Bachelor of Arts
Understanding of cinematic media in all its forms (film, television, and new media) as it impacts social, economic and aesthetic issues worldwide.
Awareness of how cinematic media create meaning through technological and formal elements, genre, representation and production practices, and the implications of these meanings for culture and society.
Applied ability to engage in critical writing, research, and media production.
Application of critical abilities and knowledge to encourage the pursuit of internships and career paths within a variety of fields from production to higher education.
Master of Arts
Understanding of the impact, influence and responsibility of national and international film, television and new media technologies from aesthetic, historical, economic and ideological perspectives
Gaining a broad and interdisciplinary knowledge of critical and theoretical approaches to film, television, and new media
Fostering intellectual independence by encouraging individualized and innovative research agendas that engage a variety of critical methodologies
Application of history, theory and practice of media to encourage career paths within a variety of fields from higher education and new technologies to production, archival and curatorial professions and non-profits.
Doctor of Philosophy
Understanding the impact, influence and responsibility of national and international film and television and new media technologies from aesthetic, historical, economic and ideological perspectives
Mastery of the range of critical theories and interdisciplinary competencies including but not limited to the study of global media (transnational studies), media history and theory (including transmedia and cultural studies), and an understanding of the connections among media, society, technology and culture.