Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcomes are statements by faculty members that describe the most important things students will know and be able to do when they graduate from a program.

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Upon graduating from the Film and Media AAS program, students will be able to:

  • deploy the full range of analytic tools in criticism of films and other moving image products (e.g., television or advertising);
  • apply a working knowledge of cinema history in evaluating films and videos;
  • demonstrate effective use of camera position, framing, and selection of lenses in a wide range of filming situations;
  • employ appropriate editing strategies (e.g., montage, continuity, etc.) in a variety of film projects;
  • create lighting strategies appropriate to the cinematography and subject matter in short films;
  • record, mix, and edit sound for film, including dialogue, sound effects, and music;
  • produce, write, shoot, and edit brief documentary films of high quality; and
  • write short-form screenplays that exhibit dramatic tension, character development, and well-crafted dialog.

Bachelor of Science Degree

Upon graduating from the Film and Media BS program, students will be able to:

  • develop complex argumentative strategies for long-form documentary films;
  • write scholarly essays on films, filmmakers, or industry practices that employ important theoretical concepts of Film and Media studies;
  • speak with informed confidence about the cinema history and cinema culture of at least one country or region in addition to the U.S.;
  • create long-form screenplays that conform to industry standards for format and story structure;
  • apply special expertise in sound design, post-production digital techniques, costuming, performance, etc. to any film project; and
  • produce 10-30 minute films of professional quality in various genres.