Program Learning Outcomes

Assessment occurs at the point of final review of the student’s thesis and portfolio that may include screenwriting, professional websites, resumes, production paperwork, and written thesis.

Essential Skills & Competencies

Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate fluency in visual storytelling as it pertains to screenwriting
  • Exhibit a mastery of technical skills relevant to media production
  • Display an understanding of emerging filmed entertainment technologies

Critical Thinking & Creative Process

Graduates will be able to:

  • Initiate critical thinking and apply stylistic choices with vision and originality
  • Conduct advanced research examining cinematic arts from an analytical perspective

Cultural Literacy & Contextual Relevance

Graduates will be able to:

  • Create productions with an understanding of filmed entertainment as a global commodity
  • Appraise the context and reception of their creative production
  • Conceive a scholarly contribution that meaningfully adds to the artistic and intellectual discourse in the field

Areas of Specialization + Expertise

Graduates will be able to:

  • Create productions that meet the highest professional standards in one or more of the fundamental disciplines, including directing, cinematography, editing, screenwriting, production design, and producing
  • Explore craft in innovative and resourceful ways

Professional Practice

Graduates will be able to:

  • Recognize the evolving nature of the entertainment industry
  • Exercise effective communication, collaboration and leadership skills
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the business, economic, legal, moral, and social ramifications of their practice