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Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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The B.A. in Film is a liberal arts-based program in film history, theory, and criticism, including coursework in film genres, aesthetics, industry and technology, filmmaking and screenwriting, as well as advanced seminars. Degree work culminates in a capstone course in which students do substantive research and writing on topics ranging from eco-cinema to Hollywood stardom, from Detroit media to audience and reception theory.
The B.A. in Film Production is a liberal arts-based B.A. including a solid foundation in film history and theory and a specialized sequence of filmmaking courses. The broad-based approach gives students options to work in narrative, documentary, animation, motion graphics and effects, essay, short-form, and experimental filmmaking. Students get hands-on experience with every aspect of the process, from writing scripts, directing, cinematography, lighting, and audio, to editing and post-production effects work. Degree work culminates in an intensive capstone course that enables students to graduate having produced a substantive thesis film project.