About Film Program


The Bachelor of Film Study Program at BINUS UNIVERSITY delivers an integrated curriculum where understanding of aesthetics, social and cultural knowledge, as well as business and technical skills, go hand in hand. We believe that filmmakers should create films not only with economic and business considerations but also to engage in constant dialogues with the audience. We also believe that cinema, as a part of mainstream visual culture, has been an indispensable subject of humanities with new terrains of knowledge waiting to be explored.

In this four-year Study Program, students will learn how to integrate technical filmmaking skills with theoretical and practical knowledge to meet industry standards. Students will also learn how to analyze and write about cinema according to scholarly rigor and requirements set by film publications.

The first year is dedicated to the fundamental technical filmmaking skills courses. In the following three years, classroom-based courses, seminars, fieldtrips and film screening are provided to enhance students’ basic aesthetic, social and cultural knowledge, teamwork and communication skills, and film business knowledge.

In the second year, the whole learning process emphasizes in observation, fieldwork, and workshop to enhance contextual thinking, theory and practice, and understanding of film production. During the second year, students will also choose one of the four study streams offered by Film Study Program: film production, film studies, minor program, and free electives program.

The third and final year are dedicated to advance the learning of methodology through workshop, clinic, and simulation. During this time, students will undertake enrichment programs where they will receive the opportunity to immerse in real-world experience through internship, community development, research, entrepreneurship, and study abroad. These programs will support and enrich their thesis, in which students will have to research to support their film thesis or film analysis.

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Vision and Mission


A prominent Film Study Program in Southeast Asia, that produces distinguished graduates in the fields of filmmaking and film studies who are able to adapt with the latest development of knowledge and technology with the spirit to foster and empower the society in building and serving the nation.


Film Study Program exists to generate distinguished graduates in the fields of filmmaking and film studies who:

  1. Have the knowledge, skills and attitudes required that emphasize the strength of visual storytelling with high aesthetic standard;
  2. Have the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to promote research-based dialogue with/among the audience;
  3. Have the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to empower and build the community with economic consideration; and
  4. Have the ability to adapt with the latest development of knowledge and technology.

Program Objective

The objectives of the program are:

  1. Educating students to develop exemplary characters through holistic approach that meets global standards as world class filmmakers with appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes required.
  2. Resolving the nation’s issues through creative solution and research in the fields of film studies and film production.
  3. Fostering students to become lifelong learners that can promote dialogue with/among the audience with emphasis on the application of knowledge to the community.
  4. Empowering students to continuously improve society’s quality of life and distinct contribution to creative industries with economic considerations.

Student Outcomes

After complete the study, graduate are:

  1. Able to analyze films or other artworks related to film as art and aestetic forms;
  2. Able to produce films as a conceptor;
  3. Able to use tools to support filmmaking process;
  4. Able to develop a research-based short film production;
  5. Able to examine the cultural dynamics of film circulation, consumption, and other film-related contexts;
  6. Able to apply interdisciplinary knowledge and skills in developing alternative solutions for problem-solving.

Prospective Career of the Graduates

A wide range of career opportunities in the film industry is introduced in which students will be prepared throughout the four years of study. The integrated curriculum is designed and developed to support students in building both their technical and non-technical skills as well as engaging with the industry and the scholarly activities of knowledge production.

The Film Study Program provides real-world experience for students to conduct real projects as a practical study within industrial contexts. The Study Program develops students’ ability to be involved in professional practices, ethical and organizational responsibilities. Furthermore, the enrichment program provides students with real work experience and teaches them to cope with the work environment. A series of study/field trips to industries and visiting professionals will be conducted to give reasonable grounds of a broad overview of the industry. These experiences will support individual career aspirations and may provide social and professional networks. Moreover, to equip students for dealing with disruptive era and the rapid changes of film and media industry, skills and knowledge of internet services and new media are designed and regularly improved.

The graduates of Film Study Program are expected to be ready to fulfill the growing demands of the film industry such as script writing, directing, producing, cinematography, editing, and research. The graduates are also prepared to work as film researchers, programmers, curators, or film critics. BINUS UNIVERSITY provides career support for students by disseminating information on the latest job vacancies, internships, and workshops. This support service can be accessed from www.binuscareer.com.