For Film and Video Artists

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Appalachian State University
Department of Communication
(828) 262-2221;
Concentration offered in electronic media/broadcasting.
Davidson College
Film and Media Studies Concentration
(704) 894-2000;
Interdisciplinary courses on the history, theory, language, and cultural aspects of film.
Duke University
Art of the Moving Image
(919) 660-3030;
Undergraduate certificate program with courses in film/TV studies and production.
East Carolina University
Department of Communication and Broadcasting
(252) 328-4227;
Concentrations offered in media production and media studies.
Elon University
Department of Communications
(336) 278-5724;
Concentration offered in broadcast and new media.
Fayetteville State University
Department of Speech & Theatre
(910) 672-1006;
Concentration offered in electronic communications.
Gardner-Webb University

Department of Communication Studies
(704) 406-4000;
Concentration offered in radio/TV production.
High Point University
Department of Communications
(800) 345-6993;
Concentration offered in media studies.
Lenoir-Rhyne University
School of Communication and Literature
(828) 328-1741;
Electronic media track offered through communications program.
North Carolina A&T State University
Department of Journalism & Mass Communication
(336) 334-7500;
Concentration offered in broadcast production.
North Carolina Central University
Department of Mass Communications
(919) 530-6221;
Concentration offered in broadcast media.
North Carolina State University
Film Studies Major (Art Studies--Film, Interdisciplinary Studies)
Major and minor in film studies; also concentration in film studies within English.
Saint Augustine’s College
Theatre & Film Program
(919) 516-4000;
Concentration offered in film. It also offers a two-year film award program for students not pursuing a bachelor’s degree.
University of North Carolina Asheville
Department of Mass Communications/Video and Film Media
(828) 232-5027;
Concentration offered in visual media production.
New Media Program
(828) 251-6550;
Concentrations offered in two and 3-D animation, audio production, and video production.
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Department of Communications Studies
(919) 962-1127;
Undergraduate concentration offered in media studies and production. Master of Arts and Ph.D. offered in media and cultural studies.
Department of English and Comparative Literature
(919) 962-5481;
Undergraduate concentration offered in Film Studies major and Global Cinema Minor.

University of North Carolina Charlotte
Film Studies Minor
(704) 547-4241;
Interdisciplinary program focusing on cinema as a form of communication.
University of North Carolina Greensboro
Media Studies
(336) 334-5360;
BA offered in media studies.
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
School of Filmmaking
(336) 770-1332;
Undergraduate programs in cinematography, directing, editing and sound, producing, production design, and screenwriting. Graduate program in film music composition.
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Department of Communications Studies
(910) 962-3448;
Concentration offered in digital media and video production.
Department of Film Studies
(910) 962-7502;
Curriculum includes courses in critical studies and production.
Wake Forest University
Communication Department
(336) 758-5405;
Courses offered in media production, history, and theory.
Film Studies Minor
(336) 758-3892;
Interdisciplinary program with courses in production and on the history of film.
Western Carolina University
School of Stage & Screen
(828) 227-7491;
BFA in Film and Television Production.
Winston-Salem State University
Department of Mass Communications
(336) 750-2320;
Concentration offered in radio & TV.

North Carolina Film Festivals The North Carolina Film Office's extensive listing. Searchable international festival listing plus bulletin board and festival news source. Searchable international festival listing and news. Also organized by screenwriter-friendly festivals.

North Carolina Humanities Council Supports projects that explore North Carolina’s cultural traditions and diversity. Visit their website for grant descriptions, deadlines, and contact information.

Southern Documentary Fund Supports documentary films made in or about North Carolina through our annual filmmaking grants. 

NYFA Source

Shaking the Money Tree: How to Get Grants and Donations for Film and Video by Morrie Warshawski. 2 nd ed. Studio City, CA: Michael Wiese Productions, 2003.

The Independent Film Producer’s Survival Guide: A Business and Legal Sourcebook by Gunnar Erickson, Harris Tulchin, and Mark Halloran. Schirmer Books, 2002.

Film and Video Financing by Michael Wiese. Studio City, CA: Michael Wiese Productions, 1999.

North Carolina Giving: The Directory of the State’s Foundations. 4th ed. Raleigh: Capital Development Services, 1999. Also available in an online version,

Foundation Grants to Individuals. 13th ed. New York: The Foundation Center. Also available in an online version at, along with other directories and assistance to grant seekers.

NC Film Office (919) 733-9900; Promotes North Carolina as a site for motion picture, television, and commercial production activity and produces On Location: North Carolina: Official State Film and Video Directory.

Media Arts Project The Media Arts Project in western North Carolina supports artists and performers who apply innovative approaches to technology, experiential formats and aesthetics.

The Independent National service organization for independent media and publisher of Independent Film & Video. Web site includes classified section.

National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture National association of nonprofit organizations and individuals in the media arts. Publishes a newsletter, holds an annual conference, and disseminates information about job openings, funding opportunities, and upcoming events in the field.

Southern Documentary Fund Promotes documentary work about the American South by providing venues for public screenings, offering technical assistance to media artists, and serving as fiscal sponsor for media projects.

Tar Heel Films Tar Heel Films provides networking opportunities for filmmakers and film professionals and a clearinghouse for film-related information in the state. 

Morrie Warshawski’s Web site Site is useful for the bibliography on fundraising and other film-related issues. (No recommendation or endorsement of other services offered is implied.)

Working Films A nonprofit organization committed to social change and justice that works with filmmakers to extend the reach and impact of films through community education and outreach. Offers free consultations to filmmakers to help create strategies for long-term connections between films and audiences.