Every film tells a story, and every individual who works to create that film is a storyteller. Some tell the story physically, some with words, cameras, light, or sound. Writers, directors, actors, cinematographers, editors, sound designer, and visual effects artists work collaboratively to communicate, articulate, inspire, educate, illuminate, and entertain through visual storytelling.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Cinema gives you the unique experience of taking on the entire filmmaking process. Our cross-disciplinary program immerses you in the technical, creative, and business aspects of visual storytelling and content creation in the context of the theory, history, and philosophy you’ll need to build your future in the world of entertainment and creative media.
From day one, you learn by doing, working on practical, project-based courses taught by an accomplished faculty of industry professionals. Our mission is to equip you with career-ready, working knowledge of the tools, techniques, and collaborative workflow used in professional film development, production, and post-production.
Our liberal arts foundation exposes you to the wider world of thought and ideas that enable critical thinking, creative problem-solving, and the ability to communicate your ideas and opinions effectively.
You’ll also customize your degree program by choosing an area of emphasis that focuses your studies on your personal creative and career goals. Emphasis choices are Acting, Cinematography, Directing, Editing + VFX, New Media, Producing, Sound, or Writing.
Choose Your EmphasisStudents pursuing a BFA in Cinema choose to focus their studies on one area of emphasis.
Program Learning Outcomes
BFA Cinema graduates are equipped to demonstrate:
- Critical thinking skills to accomplish the intended objectives in TV production, both multi and single camera, as well as filmmaking.
- Communication skills to create the mood and vision contributing to execution of the media project.
- Information literacy of significant theories and artistic movements in the field of cinema, television and emerging media.
- Employment of professional equipment and technical direction to the intended effect.
- Application of editing and other post-production applications to achieve the integrity of the visual plan.
- Writing skills to adapt plots, themes, and concepts from a variety of media, with translation to the project at hand.
- Ability to collaborate with others to accomplish the contracted goals of production.
- Appreciation for the history, contributions, and developments of the entertainment industry.
- Interpolation, evaluation and application of image control tools.
- Awareness of and appreciation for the business practices required to underwrite successful endeavors in film, television, and emerging alternatives