The goal of the Cinema and Television Arts BA in Film and Television 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 Film and Television majors complete 47 credits in the major which include 19 credits of required core classes and at least 28 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 using written, visual, and aural storytelling skills to produce fiction, nonfiction, and experimental projects with originality and aesthetic depth;
- demonstrate technical proficiency and project management by collaborating on films, videos, series, and other media using industry standards and practices;
- critically examine personal work and the work of others in the context of cinema and television history, aesthetics, and cultural influences;
- ethically practice inclusivity in the production and analysis of media arts to contribute to a more diverse and equitable industry; and
- develop a path from college to creative career, and employ business practices associated with existing and emergent media forms.