Film and television: The twin pillars of the entertainment industry. The BFA in Cinema-Television is designed to make you a versatile storyteller by exposing you to the production methods and pipeline for diverse distribution channels and platforms..
The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Cinema-Television is a cross-disciplinary program that provides experience with the entire content creation and production process. You'll explore the entertainment industry from a business, technical, and creative perspective, using professional equipment and industry-standard techniques while you work toward creating a portfolio that showcases your skill and personal artistic vision.
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 and television development, production, and post-production.
A solid liberal arts foundation gives you the context of the theory, history, and philosophy you’ll need to build your future in the world of entertainment and creative media. You'll choose from humanities, natural science, and social science electives that expose 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, and Writing.
Choose Your EmphasisThose pursuing a BFA in Cinema-Television will have the opportunity to specialize in any of the fields below.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the BFA Cinema-Television program 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