Communicate your Story to the World


We all have stories to tell—learn how to inspire, to teach, and to 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. Your coursework will be enhanced by internship experiences that allow you to work with professionals in the field.

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.

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

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Stevie U

Exceptional Experience

Students took part in the third annual Stevie U 72, a 72-hour film festival in which students, working in teams, have three days to write, shoot and edit movies.

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Career Opportunities

Career Paths for Film and Moving Image Majors

There are hundreds of different jobs in the film industry, each one requiring a unique combination of specialist skills. Graduating with a degree in Film & Moving Image can land you a career in development, production, post production, distribution, or exhibition. Careers can include:

  • Film/Video Editor
  • Location Manager
  • Motion Graphics Associate
  • Producer
  • Cinematographer/Videographer
  • Sound Designer

You can find our Film and Moving Image alumni working for:

  • A&E Television Networks
  • The Baltimore Orioles
  • Discovery Communications
  • The Food and Drug Administration
  • Maryland Public Television
  • Sinclair Broadcast Group
  • T. Rowe Price
  • UnderArmour
  • The Walt Disney Company

Curious about internships and job placement after you graduate? Visit our Career Connection Center.


The courses listed 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).

Specific pre- and co-requisites for each course are listed in the course descriptions.

Major Requirements

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

Explore our academic catalog for a full listing of courses, course descriptions, suggested course sequences, and more.


The minor in film and moving image requires successful completion of a minimum of six courses and 18 credits with a FMI prefix. SOD 395 can count as one of the courses for the minor. 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.

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.

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Film and Moving Image News

Film & Moving Image

If you're just joining us in the Spring 2023 semester, then welcome to Stevenson! If not, then welcome back.

The annual Film & Moving Image (FMI) Senior Showcase features capstone work from the graduating majors. Students work as writers, directors, producers, cinematographers, editors and more.

This is our twelfth overall episode and the sixth (and final) one of the 2021-2022 academic year. Tune in to see what FMI Department Chair Chris Reed, FMI Senior Kevin Baker and FMI Sophomore Kayla Mings think of the new film.

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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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