The Cinematic Arts and Technology minor prepares you for careers or further study in film, television, animation, radio, and media arts.

Required Courses

Complete the following course:

Complete ONE of the following course combinations:

*This course is required in order to take all production courses
**This course is required in order to take storytelling courses

Complete TWO of the following courses:

Learning outcomes

HIstorical, theoretical, and analytical understanding

Students develop fluency in media criticism, media history, and media ethics in order to describe and analyze the major historical movements (events, artists, genres, developments, etc.) and their interrelationships. Students learn to understand media contextually, in relationship to social movements and between aesthetics and content. Students apply ethical, social, and political analysis in critique.

Contemporary storytelling

Students demonstrate fundamental concepts of storytelling through written analysis and by creating various story forms using sound, image, and text. Students practice developing written and visual content through such processes as story treatments, storyboarding, script writing, art direction, and visualization techniques.

media practice and innovation

Students develop intellectual approaches and craftsmanship in media production through experiences to include writing, directing, cinematography, editing, designing, and producing. Students demonstrate knowledge of new trends in form and content by creating meaningful, innovative, and contemporary projects.