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2014-2015 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Film + Video, Bachelor of Fine Arts


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Contacts

Peter Rose \ prose@uarts.edu \ 215.717.6554
Program Director

Description

The curriculum for Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Film + Video is built around a progressive sequence of classes designed to teach professional skills and critical viewing habits and to expand the students’ sense of the possibilities of the media. An introduction to fundamental ideas and techniques comprises the first two years. Within the two remaining years, the student will refine techniques, pursue activities directly related to professional practice, understand the larger cultural and aesthetic context in which their work functions, and develop a sense of personal vision. Classes involve a synthesis of hands-on instruction, lectures, screenings and critiques.

Program Objectives

Students graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film + Video will:

  • Express a developed personal, artistic vision
  • Demonstrate technical and aesthetic proficiency in creating films
  • Acquire professional film skills in a collaborative environment
  • Develop an understanding of professional practices in the field of film
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills and the ability to analyze various historical and cultural contexts in film

This major provides students with a background in all phases of media production, including digital cinematography, sound and image editing, lighting, and sound/image manipulation. Film + Video students acquire a strong background in criticism, theory, and the history of media and take advantage of a wide range of internship and study abroad opportunities.

Program Requirements (126 credits)

University Common Curriculum (4.5 Credits)


Additional information available on the University Common Curriculum  page.

CAMD College Core (18 credits)


Required CAMD Core


Image/Time


  • Select 1 course from subjects: IMAG or TIME

Object/Environment


  • Select 1 course from subjects: OBJT or ENVI

Image/Time/Object/Environment


  • Select 2 courses from subjects: IMAG, TIME, OBJT, or ENVI

CAMD School Core (6 credits)


All CAMD students are required to complete 6 credits of School Core coursework during their first three semesters.  Students are free to select courses from any school or cross-college program.  Refer to the CAMD School Core  page for additional information.

Discipline History (12 credits)


Liberal Arts Distribution (30 credits)


Humanities Seminar (3 credits)


  • Select 1 course from subject HUMS

Period Interpretation (6 credits)


  • Select 1 course from subject PIPT
  • Select 1 course from subject PITC

Scientific Inquiry Foundation Track (3 credits)


  • Select 1 course from subject SIFT

Liberal Arts Electives (12 credits)


  • Select courses from subjects:
    • AHST (Art History), HIST (History)
    • ARAB (Arabic), FRCH (French), ITAL (Italian), LITT (Literature)
    • PHIL (Philosophy), RELI (Religion)
    • MATH (Math), SCIE (Science)
    • ANTH (Anthropology), PHIL (Philosophy), PSYC (Psychology), SOCI (Sociology)
    • STCU (Cultural Studies), STDA (Dance Studies), STGS (Gender & Sexuality Studies),
      STMU (Music Studies), STPF (Performance Studies) 
  • Select courses from  : Art History or LA Elective.

Electives (18 credits)


  • Complete 18 credits of free electives. This requirement is satisfied by any undergraduate course that isn’t required by the program.