Program Experience

Our students develop their creative vision, master technical skills, and develop a deep understanding of film history and the future of the film industry. Moviemaker magazine named the PSU School of Film one of the best Northwest schools for outstanding training in criticism and theory.

At PSU, you’ll refine your creative vision while working closely with expert professors who are active in the film industry and in academia. As you pursue your film degree, you’re encouraged to become a part of the film community on campus and in Portland through events, clubs, networking opportunities and off-campus internships. And when you graduate with your film degree, you’ll be ready to jump into professional work in film production or to deepen your studies in graduate school.


As a Film major at Portland State University, you'll meet the friends and make the connections you need to succeed as a filmmaker or film scholar. 

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We believe that the film program thrives when we work as a supportive and collaborative community in class, at internships, and on set. Students work both in groups and solo to gain the widest range of experiences for their future careers.


Film student Hannah Cumming's journey to award-winning filmmaker began at PSU Film

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