Turn your stories into multisensory experiences.
From viral sensations to blockbuster hits, filmmakers have more options than ever when it comes to finding an audience. Independent filmmaking is anything but— it’s a well oiled machine composed of many parts, all working together to achieve a single goal.
Digital Cinematography Bachelor's Degree – Online
This program merges the artistic concepts of traditional filmmaking with the technological tools used in everything from independent news gathering and documentary filmmaking, to commercial production and web video.
- Directing ‐ Students learn techniques for directing, acting, casting, and composition and will work in different areas of directing – from preproduction, to postproduction delivery, to critical evaluation.
- Film Criticism ‐ Students gain an appreciation for how filmmakers create meaningful experiences for their audiences while also developing skills to critique others' work and manage critiques from clients.
- Art Design & Location Shooting ‐ Students look at set choices and production venues through the logistical needs of the camera while focusing on the decision-making process to align a script with location scouting and art direction.
- Film Criticism
- Art Design & Location Shooting
Film Bachelor's Degree – Campus
Students gain hands-on experience working each position on set on a variety of filmmaking projects, enabling them to get a feel for the role that each crew member plays in production.
- Advanced Production ‐ Students form a crew in their area of specialization to create and complete the development, preproduction, and production processes of their individual projects with mentorship and support from film faculty.
- Broadcast Production ‐ Students examine the techniques and technologies involved in creating multicamera shoots for the news and narrative broadcast television genres while exploring the logistical, structural, and aesthetic methodologies of broadcast production.
- Visual Storytelling ‐ Students learn writing, directing, producing, cinematography, art direction, makeup, and sound function as elements of the filmmaking process as well as how these specializations intersect during preproduction and production.
- Advanced Production
- Broadcast Production
- Visual Storytelling
Film Production Master's Degree – Campus
Students receive an advanced education in behind-the-scenes filmmaking – working in teams to complete real films, while focusing on fundamentals such as storytelling, visual aesthetics, and technical roles.
- Visual Storytelling Techniques and Technology ‐ The course curriculum will build upon themes from introductory courses to illustrate how directors enhance the dramatic effect of scenes through lighting, location, blocking, movement, and other techniques.
- Filmmaking Concepts and Practices ‐ Students will learn how to apply filmmaking concepts and theory to the practice of film production in terms of production design, cinematography, and film aesthetics.
- Business of Film ‐ Students will examine current industry business models and develop plans to advance their careers in filmmaking.
- Visual Storytelling Techniques and Technology
- Filmmaking Concepts and Practices
- Business of Film