Film Media B.A.

Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate advanced skills in the areas of speaking, reading, and writing. They will demonstrate the ability to think critically and show an overall knowledge of film culture and technologies.

Film/Media Student Learning Outcomes

  1.     Students can effectively use communication strategies, i.e., identify a subject, organize ideas, hypothesize, argue a point of view, and formulate a thesis, supported by evidence.
  1.     Students demonstrate ability to work collaboratively and can effectively participate as a member of a film crew and as a voice in group projects.
  1.     Students are able to understand texts which are conceptually abstract and linguistically complex and/or texts which address unfamiliar topics, e.g., scholarly articles, critical essays, technical documents.
  1.     Students are able to identify, analyze and evaluate the aesthetic qualities of cinema.
  1.     Students can demonstrate an overall knowledge of film culture and the role of cultural knowledge in its diversity, i.e., the historical and ideological forces surrounding and supporting (e.g., social, artistic, industrial, and industrial factors and their interrelationships).

  2.     Students are able to recognize the varieties and potentialities of different forms of film media, e.g., narrative, documentary, experimental, commercial, etc.
  1.     Students are able to demonstrate familiarity with media production equipment and technologies, including film/digital processes, editing and post-production software and workflow.
  1.     Students will demonstrate the ability to clarify or critique film texts orally and in writing, generalize without oversimplifying, distinguish fact from opinion, compare and contrast ideas, clarify issues, make interdisciplinary connections, compare perspectives, exercise fair-mindedness, and think independently.
  1.     Students understand the process of pre-production including creating treatments, scripts, and other pre-production materials.