Bachelor of Arts in Film Arts

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This Bachelor of Arts in Film Arts prepares graduates for entry-level positions in professional film and media content. Students develop skills and techniques necessary to collaborate with creative partners in writing, production and post-production of visual content for a distributed digital media environment. The curriculum includes the origin and development of contemporary cinematic techniques, creative story development, script and proposal writing, professional digital film-making and post-production techniques, and digital media asset management.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the principles of film by communicating assessments in oral, written or visual modes
  • Analyze the communication objectives of media content creators by communicating assessments in oral, written or visual modes.
  • Generate coherant pre-production assets usable in the development of narrative media.
  • Apply collaborative creative processes to the development of narrative media.
  • Utilize storytelling techniques to present a coherent digital media based narrative.


To earn a bachelors degree, students must complete 180 units, 45 of which must be completed at National University, 76.5 units must be at the upper-division level, and a minimum 70.5 units of general education units are required.
Requirements for the Major (17 courses; 76.5 quarter units)
Core Requisite(s):
Elective (1 course; 4.5 quarter units)
Student select one of the following electives. Other upper division electives can be proposed. Contract lead faculty for more information.