Film & Video Production

The Department of Communication at The University of Memphis offers both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts Degree in Communication with a concentration in Film and Video Production. These concentrations combine technical instruction with courses in motion picture studies to provide students with the skills necessary to function in the multifaceted world of audiovisual production. Our approach to media practice is broad enough to address the needs of the independent artist as well as those who wish to enter the industry, and the film program is small enough to ensure that each student receives personal attention from the faculty.


The Department provides production equipment and facilities for beginning to advanced students. These include digital video and 16mm motion picture cameras, professional lighting and sound packages, non-linear video editing stations (Premiere Pro), film editing rooms, and a television studio..


The award-winning faculty are academically and professionally trained filmmakers and scholars whose work has played in movie theaters nationwide, and on broadcast platforms like WKNO, Netflix, Showtime, iTunes, Amazon Prime, Xbox, Google Play, DirecTV and Sling TV. Their films have played at film festivals like Sundance, Berlin, Raindance, Ethnogafilm Paris, All Living Things Environmental Film Festival in India, SeriesFest, Phoenix and Indie Memphis, among othe.