The Bachelor of Arts in Digital Film with an Emphasis in Screenwriting degree develops leaders in the fields of narrative film and video production in roles such as director, cinematographer, editor, sound mixer, videographer, producer and screenwriter. This screenwriting degree prepares students to become filmmakers or to specialize. The program is built on developing a strong foundation in the narrative storytelling, creativity, technical skills, and hands on experience necessary to design and deliver poignant messages.
Students enrolled in the screenwriting degree will be provided with information on the impact, use and history of entertainment guilds and unions. Students have the opportunity to analyze and implement advanced techniques in creating cinema screenplays, including using traditional storytelling and classic mythology. In addition, students are provided with the skills to learn to adapt various forms of media into screenplays.
Digital film students will gain an introduction to cinema, including a study of the multiple eras and movements in film history. The technical and aesthetic aspects of small format digital production are explored as well as the basic principles of motion picture production. The process beyond the creation of the production, including film financing, budgeting and distribution is also examined. Students are provided with skills and experience in acting and directing, as well as cinematography and screenwriting.
* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.