Communicate your Story to the World


We all have stories to tell. At Stevenson, learn how to inspire, teach, and communicate these stories via film and moving images. By the end of your second year in the program, you can select from the Cinematography/Editing track or the Producing/Writing track and begin taking courses in your specialized field, culminating in a senior project that integrates your aesthetic vision with your technical training. With internship experience enhancing your classroom learning, you’ll be ready to work with professionals in the field as soon as you graduate.

Want to go the extra mile? Our Bachelor’s to Master’s Option allows you to graduate with a master’s in as little as five years.

Graduates of the Film and Moving Images program will:

  • Create films and other moving image projects, using current crafts and emerging technologies and grounded in a strong sense of personal style.
  • Write film and moving image proposals and screenplays.
  • Think and write critically about film and moving image history, aesthetics, global perspectives and production techniques.
  • Navigate the business of film and moving image production and distribution.

Connection to Career

View a showcase of student work from Stevenson’s Film & Moving Image program.

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Stevenson Film and Moving Image

Career Connections

Internship Placements

  • Baltimore Orioles
  • E Video Productions
  • Maryland Public Television
  • Radio One
  • Twentieth Century Fox TV

Top Employers

  • Amazon Studios
  • ColorLab
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Sirens Media
  • Stanley Black & Decker

Graduate Opportunities

  • Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
  • University of Southern California (USC)
  • Wake Forest University

Career Pathways

  • Cinematography
  • Director
  • Editor
  • Motion Graphics Artists
  • Producer

A Passion for “Action!”

Will Johnston

Film & Moving Image (Producing & Screenwriting Track)

“Seeing Stevenson’s growing film program with the new School of Design building made it more appealing—to be a part of a refurbished film program and be a part of its next chapter.”

Study Film and Moving Image at Stevenson

Courses and Tracks

The courses in the preview below are required for completion of the bachelor’s degree in Film and Moving Image. Students must also complete the requirements for the Stevenson Educational Experience (SEE).

Course Preview

FMI 101Cinema I: Storytelling3 credits
FMI 204Broadcast Production3 credits
FMI 211Basic Screenwriting3 credits
FMI 301Documentary/Promo Production3 credits
FMI 334Film Aesthetics3 credits
FMI 341Sound Design3 credits
GDES 125Fundamentals of Digital Media3 credits

Film and Moving Image Tracks

  • Cinematography/Editing Track
  • Producing/Writing Track

Academic Catalog

Explore our academic catalog for a full listing of courses, course descriptions, and suggested course sequence for Stevenson’s Film and Moving Image program.

FYS 100First Year Seminar1 credit
FMI 101Cinema I: Storytelling3 credits
FMI 102Cinema II: Continuity3 credits
FMI 201Cinematography I: Black & White3 credits
FMI 202Cinematography II: Color3 credits
FMI 204Broadcast Production3 credits
FMI 211Basic Screenwriting3 credits
FMI 221Art and Craft of Editing I3 credits
FMI 222Art and Craft of Editing II3 credits
FMI 231Film and Moving Image History3 credits
FMI 290Internship Preparation1 credit
FMI 301Documentary/Promo Production3 credits
FMI 302Narrative Production3 credits
FMI 304Directing the Actor3 credits
FMI 331Special Topics in Moving-Image Media3 credits
FMI 334Film Aesthetics3 credits
FMI 341Sound Design3 credits
FMI 390Internship3 credits
FMI 401Senior Project: Pre-Production3 credits
FMI 402Senior Project: Production3 credits
GDES 125Fundamentals of Digital Media3 credits


Students must also complete the courses for one of the tracks listed below.

Cinematography/Editing Track – 15 credits

ANIM 330Typography in Motion3 credits
ANIM 331Intermediate Motion Graphics3 credits
FMI 303Lighting for the Camera3 credits
FMI 306Experimental Cinema3 credits
GDES 230Typography I3 credits

Producing/Writing Track – 15 credits

FMI 311Advanced Screenwriting3 credits
FMI 313Script Analysis3 credits
FMI 352Grant Writing3 credits
FMI 355The Business of Filmmaking3 credits
FMI 451Film Distribution and Intellectual Property3 credits

Minors and Other Options

Minor in Film and Moving Image

The minor in film and moving image requires successful completion of a minimum of six courses and 18 credits with a FMI prefix. All course prerequisites must be met to be eligible to take the selected course for a minor. Please see an academic advisor for more information. General guidelines regarding minors may be found in the minors section of the catalog.

Minors at Stevenson

Add a Professional Minor

Open yourself up to additional career paths with one of our professional minors. Each minor is designed to pair with students’ majors to give them additional career options, a competitive edge in the job market, and an opportunity to shape their Stevenson experience to meet their specific career goals. 

Find a Professional Minor

Bachelor’s to Master’s Option

BS/MS options are available for students majoring in Film and Moving Image who wish to combine their bachelor’s coursework while working toward a Stevenson University Master’s Degree in one of the following:

Explore more Bachelor’s to Master’s Options

Visual Arts and Design Portfolios

Students planning to major in Fashion Design, Film & Moving Image, and Graphic Design are allowed to submit a portfolio of work to enhance their application and to be considered for talent-based scholarships.

Portfolio Details

Scholarship Opportunities

Visual Arts Scholarship

Stevenson’s School of Design offers portfolio-based Visual Arts Scholarships to incoming freshman and transfer students who plan to major in Fashion Design, Film & Moving Image, or Graphic Design.

Learn more about our Visual Arts Scholarship

Film and Moving Image News

Every spring semester, FMI302 (Narrative Production) students (juniors and seniors) shoot two films based on the scripts that won our fall screenwriting contest. The winners last fall were Riley Frutiger, for The Show Must Go.

Last night, the members of the FMI Class of 2023 screened their Senior Capstone films in the Inscape Theatre of our Greenspring Campus. The event was hosted by Professor Dina Fiasconaro, who taught this year's class.

For our eighteenth episode (and sixth and final of the 2022-2023 academic year), we welcome Stevenson FMI Alumnus Tyler Albizo (Class of 2021) and current Junior Sam Von Hagen (a Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics major an.

Professional Minor

Launch, Run, and Build your own Creative Business

Students majoring in Film and Moving Image can prepare to launch their own innovative enterprise with a professional minor in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development.

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