Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and Film with a concentration in filmmaking

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About the Program

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and Film with a concentration in filmmaking will expose you to working photographers, filmmakers and industry trends through seminars, guest lectures, field trips and workshops. Your courses will include both theoretical study and hands-on experience in the fields of fiction, documentary and experimental filmmaking.

You’ll have access to Super 8mm, 16mm and digital cameras and sound technology, and graduate with a number of films that you’ve written, produced, shot, directed, edited and publicly screened. You will graduate with a number of short works in film and new media you have written, produced, directed, lensed and edited, and you will have ample opportunity to learn a range of professional crew positions. You will also graduate with a clearly defined senior thesis capstone film, developed and mentored over the course of your senior year, and presented in a public screening.

The Department of Photography and Film also offers a photography concentration.

Some classes you might take in this major:

  • Darkroom
  • Digital Imaging
  • Writing for the Screen
  • Sound and Color
  • Professional Practice

Our alumni are:

  • Commercial and freelance photographers
  • Video and branded content producers
  • Arts educators and administrators
  • Independent artists and filmmakers
  • Film editors and technicians

art foundation

The Art Foundation program (AFO) is the required first year for all undergraduate programs in the visual art and design departments. It provides you with an intellectually rigorous, studio-based experience in the fundamental issues of art and design. AFO is designed to help you foster an enthusiasm for your work and the means to reflect analytically and critically. Completion of the Art Foundation Program is a prerequisite for entry into all visual arts and design departments: Art Education, Communication Arts, Craft/Material Studies, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Kinetic Imaging, Painting + Printmaking, Photography + Film, and Sculpture + Extended Media.

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