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Film/Cinema/Video Studies | Bachelor’s Degree

Bennington College


We practice video at Bennington in the framework of visual art, casting a wide net that encompasses analog and digital, experimental and documentary, critical and poetic approaches to the medium. Students make films, videos, and installations in a dynamic studio environment that includes production facilities, editing and screening rooms, and the breathtaking landscape of the campus itself. We emphasize formal innovation, conceptual rigor, historical consciousness and the capacity to collaborate as hallmarks of a vibrant moving image practice. Students analyze works from film history alongside contemporary art in order to build a vocabulary to articulate their own perspectives and critique one another’s work. Students learn the fundamentals of form (composition, mise-en-scène, lighting, editing, sound) in harmony with thematic inquiry (politics, race, gender, social justice, the environment) before pursuing advanced independent work.

Cost Total Cost $299,856

  • Tuition (yearly) $57,350

  • Housing & Meals (yearly) $16,840

  • Fees $774

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Financial Assistance

  • Grants & Scholarships

    At Bennington, grant resources include the Bennington Grant, federal Pell and SEOG, and various state grants. Bennington offers a $20,000 annual scholarship to all Vermonters regardless of need.

    Pell Grant
    Other Grant
    State or Local Grant
    Institutional Grant

  • Loans

    Loans come in many different forms. Federal student loans may be offered as part of an undergraduate aid award in amounts of $5,500 to $12,500 annually. Federal PLUS loans are available to parents. In some circumstances students may apply for a private alternative loan, but they will typically need a co-signer to qualify.

    Federal Subsidized Loan
    Federal Unsubsidized Loan
    Private Loan
    State Loan
    Parent PLUS Loan
    Post 9-11 GI Bill
    Veteran - General

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