The goal of the Cinema and Television Arts’ BA in Filmmaking program is to provide students the opportunity to make short films through collaboration, analysis, technical skill development and practice. The curriculum is designed for students who want an overview of the filmmaking process or who intend to pursue further education, such as graduate school.
Cinema and Television Arts’ Filmmaking majors complete 49 credits in the major which include 15 credits of required core classes and at least 34 hours in areas of interest including a capstone experience. Courses prepare students for advanced study, which will provide the opportunity to assemble a body of work.
As a result of successfully completing program requirements, students should be able to:
- reveal personal voice, vision, and intent within the process of creating cinematic works;
- utilize technical skills in storytelling by collaborating on projects using industry practices and standards;
- critically examine their own work and others in the context of cinema history, aesthetics, and cultural influences;
- exhibit fluency in the language of cinema by applying diverse perspectives to their creative work; and
- effectively strategize a process and a plan to manage their careers and creative endeavors.