The Motion Picture Arts program provides students with a progressive interdisciplinary education through writing, critical studies, and hands-on curriculum. Students in the motion picture arts program benefit from challenging college-preparatory academics and a comprehensive experience in cinema.
- Screenwriting workshops develop storytelling skills and help students understand the narrative structure of a film.
- Production classes explore directing, editing, cinematography, lighting, music and sound.
- Film history and critical analysis encourage filmmakers to investigate the medium of film, its evolution, and the rapidly changing roles of technology.
- Electives from other disciplines, such as acting and photography, give students a deeper understanding of the components of motion pictures.
Students graduate with enriched opportunities to write, produce, direct and edit projects. Student work is presented twice a year.
The faculty of the motion picture arts program bring a wide range of experience and expertise in screenwriting, production and direction. Members of the faculty have produced documentary series and television programs, and written for television. Film professionals are regular guests of the program, bringing additional expertise in sound production, lighting, scoring for films, acting and more.