Film

About Us

We prepare students for creative roles in the filmic arts. Our 81-credit major provides intensive experience in production and screenwriting as well as film history, theory and criticism. We also offer minors in general film, film studies and screenwriting. No matter which degree option you choose, you’ll get hands-on learning and a creative experience.

Why Study Film at Eastern?

We are committed to excellence and student success.


Hands-On Experience

Get hands-on experience writing, directing and producing your own work.

Industry Standard Equipment

You'll have access to a variety of industry standard film equipment for use in your projects.

Excellent Location

We're located near Spokane, a center of motion picture production, which means we have diverse internship opportunities.


What You'll Learn:

  • Production and writing, as well as media theory and criticism
  • How to write a classically structured, feature-length screenplay
  • How to complete a major film/video production or theory/criticism project
The Film Program prepares students for creative roles in the motion picture and television industry.

Scholarships

Qualifications

  1. Declaration as a major in electronic media journalism with greater consideration given to photo-journalist.
  2. Must have at least a 3.0 GPA in FILM major and a 2.75 average in all university courses.

Qualifications

  1. Declaration as a major in FILM.
  2. Must have at least a 3.0 GPA in FILM major and a 2.75 average in all university courses.
  3. Must have a Junior or Senior standing.
  4. Must be a graduate from a high school in the Pacific Northwest.

Qualifications

  1. Declaration as a major in FILM.
  2. Must have at least a 3.0 GPA in FILM major and a 2.75 average in all university courses.
  3. Must demonstrate service to the FILM Department.

Qualifications

  1. Declaration as a major in FILM.
  2. Must be maintaining at least a passing grade in all require FILM courses.
  3. Must have completed all project requirements at the time of submitting an application for consideration.

Film students may apply for full or partial funding for film festival submissions, screenplay competition fees, graduate school application fees, and other similar fees, to be awarded at the discretion of the Department of Theatre & Film.

Students should furnish all relevant materials to the faculty advisor, who will review them according to merit and appropriateness of the proposal. If the faculty advisor believes the application has sufficient merit, the materials and the faculty advisor’s recommendation will be forwarded to the chair of Theatre & Film for a final decision.

For more information about the Department of Theatre & Film scholarships and how to apply, contact our office at 509.359.6390.

Careers in Film

Earning a degree or minor in film from Eastern Washington University leads to many career opportunities:


Broadcast Presenter

Film Director

Production Coordinator

Video Producer

Sound Technician

Facilities

Checkout

  • 4k and 2.5k production cameras
  • Camera support tools including tripods, shoulder mounts, lenses, Steadicam, and filters
  • Professional audio tools including mixers, wireless lavalieres, shotgun microphones, and boom poles
  • Grip and electric equipment, including a wide variety of professional lights and industry tools for sculpting light

Editing

  • 14 non-linear editing stations with the Adobe Creative Cloud, Final Cut, and other useful software
  • Two editing suites for advanced post-production including sound design, color correction, and Blu-ray/DVD mastering

Studio

  • A fully-equipped studio with an overhead lighting grid
  • 16′ x 16′ infinite cyclorama wall
  • 12′ x 18′ green screen available to students enrolled in a production course

Screening Room

  • A state-of-the-art screening room, seating 50
  • A second state-of-the-art screening room, seating 30