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Film and Media Arts | Learning Outcomes

BA Degree

Digital and Traditional Media Production

Integrate key elements into a cohesive, compelling production, as appropriate to the medium, including:

  • Clearly defined concept for their production.

  • A compelling story.

  • Compelling and believable characters.

  • A clear script that is in keeping with industry standards.

  • Cinematography that conveys the story and characters in an aesthetically appealing way.

  • Directing that displays a well-managed and coherent vision.

  • Appropriate editing and graphics techniques that realize the production's aesthetic.

  • Appropriate sound and music that realize the production?s aesthetic.

  • Appropriate use of the performance of actors, subjects, participants in the production.

Social Relevance and Diversity:

  • Ability to describe the social relevance and diversity of material.

Cultural, historical and social context of work:

  • Articulate how their creative work is grounded within a cultural, historical and/or social context.

Effective communication in visual and written form:

  • Express ideas by designing media that provides an informed, coherent, and effective communication both in visual media and written form.

Flexibility and Problem-solving, Critical Analysis, Understanding Industry Trends:

  • Demonstrate ability to be flexible, solve problems, think critically and understand the trends in the film and digital media industry.

Relevance to a liberal arts education:

  • Apply what is learned in the program to other disciplinary areas.

 

MA Degree

Digital and Traditional Media Production:

Integrate key elements into a cohesive, compelling production, as appropriate to the medium, including:

  • Clearly defined concept for their production.
  • A compelling story.
  • Compelling and believable characters.
  • A clear script that is in keeping with industry standards.
  • Cinematography that conveys the story and characters in an aesthetically appealing way.
  • Directing that displays a well-managed and coherent vision.
  • Appropriate editing and graphics techniques that realize the production's aesthetic.
  • Appropriate sound and music that realize the productions aesthetic.
  • Appropriate use of the performance of actors, subjects, participants in the production.

Social Relevance and Diversity:

  • Ability to describe the social relevance and diversity of material.

Cultural, historical and social context of work:

  • Articulate how their creative work is grounded within a cultural, historical and/or social context.

Topic or Skill Concentration:

  • Students can develop a concentration of skills in one or more of the following areas: environmental, social media, emerging media, photography, sound, screenwriting, directing, editing, producing, documentary and/or fiction.

Flexibility and Problem-solving, Critical Analysis, Understanding Industry Trends:

  • Demonstrate ability to be flexible, solve problems, think critically and understand the trends in the film and digital media industry.

Collaborative and Professional Skills:

  • Ability to work collaboratively and professionally.

 

MFA Degree

Digital and Traditional Media Production:

Integrate key elements into a cohesive, compelling production, as appropriate to the medium, including:

  • Clearly defined concept for their production.
  • A compelling story.
  • Compelling and believable characters.
  • A clear script that is in keeping with industry standards.
  • Cinematography that conveys the story and characters in an aesthetically appealing way.
  • Directing that displays a well-managed and coherent vision.
  • Appropriate editing and graphics techniques that realize the production’s aesthetic.
  • Appropriate sound and music that realize the production’s aesthetic.
  • Appropriate use of the performance of actors, subjects, participants in the production.

Authorial, Creative, and Aesthetic Integrity:

  • Demonstrates ability to produce work with Authorial, Creative, and Aesthetic Integrity and a creative Voice and Vision

Cultural, historical and social context of work:

  • Articulate how their creative work is grounded within a cultural, historical and/or social context.

Social Relevance and Diversity:

  • Ability to describe the social relevance and diversity of material.

Theoretical Foundation (media theories, history or separate element):

  • Ability to describe the theoretical foundation of work and its contribution to scholarship.

Flexibility and Problem-solving, Critical Analysis, Understanding Industry Trends:

  • Demonstrate ability to be flexible, solve problems, think critically and understand the trends in the film and digital media industry.