Welcome to the Film Program

At the CWU Film Program, we believe that storytelling is a fundamental part of human experience. We encourage the exploration of film genres and techniques, empowering you to find your unique voice as a filmmaker.

About the Film Program

With an emphasis on collaboration and community, our program fosters a supportive and inclusive environment for students to thrive in. We believe that you belong at CWU, and we are excited to help you bring your stories to life.

Wildcat Films

Learn about Wildcat Films, the student-run production house.

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About Us

Meet Film's Faculty and Staff

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Why Study Film at CWU?

We prioritize providing you with a hands-on approach to film education, where you will have access to modern equipment and experienced mentors who are passionate about the art of filmmaking. The Film Program allows you to express your unique voice and perspective through visual storytelling. Studying film can help you cultivate your artistic skills and open new avenues for exploring and creating art. By joining our program, you will be joining a community of filmmakers who are dedicated to helping you unleash your full creative potential.

Degree Options

Learn more about our degree options through our Program Finder.


For general university admissions information, contact the Office of Admissions. For advising information, contact Academic Advising.


Wildcat Films (WFC)

As a student-run production house, WFC oversees all Film Program productions on campus, including narrative short films, documentaries, marketing materials, promotional videos, PSAs, concerts, studio productions, and lecture series. We're always looking for new opportunities to create exciting and engaging films, and our student leadership team is always happy to entertain requests for film and video services. Once we decide to pursue a project, we work hard to manage it from start to finish, ensuring timely completion of a quality finished product that we can all be proud of. Check out Wildcat Films!

“The best part is that my student work has prepared me for my career in so many ways... I’m getting valuable, real-world experience beyond the classroom and I’m learning first-hand from professionals in the field … I just want to tell other students how important it is to follow your passion.” -Film Production major Jawan Smith 

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