About the School of Film

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Our goal is to embrace new technologies and expand our ideas about what film can mean to people.

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. PSU is one of the best Northwest film schools, where you'll be challenged and inspired by a comprehensive film program that unites film theory and film production.

Portland is a great place to start your film career. With a thriving film scene and the most independent movie theaters per person in the country, it's no wonder MovieMaker magazine calls Portland one of the top 10 cities for filmmakers.

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.

Given faculty and classroom schedules, the School of Film does not have the ability to provide tours of the department facilities.  The annual PSU Preview Day provides prospective students with an opportunity to view the university and the School of Film facilities.

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