Combine innovation with imagination to create cinematic-style films using state-of-the-art equipment.
See for yourself.
Filmmakers belong at Villa. If you’ve set your sights on telling stories on screen, you’ve come to the right place—Villa offers Western New York’s only BFA in Digital Filmmaking. Discover the ins and outs of this growing industry in hands-on courses in photography, production, and sound and lighting. Through coursework and internships, you’ll put together an impressive portfolio to share with potential employers by the time you graduate.
Digital Filmmaking Instructor
The Career Potential
Advances in digital technology, computer-generated images and tax incentives are facilitating the growth of the filmmaking industry. Once concentrated in Hollywood, the industry is spreading to other metropolitan areas, creating a demand for jobs in new areas and more opportunities for success in this field. In fact, the Bureau of Labor and Statistics projects a positive job growth in the TV and film industries through 2022.
In order to land one of these in-demand jobs, your work needs to be professional and polished. Gain the educational and professional experience you need to prepare for a career in the film industry.
Creating professional and memorable work requires access to professional and reliable tools. Villa supplies its students with the software and equipment needed to produce unforgettable results.
- Record: Video cameras, SLR cameras, tri-pods and on-camera monitors
- Edit: Adobe Production Premium, Microsoft Office Suite, Avid M Box, Final Cut Pro and more
- Sound: Shure SM58 microphones, shotgun mics with phantom power, boom mic stands, shock mount mic holders, camera-mount mics and headphones
- Watch: 21.5 inch screen Macs with 500 gig hard drives
Film Industry Jobs
- Post production manager
- Visual effects artist
- Documentary producer
- Production assistant
- Camera operator
- Digital imaging technician
- Video editor
- Sound editor
Join the family.
There’s a lot of pressure to know what’s next. We’re here to say, it’s OK if you’re still figuring it out. In fact, it’s great. Villa is a place where that kind of continual discovery is prized. Because going to college isn’t about having it all figured out. It’s about inventing who you’re going to become. You’ll see.