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.