FILM HISTORY & CONTEXT

By studying a diverse canon of great films and filmmakers, students will gain a broad understanding of the history and socio-historical contexts of American and global film, television and emerging media to inspire them to create transformative works of their own.

STORYTELLING 

Students will master the methods of visual storytelling – through screenwriting, camera placement and movement, lighting, blocking and performance, post-production picture and sound - to create content with unique cinematic expression and engaging dramatic structure.

TECHNICAL PROFICIENCY

Students will demonstrate mastery of the components and processes in at least one of the following areas of specialization: Creative Producing, Fiction Directing, Non-Fiction Directing, Cinematography or Post-Production.

VOICE AND CREATIVITY

By analyzing past historical works and applying technical and storytelling skills, students will be able to produce works with a strong personal voice that show vision and imagination.

COLLABORATION

Students will work constructively to problem solve and collaborate in diverse teams to create impactful media.