2017-2018 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]
Photo + Film Media, Bachelor of Fine Arts
Programs > Programs in the College of Art, Media, & Design
Contacts Description Program Objectives Academic Plan Program Requirements
College of Art, Media & Design
School of Film
Liberal Arts Distribution
Anne Massoni \ email@example.com \ 215.717.6303
Wendy Weinberg \ firstname.lastname@example.org \ 215.717.6305
In both photography and film, the lens is crucial: it gathers light and affects depth, image size, angles, distance, and perspective. The lens is the focus of the many technical and aesthetic decisions you will make to tell your stories and express your individual artistic vision. As we shift toward a media environment that is increasingly digital, filmmakers and photographers move more freely between the two mediums, challenging traditional boundaries and expanding what is possible both technically and creatively.
The major in Photo + Film Media will allow you to explore the possibilities of film and photography at the same time, to consider the complex relationship between still images and the moving pictures, to acquire an understanding of the larger cultural, historical and aesthetic contexts of each field and how they interrelate, to learn photography and film techniques, and to create a capstone project of your choosing that integrates film and photography in innovative ways.
Working closely with award-winning, professional photographers and filmmakers, and in collaboration with your peers, your classes are a mixture of hands-on instruction, lectures, screenings and critiques. You can take advantage of study abroad and internship opportunities, and elective credits allow you to explore your chosen fields more deeply, or to sample the wide range of visual and performing arts offerings throughout the university.
Armed with knowledge and skills in both areas, upon graduation you will be poised not only to pursue professional careers in film and photography, but also to break new ground, creating inventive and exciting hybrid works yet to be imagined.
Students graduating with a BFA in Photo + Film Media will demonstrate:
- a developed personal, artistic vision.
- critical thinking skills and analyses of various genres, and historical and cultural contexts in film and photography.
- an ability to traverse the traditional boundaries between photography and film
- an ability to synthesize film and photographic techniques to create innovative hybrid work.
- technical and aesthetic proficiency in creating photographs and films.
- an understanding of professional practices in the fields of film and photography.
- professional photography and film skills in a collaborative environment.
Academic plans provide a semester by semester suggested course sequence. Plans can be customized through discussions with academic advisors.
Program Requirements (126 credits)