Earn Your B.F.A. Degree in Film and Television

Hands On, Day One.

Five Towns College (FTC) is the ONLY four-year college on Long Island dedicated to the Art, Business, and Craft of entertainment and creativity.

From Day One, in the Film and Television Division, you will have access to industry standard, professional quality equipment. That means that from the start, your instruction will be – hands on! You will receive a practical education that combines a technical understanding with real life experience.

If you are interested in a career in Film and Television – directing, producing, screenwriting, editing, lighting, camera operating, production design and sound recording – Five Towns College could be a great fit for you!

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Come Join Our Film & Television Crew!

  • Approximately 95% of qualified applicants receive some form of financial aid and/or scholarships.
  • Accomplished faculty provide excellent instruction in an immersive campus that enhances a creative and collaborative learning environment.
  • Located in Dix Hills, Town of Huntington, Suffolk County, Long Island, NY, the College has a convenient proximity to both north and south shore beaches, charming towns, and is just outside of New York City-all are great backgrounds for creative projects!
  • Five Towns College is a great institution to earn your Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (B.F.A.) in Film and Television!

Cameras:

RED Dragon Package, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Packages, Canon C100’s, C200’s, Sony Packages, Canon DSLR Packages, Arriflex Super 16mm film cameras.

Grip & Lighting:

J.L. Fisher Dolly, DJI Phantom and Mavic Drones, Walkera Racing Drones, DJI Ronin Camera Stabilizing System, Easyrig Camera Stabilizing System, Sachtler fluid heads and tripods, TV Logic Video Monitors, Pix 240 Recorder, Jimmy Jib, a multitude of Matthews grip equipment; Arri, Aputure, Mole Richardson, Kino Flo, Litepanel, and LED Ikan Lighting units

Audio:

Sennheiser and RODE shotgun and wireless microphones, Sound Devices 702t field recorder

Editing Lab

The editing lab is equipped with Macintosh computers installed with the latest software, such as Final Draft, The Adobe Creative Cloud Suite (including After Effects, Premiere, Photoshop, Flash, Illustrator, Bridge),  Unreal Engine, Red Giant Magic Bullet Suite, DaVinci Resolve color correction software, and more. Students are supplied with memory cards and card readers to capture high definition footage in 6K, 4K, 2K, or full 1080p and are required to have their own external hard drives.

Our students have successfully completed internships at Panavision, MTV, Cablevision, VH1, HBO, Kingsworld Productions, Tribeca Film Center, The Rachael Ray Show, SONY, KORG, Fox News, CNN and many more!

Many of our students have gone on to become members of the IATSE Local 600 camera union – working on such TV shows as Elementary, The Good Wife, Bored to Death, Law & Order, Impractical Jokers and News stations such as NBC and Huffpost Live.

Many others focus on feature films and many hold positions at motion picture equipment rental houses in the metropolitan area, including ARRI CSC, Panavision and Abel Cine Tech.

Our Alumni have had their independent works screened at festivals in New York, Los Angeles and all around the country!

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