Cinematic Arts Production Major (BFA)

75 units

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Cinematic Arts Production major is a robust program covering all aspects of film production that prepares graduates for employment in a highly competitive but richly compelling industry. As freshmen, BFA students begin the process of crafting engaging and entertaining stories. In addition to the coveted directing role, students are immersed in writing, production management, cinematography, editing, and sound design, as well as designing and building sets and props. As students progress through this program, they engage in increasingly complex productions and learn to collaborate in several specialty areas. At the junior and senior levels, students assume department head roles on larger-budget films that annually screen at spring semester’s end to full houses in our Hollywood Premiere Night.

Required Courses
CINE 119Introduction to Directing3
CINE 260Cinema-TV Production I5
CINE 280Writing the Short Screenplay3
CINE 295Film and Television Business3
CINE 317Cinematic Design3
CINE 335Cinema-TV Production II5
CINE 361Production Management3
CINE 475Civic Engagement Through Media 13
CINE 490Internship3
CINE 494Production Capstone 2, 33
CINE 496Ethics in Cinematic Arts3
CINE 497Career Preparation for Cinematic Arts3
WRIT 220Writing 2: Film Analysis and Criticism 43
Select one of the following:3
Film and Literature 9
Theology and the Christian Life (Faith and the Arts) 5
Select one of the following:3
History of Television and Digital Media 6
History of Film 6
Select one of the following:3
Film and Social Issues 7
World Cinema 7
Select one of the following:3
Writing 3: Screenwriting 8
Writing 3: Nonfiction Writing for Visual Media 8
Select one of the following:3
Topics in Cinema and History
Contemporary Auteurs
Genre Studies
Topics in Film Analysis
Select four of the following:12
Production Development
Directing for the Camera
Cinematography
Film/Video Editing
Sound Design
Production Design
Documentary and Entrepreneurial Production
Entertainment Development
Entertainment Financing
Entertainment Marketing
Visual Effects and Compositing
Capstone Production Development
Advanced Post Production
Special Topics (Production)
Select one of the following:5
Advanced Television Production
Advanced Cinema Production
Total Units75