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Film & Video
Whether you’re interested in communication theories behind film and television, or you want to create your own films or designing digital video and animations, our faculty has a wide range of critical and practical programs and courses to enhance your studies.
Selected programs and courses
The film program in the School for the Contemporary Arts combines rigorous technical training and skills development with extensive instruction in cinema studies and history. Students draw on courses throughout the School to deepen their understanding of other artistic disciplines — an understanding we consider essential to the creative life of every successful film and media artist.
This program in the School for the Contemporary Arts investigates art and culture with attention to the historically changing forms of class, gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality and aesthetics. It provides students with the knowledge, research and communication skills needed to participate effectively in contemporary debates about art and culture. Course selection beyond the program’s core requirements is flexible, and students are encouraged to shape their studies in the school, or in the University at large.
Both the BA and BSc programs in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology offer an opportunity to work in video related to media and digital arts, user experience theory, and design. Students are encouraged to take their studies in a direction that most interests them and to collaborate with their peers and instructors while building a portfolio of impressive work.
This course examines the growing role that video is playing in a variety of public relations, industrial, advocacy and educational contexts. The emphasis is on issues of communication design in relation to the goals and values in specific communication forums.
A more theoretical approach to the study of film and video, this course examines television both as a medium of communication and an element of culture.
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