Film Program

Dixon McDowell and Film students

Southern Miss Gulf Coast is the only place in Mississippi that can take you to the big screen – or rather, behind it, offering the state’s only bachelor’s degree in film production. Students learn every aspect of the film industry by gaining hands-on experience and completing courses in film criticism, film theory, film history, animation, and screenwriting. Alumni of the program have pursued graduate degrees, formed their own production companies, and gone on to have successful careers making the magic happen on the big screen.

Dr. Phil Gentile and film students