Program Learning Outcomes

Mission Statement

In an evolving industry, one constant remains: Filmmakers must be strong visual and narrative storytellers. We believe in learning by making. Success in the entertainment industry requires a broader base of knowledge than ever before. And with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities located in Los Angeles, the world’s entertainment capital, we equip our Film students with the latest production and post-production tools and encourage them to begin shooting immediately. Students receive a strong foundational instruction in all aspects of storytelling for screens big and small. They then choose a specific track: cinematography, editing or directing. Upon completing the program, graduates will have had the opportunity to write and direct a film and develop a reel of individual work.

Essential Skills & Competencies

Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate fluency in visual storytelling (screenwriting).

Areas of Specialization and Expertise

Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate mastery of technical skills in one or more of the following areas of emphasis: Directing, Cinematography, Editing

Critical Thinking & Creative Process

Graduates will:

  • Develop creative vision and apply appropriate stylistic choices.

Cultural Literacy & Contextual Relevance

Graduates will be able to:

  • Be aware of the context and reception of their creative production, understand that filmed entertainment is a global commodity.

Professional Practice

Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the economic, legal, and professional aspects of the media business.