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The Cinematic Arts & Technology Minor is a hands-on program that prepares students for careers that incorporate film, broadcast, and interactive media across commercial, independent, and community sectors.

Required Courses

Please note: Twelve of the units taken to complete a minor (6 of which are upper division) may not be used in fulfillment of other minors, concentrations, or major requirements.

Complete all of the following courses:

Complete two of the following courses:

Learning Outcomes

Historical, Theoretical, and Analytical Understanding

Students develop fluency in media criticism, media history, and media ethics in order to describe and analyze the major historical movements (events, artists, genres, developments, etc.) and their interrelationships. Students learn to understand media contextually, in relationship to social movements and technological developments so that they can describe and analyze relationships between aesthetics and content. Students apply ethical, social, and political analysis in critique.

Research and Development for Cinema

Students demonstrate fundamental concepts of storytelling through written analysis and by creating various story forms using sound, image, and text. Students develop written and visual content through research and pre-production processes. Students evaluate projects through critical analysis.

Media Practice and Innovation

Students develop intellectual approaches and craftsmanship in media production through experiences to include writing, directing, cinematography, editing, designing, and producing. Students demonstrate knowledge of new trends in form and content by creating meaningful, innovative, and contemporary projects.

Cinematic Arts & Technology

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