: Beyoncé's Lemonade), and Ernest Dickerson (Do the Right Thing); TV writer/producers Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad), Damon Lindelof (Lost) and Emily Whitesell (Homicide: Life on the Street), documentarians Nanette Burstein (American Teen) and Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me), experimental filmmaker George Von Steiner and Pixar Studios animation artists Alex Woo and Andrew Coats.


New York University's Office of Undergraduate Admissions supports the application process for all undergraduate programs at NYU.  For additional information about undergraduate admissions, including application requirements, see How to Apply

Dual Degree Program

The Kanbar Institute of Film & Television offers a dual degree with the NYU Stern School of Business. See Dual Degree Program-FAQ for more information.

Note: First Year students cannot apply directly to this program.