Film Pre-Major

The Film Program at Southwestern Illinois College trains students in both Film Study - understanding, analyzing, and writing about film - and Motion Picture Production - the technical and aesthetic aspects of making fictional and documentary movies. Students gain skills they can use in professional situations as well as for their own lifelong personal enjoyment.

For more information on the Film program, please contact Dan Cross at 618-235-2700, ext. 5591 or or Chantay White-Williams at 618-235-2700, ext. 5065 or

Educational Program

Refer to the suggested curriculum and the graduation requirements as a guide for completing this program.

Career Opportunities

A variety of careers in advertising, business, the film industry, television and government are open to students who graduate with a bachelor's degree in Film including:

  • Producer
  • Director
  • Cinematographer
  • Editor
  • Production Crew Member
  • Screenwriter
  • Script Supervisor
  • Set/Production Designer
  • Actor