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  Dec 14, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Cinema Art and Science, BFA


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The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Cinema Art and Science is designed specifically to help students meet the qualification for direct entry to the profession and is built around extensive modeling of professional practice integrated with research and collaborative production of thesis work. Students can earn a BFA with a concentration in Cinematography, Directing, Editing and Post-Production, Sound for Cinema, Cinema Visual Effects, Producing, Production Design or Screenwriting.

Concentrations


Cinematography


Students seeking a Cinema Art and Science BFA may choose a concentration in Cinematography. The goal of the cinematography program is to provide students a pre-professional level of knowledge and competence in cameras and lighting necessary to conceive and create images for the screen in relationship to story.

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Cinema Visual Effects


Students seeking a BFA in Cinema Art and Science may choose a concentration in Cinema Visual Effects. This specialized area of study combines analytical and practical application of technical, creative and physiological studies in support of creating effects that support the film’s cinematic vision.

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Directing


Students seeking a BFA in Cinema Art and Science may choose a concentration in Directing. This concentration is designed to provide training and practice in all aspects of fictional directing, with course offerings that allow students to study the craft of directing through the eyes of and in collaboration with screenwriters, casting directors, editors, cinematographers, production designers and others.

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Editing and Post-production


Students seeking a BFA in Cinema Art and Science may choose a concentration in Editing and Post-production. This concentration prepares students for careers in editing for picture, sound and other related post-production specializations of cinematic storytelling.

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Producing


Students seeking a BFA in Cinema Art and Science may choose a concentration in Producing. The curriculum balances creativity with business acumen and production management skills. The learning culminates in a thesis consisting of a finished short film, a slate of feature films ready for the marketplace.

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Production Design


Students seeking a Cinema Art and Science BFA may choose a concentration in Production Design. The Production Design concentration offers students the opportunity to develop the creative and problem solving skills necessary for professional level design of sets, props, and special effects as well as the collaborative skills necessary to work with directors, cinematographers, and producers.

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Screenwriting


Students seeking a BFA in Cinema Art and Science may choose a concentration in Screenwriting. The concentration offers students the opportunity to develop the understanding and skills to translate stories into both cinematic and emotional experiences for the audience.

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Sound for Cinema


Students seeking a BFA in Cinema Art and Science may choose a concentration in Sound for Cinema. The concentration prepares students to handle the various audio steps involved in pre-production, production, post-production and the release of the motion picture.

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