Bachelor of Arts in Film Arts

Justin G.
Justin G. Class of 2019, Military Veteran


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The BA in Film Arts program includes four-week classes.
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Program Overview

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Prepare for an entry-level position in the field of professional film and media with the Bachelor of Arts in Film Arts. While focusing on short film production, you’ll learn to apply the creative process to the development of stories and interpret the communication objectives of existing media. You’ll also identify cultural attitudes, beliefs, and values and discuss their implications in film. Working collaboratively, you’ll develop skills in writing, production, and post-production of fiction and non-fiction visual content.

The BA in Film curriculum covers contemporary cinematic techniques, creative story development, script and proposal writing, professional digital filmmaking, and post-production, along with digital media asset management. Throughout the digital film making degree program, you’ll explore techniques used in the production of image and sound, and have the opportunity to participate in the creative critique of the work of your classmates.

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 coherent 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.

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