A Curriculum Across Continents

The learning environment of the Global BFA in Film Art will help you expand your intercultural competence, grow your communication abilities, cause you to challenge your own assumptions and frames of reference, and grant you new perspectives—in life, in learning, and maybe through your camera lens.

During your studies, you will spend:

  • Three academic years (fall and spring) in Paris. Situated in the 10th arrondissement, Paris College of Art provides a fine art studio learning experience through which students hone their artistic craft. Classes are taught in English, but you’ll also take classes to develop your French language skills, study liberal arts, and delve deep into fine art studio practice over the course of three academic years.
  • Three summers in Boston. The BFA begins and ends on Emerson’s Boston campus, where you’ll use the city as a backdrop for your creative endeavors in film and media. You will immerse yourself in a hands-on film education using industry-level equipment and soundstages throughout campus.
  • One summer at Kasteel Well in the Netherlands. At Emerson’s beloved Kasteel Well, located in the picturesque Dutch countryside, you will take courses in digital filmmaking and documentary production, pushing the boundaries of the medium and engaging with a network of European filmmakers.