Southern Methodist University
School of the Arts, Division of Cinema-Television

SMU Cinema-TV Department
P.O. Box 750113
202 Umphrey Lee Building
Dallas, TX 75275-0113

Degree(s) Offered: BA, MA in Cinema-TV; MFA in TV-Radio
Program Length: 4 years; 2 years
The Division of Cinema-Television combines technical instruction and creative practice – all within the broader context of the intellectual, aesthetic, and social functions of TV and film. Students take basic courses in audio and video production, 16mm film production, screenwriting, editing, lighting, and other technical skills which lead to more focused classes in those areas. At the same time, a series of courses in film/television history, theory and aesthetics provide an intellectual foundation that enhances creative work and contributes to a liberal arts education.