The Undergraduate Film Arts Option                                                                      Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Film, Theatre, and Communications is divided into 3 options allowing students to focus on either Film Arts, Theatre Arts, or Communication Arts.  The film option is designed to give students experience in film production.  This option includes courses in film aesthetics, digital technology, film history, and script analysis as well electives such as documentary production, cinematography, editing, and sound design.




Our Goal:

To train the complete, independent filmmaker, to give our students the best chance of success in the highly technical, creative, and competitive profession of filmmaking.

Learning Environment:

Students have the opportunity to explore many aspects of visual storytelling, from high-tech digital postproduction to documentary and dramatic film production and live performance.   We also share our building with the Department of Music and Jazz Studies, creating an intimate synergistic atmosphere within a broad spectrum of the performing arts.








 We have one of the most technologically advanced film programs in the country, with high definition digital cameras, a full complement of lighting gear, a grip truck, and state-of-the-art digital post-production editing and audio suites. In 2008 we began using our new sound stage which is fully equiped and dedicated to student and department shoots.




Cameras and Production Gear:

We have a wide range of cameras including Pansonic DVX 100, DVC 60, and HVX200 camcorders, an Arri SR16, and CP 16s. Mole Richardson, Desisti and Keno-Flo lighting is available, as well as 12 Fostex FR2 and FR2LE digital audio recorders packaged with either Sennheiser or Audio Technica long and short shotgun microphones.






Avid Media Composer--Nitris DX--Avid Unity ISIS--Steinberg Nuendo--Adobe Creative Suite CS3, Discreet Combustion, Avid DVD, Final Draft, Gorilla production planning and more.



Opportunities to practice your craft are plentiful. Students serve as crew on other students' projects and on the annual Spring Film and as interns on major motion picture sets like Ray, Runaway Jury, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

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