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A narrative film directed by Jacob Joyner in FST495 Senior Seminar in Film Production. Austin Jones wrote the script in FST318 Introduction to Screenwriting. Healing just completed a successful festival run. Watch Now.

Memoirs in Symphony

A documentary directed by Emily Kaityn Hunter for FST495 Senior Seminar in Film Production. Memoirs in Symphony played in the Cucalorus Film Festival and the Atlanta Underground Film Festival. The film was nominated for the Best Student Film Award at BLOW UP: Chicago International Arthouse FILM FEST. Watch Now.


Still was produced in the Senior Production Seminar. The film played in the RiverRun Film Festival and the Cucalorus Film Festival, among others. Still was directed by Lance Johnson and shot by Kenny Martell. Morgan Lear co-wrote the script with Kenny; Morgan, Lance, and Kenny collaborated on the edit. Watch Now.

Another Man's Treasure

Another Man's Treasureis a documentary directed by Maryosha Eggleston in FST495 Senior Production Seminar. Maryosha edited the documentary in FST497 Applied Post-Production with Bethany Day. Maryosha now works in documentary production in Austin, Texas. Watch Now.

Bottled Up

Bottled Up was shot in the Senior Production Seminar, and edited in the Applied Post Production class. The film, which played in a number of film festivals, including the Portobello Film Festival in London, was written and directed by Josh Powell. Watch Now.

The Mantis

A classic 2007 FST495 Senior Seminar in Film Production project shot on 16mm film and incorporating stop-motion animation. Directed by Nate Daniel. Watch Now.


An FST201 Introduction to Film Production documentary project directed by Chamberlain Staub and edited by Kyle Myers-Haugh. Watch Now.


An FST201 Introduction to Film Production narrative exercise directed by Christian Wheeler and edited by Ethan Schneier. Watch Now.


A trailer for Keely, an FST495 Senior Seminar in Film Production project written and directed by Adam Getz. Watch Now.


A trailer for Resilience, an FST495 Senior Seminar in Film Production project written and directed by Andrew Yates. Other members of the production team include Joe Megally, Sam Askew, and Crysta Arnold. Watch Now.

Film Matters

An introduction to Film Matters, a magazine celebrating the work of undergraduate film scholars. Film Studies students serve as the editorial board, and contribute articles, reviews, and interviews. Shot and edited by Adam Getz. Watch Now.

UNCW Student Films 2014-2015

Selected moments from movies made by Film Studies students during the 2014-15 academic year. Edited by Adam Getz. Watch Now.

Visions 2015 Trailer

A montage featuring the student films from around the country and globe screened at the 2015 Visions Film Festival and Conference, an annual event programmed, marketed, produced, and presented by UNCW Film Studies students. Watch Now.

3 from 6x1

Every student in FST334: 6x1 - Variations on the One Minute Film - makes six short movies using a variety of alternative/experimental filmmaking approaches. Here are three samples from last semester's class. Watch Now.

UNCW Student Films 2013-2014

A montage featuring selected moments from movies made by Film Studies students during the 2013-14 academic year. Edited by Adam Getz. Watch Now.

UNCW Student Films 2012-2013

A montage featuring selected moments from movies made by Film Studies students during the 2012-13 academic year. Edited by Devin Williamson. Watch Now.

UNCW Student Films Prior to 2012

A montage featuring selected moments from movies made by Film Studies students prior to 2012. Watch Now.

Admissions & Internships

Academic Gateway Requirements for the Film Studies Major

Admission to the major is based solely upon a student's grade in FST200. For purposes of admission to the FST major, the department only credits students' first or second grade in FST 200 (i.e., students may repeat the course once, including graded audits).

Instructions for Declaring a PFST Major

Students seeking to major in film studies before completing FST 200 may declare a pre-film studies (PFST) major through the "Major Declaration" page in Seaport.

Instructions for Applying to the FST Major

While enrolled in FST 200 or anytime after completing the course, students seeking to major in film studies sign a "Film Studies Major Application Form," which may be found in the Film Studies Department office. No other action is necessary.

Admissions Timeframe

The department makes admissions decisions in the week following the December and May Commencement ceremonies, after grades in FST 200 have posted.

Application Deadlines

June 1 for the Fall semester; November 1 for Spring; February 15 for Summer semesters.

Early applicants are given priority over those who submit after the stated deadlines. Late applications are considered, so you can still miss the deadline and apply, although that is not recommended.

Please do not directly contact an internship site that is listed on our website. You are encouraged to find new agencies on your own, suited to your interests in film. If you find a new site you would like to work with, contact Terry Linehan for approval. Terry will submit your application to the agencies on your behalf.

Once your internship has been confirmed by the agency (usually after your interview with the agency) Terry will submit your "Permission to Enroll" form to the Dean and your FST 498 Internship will be added to your schedule. Internships are THREE credit hours per semester and must be paid for as you would any class.

A maximum of SIX credits are given for internships. You may apply for THREE additional internship credits with permission from the Chair. You are encouraged to contact Terry regarding the status of your application.

However, most agencies do not approve internships until about a month or less prior to the start of any semester. Please have patience.

Steps In Applying for an Internship

**Please Note: If ALL steps are not followed properly, or if your application is incomplete, you will NOT be accepted for an internship.

  1. Please check your eligibility for an internship. (See Eligibility Requirements)
  2. Please contact us to obtain application forms. After you complete them, please email them to us
  3. on or before the stated deadline.
  4. An internship is a class. You must PAY for all credits earned or your internship will be cancelled.
  5. You must read, understand, and agree to the "Internship Expectations" listed on the main Internship page under "Essential Information."

Internships may be continued after graduation, even if you have completed nine undergraduate internship credits, by re-enrolling at UNCW through the Registrar's Office.

Wilmington Film Industry & Jobs

Ever since Screen Gems Studios president Frank Capra Jr. initiated our program 14 years ago, Film Studies has maintained an active relationship with Wilmington's film industry.

Our students intern on television and feature film productions, and with the many companies that support film production in Wilmington. Industry professionals guest lecture in Film Studies courses, mentor our students, and even serve on our faculty.

Wilmington is a thriving film production center, EUE Screen Gems studios, which is the largest film production lot east of California. 130 feature films and over a dozen television series have been shot in and around Wilmington.

Wilmington is home to:

For an overview of the Wilmington's studios, services, crew resources and film and television credits, visit the Wilmington Regional Film Commission.

The commercial feature film and television industry is only one aspect of the Film Studies experience. The FST major offers a balance of critical studies and film production courses designed to provide all students with essential skills applicable to any career, including: research, analysis, problem solving, persuasive writing, and the creative process.

Our students pursue interests that reflect the diversity of the ever evolving motion-picture medium. They write movie reviews, design websites, publish research and commentary, edit a magazine, and produce a film festival and conference. They write screenplays, create video installations, direct documentaries, and make animation.