Depth and breadth of knowledge
- Demonstrate a general knowledge of the history of cinema from its beginning to the present including major international films, artists, and movements.
- Understand the key concepts and debates underlying theories of cinema and media.
- Engage with multiple cultural perspectives.
Knowledge of methodologies
- Demonstrate critical understanding of the technological and creative processes involved in the writing and production of film works of all types.
- Grasp the fundamentals of cinema and media analysis in the context of general critical thinking and analytical skills.
- Understand the basics of storytelling craft in the construction of fiction, documentary and alternative films.
Application of knowledge
- Employ critical and creative research and writing skills.
- Conduct research of print, electronic, and visual resource texts.
- Accept constructive feedback and revise work effectively.
- Engage with the ethical and social issues surrounding the production and dissemination of moving images and sound.
- Use best practices for environmental sustainability.
- Analyze, argue and communicate clearly in a range of oral and written forms, addressing diverse audiences.
- Work collaboratively and ethically with others and foster a shared learning environment.
- Effectively research, develop, present, critically evaluate and give peer feedback on creative and scholarly work.
Awareness of limitations of knowledge
- Understand the limits of their knowledge and how this might influence their analyses and interpretations.
Autonomy and professional capacity
- Identify the industries and institutions involved in the production, distribution and exhibition of film and new media.
- Meet deadlines and develop a rigorous discipline in academic and creative work
There are also specific learning objectives for each of our three undergraduate programs:
BFA in Production learning objectives
BA in Cinema and Media Studies learning objectives
BFA in Screenwriting learning objectives