College: College of Arts and Sciences
Degrees: B.A., minor
See Also: Department of Communication
The disciplines of communication are concerned with the processes and effects of human communication in a variety of contexts ranging from interpersonal communication through the mass media. The Department of Communication provides courses of study that develop knowledge and skills in managing face-to-face communication, knowledge about the nature and social functions of the mass media, and the skills necessary for communication careers. The major in film and video is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand and apply this complex discipline in both an intellectual and artistic way. This is reflected in the program structure, which includes critical studies (history, theory, industry, and criticism), production (film, video, digital), and writing.
The Film and Video major will find employment in a variety of fields, including Actor, Writer, Artist, Designer, Editor, Camera Operator, Director, Producer, Historian, Librarian, and Critic.
This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses for students to follow, including milestones that should be met each year.