Bachelor of Arts in Film

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Film the student should be able to:

  • Identify Film History in Context. Distinguish major figures instrumental in the creation of world cinema and distinguish different film genres, film forms, national cinemas, and their production and distribution systems.
  • Comprehend Film Language. Communicate cinematic language in terms of the art and craft of cinema including: mise-en-scene, cinematography, editing, sound, acting, directing, narrative storytelling, documentary, film criticism and film theory.
  • Analyze Screen Stories. Recognize and discuss strengths and weaknesses with structural elements of a cinematic story.
  • Apply Film Research. Use library resources; search the Internet, and an understanding of a foreign language sufficiently to conduct emphasis-appropriate research in their selected field of cinema.
  • Write Filmic Analysis. Implement the terms taught and apply them to any discussion and assignment of the field of cinema.
  • Synthesize Filmmaking Fundamentals. Construct film essays, write in proper screenplay format, and exhibit competence in the creation of short films.
  • Execute Film Response & Criticism. Evaluate films and screenplays and communicate through critical writing and oral response.
  • Determine Track Specializations. Select with a faculty advisor to focus on one of these areas: Film history, screen performance, production methods, and screenwriting. Proactive meetings with the faculty professional will allow the students to tailor seven track electives to meet their needs, interests, and career goals.

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