School of Film
PSU offers a comprehensive film program that unites professional training in film production with a deep understanding of film theory and scholarship.

The School of Film office will be closed spring term.
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Working with talented professors, our students develop their creative vision, master technical skills, and develop a deep understanding of film history — and the future of the film industry. That’s why Moviemaker magazine named the PSU School of Film one of the best Northwest film schools for outstanding training in criticism and theory.

Our philosophy

We believe that the film program thrives when we work as a supportive and collaborative community. Our professors are excited about student success, and our students are deeply invested in helping each other improve and grow as storytellers. Students work both in groups and solo to gain the widest range of experiences for their future careers. View student work

Careers in Film

Graduates of our Northwest film school have worked on popular TV shows such as "Portlandia," "Leverage," "Grimm," and "The Librarians"; on independent and large-budget films in Portland, Los Angeles, and New York City; as film programmers for theaters and festivals; and for local and national film production companies. Many of our students have also pursued careers that focus on film analysis, theory, and history. Watch "Behind the Scenes on 'Portlandia'"

Our graduates have gone on to PhD, MA, and MFA programs at institutions such as Columbia University, the University of Southern California, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Chicago, Brown University, Concordia University (Montreal), University of New Orleans, Florida State University, Chapman University, University of British Columbia, and University of New Mexico.

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