Department of Film Studies - Kendall College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Film Studies

The film studies program empowers students to acquire the analytical skills to understand and interpret film and film texts, and to make films that tell a story powerfully and effectively. From writing the script to final edits, students develop a thorough knowledge of film production. Our students are prepared to pursue a career in film production or further graduate studies.

Students have access to state-of-the-art cameras and equipment and to many opportunities for film internships. They are encouraged and mentored to produce their own films for acceptance into regional and national festivals and for our three annual TU film festivals. Our students’ films regularly win awards, including a recent Student Emmy Award; and our alumni are working in major centers such as Los Angeles, New York, Austin and in Oklahoma.

We invite you to join our collaborative learning and artistic community. You can pursue your dreams and tell your stories along with us, as we share our passion for the creative art of filmmaking!


  • Filmmaking Camp

    2024 Filmmaking Camp

    The Department of Film Studies at The University of Tulsa offers a residential filmmaking camp for high school students. Students will have the opportunity to plunge into every aspect of creating films, as well as exciting evening group activities and film screenings. The camp will culminate in a festival of student work to display for friends and family. Camp dates for 2024 are TBA.

    Residential Camps

    Days are spent in a workshop setting, with planned evening activities arranged for recreation and further exploration of film. Participants must stay on campus in a supervised residence hall during the camp; rooms are shared (males and females are housed on separate floors). Each camp has a full-time, qualified student assistant staying with the students in the residence.

    Camp Costs

    Rates are determined by date of acceptance to the camp.

    • Deposit: $TBA*
    • Balance: $TBA
    • Total Fee: $TBA

    *A nonrefundable deposit is required upon acceptance into the camp to lock in the rate prior to the rate deadline. Further refundable deposits may apply.

    For more information, please contact Jeff Van Hanken at

  • Student Films

    From documentaries to short films, check out the work of our talented students on our Vimeo page.