Upon completing the program, students majoring in Film and Television Production will achieve the following learning outcomes:

Film History & Critical Context

  • Students will know the history of film (American and global) from its beginnings to the present day, including the contributions of key filmmakers and film movements.
  • Students will understand the influence of socio-historical contexts on the creation and reception of media text, especially the intersections of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality and national contexts.

Effective Communication with an Audience

  • Students will be able to use the technical means of visual storytelling – camera placement and movement, lighting, blocking, sound design, performance, post-production – to create films that affect an audience.
  • Students will know how to apply dramatic structure to create films that engage an audience.

Technical Competency

  • Students will demonstrate advanced competency in at least one major area from the following: Creative Producing, Production Management/AD, Directing, Cinematography, Post-Production, Online storytelling.

Creativity & Originality

  • Students will demonstrate creativity in their work, assessed in terms of independent thinking, originality, imagination, experimentation, problem solving and risk taking in thought and cinematic expression.

Professional Set Protocol

  • Students will know the protocols of professional industry practices.

Transition to the Professional World

  • Students will know the available professional strategies to promote and disseminate their creative work.
  • Students will know professional strategies to market themselves.

Social Responsibility

  • Students will know the ethical implications and responsibilities of their influence as content creators.