Learning Outcomes

A Film Major will:

  • Foster student knowledge of the history, theory, aesthetics, institutional contexts and different production modes of a selection of international and American films and media, from their beginnings in the 1890’s until the present.

  • Foster student awareness of the historical and theoretical relations of media to structures of power, economics, and ideology.

  • Develop and enhance students’ media literacies through the development of critical, analytical and argumentation skills and independent research.

  • Develop student critical awareness and creative practice with new forms of visual and aural storytelling, and with new media technology and modes of production, distribution, and exhibition.

  • Enhance student learning experiences by fostering student relationships with working professionals with media industries, embedding service learning and/or by developing new opportunities for networking, creative production, and collaboration.