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Learning Outcomes

Students graduating with a bachelor’s degree in film studies will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate their understanding of the critical and technical language associated with film studies, including genres, classic narrative and non-narrative forms, mise-en-scène, cinematography, editing, sound, and modes of screen reality. 
  2. Demonstrate their critical thinking, analytical, research, and public presentation skills as well as the use of print and technology sources appropriate to the discipline of film studies, including their application to issues of ethnic, gender, and cultural diversity. 
  3. Demonstrate their ability to articulate, through close reading and writing, their own worldviews. They will be able to explain and respond thoughtfully to the religious, social, ideological, spiritual, moral, and ethical values implied in film texts through their close readings and reflections. 
  4. [Students with an emphasis in Production and Screenwriting:] Demonstrate their skills in the praxis of film production and screenwriting.