The Filmmaking concentration is a fully integrated, immersive experience. Students learn by doing with a hands-on curriculum focused on the following fundamental elements:
Students explore the full range of directorial responsibilities: working and communicating effectively with actors. Designing your shots. Translating your script to a shot list. Managing and executing your shoot.
Cinematography & Lighting
How to shoot. How to light. How to use the equipment from a technical standpoint. If you have an image in your head, we want to give you the capability of capturing that image on-screen.
At the heart of every great movie is a great script. Every student is mentored and guided through the completion a feature length script and also writes the scripts for the short films they are shooting throughout the course of the program.
Editing and Post Production
Students develop mastery of the technical skills and an understanding of the conceptual principles of editing. Good cuts. Effective pacing. Compelling visual storytelling.
Film History & Film Analysis
Students enhance their hands-on skills by analyzing how the most successful filmmakers from every era utilize the same skills and abilities they are developing.
Students put together their demo reel and resume. Clarify their long-term, intermediate-term, and short-term career goals; along with specific plans of action. Prepare to make the transition from film student to working professional.