The LMU School of Film and Television is committed to preparing students for their creative and professional lives. Through their course work, creative projects, and internships, students will learn the art and craft of communicating ideas through images and sound and writing for the screen. They will also gain an appreciation for the history of these art forms and develop their ability to critically analyze these works. We aim for that delicate balance between theory, technology and the creative impulse – where the balance is always heavily weighted toward the creative and human.
It is important for artists to be aware and considerate of diverse views, yet have the freedom to discover their individual voices and the courage to express their own points of view. As faculty, our most important work is to help our students find those creative voices and express them, because we believe that art is of utmost importance to the human race. We strive to create an atmosphere in which lasting and useful original works are fashioned – by the students and by the faculty and staff. We encourage our students to address a wide audience, to appreciate the contributions of all who labor to tell a story, and to work as part of a community of artists to find new ways to tell new stories.
True to the Loyola Marymount tradition, we also seek to remind students of the ethical and social responsibilities that go with the power of these media, and we encourage them to have a reflective mind and generous spirit as they seek to create works that inform, enlighten, and entertain.