2023-24 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jun 16, 2024  
2023-24 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Cinema Study [BA_CNM]


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Communication and Media Studies Department  
Van Hoesen Hall, Room B-114
607-753-4201
Email: cinema@cortland.edu

Description

The Bachelor of Arts in Cinema Study is an interdisciplinary major focused on the critical study and production of film. Cinema is examined through the lens of aesthetic, cultural, historical and contemporary contexts.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a broad, interdisciplinary understanding of film and its role in society
  2. Demonstrate the ability to use theoretical frameworks and tools in the analysis and interpretation of moving images
  3. Demonstrate basic competence in the creation of associated media: audio, video, script writing, photography, animation, etc. 

Special Features

  • Blackbird Film Festival
  • Structured independent learning opportunities in the areas of
    • Research
    • Writing
    • Production
    • Presentation
    • Internships

Cinema Production: 9 credit hours


At least 9 credit hours of film production coursework, with a minimum of 6 credit hours the upper level — 300 or above.

Capstone: 3 credit hours


Total Credit Hours in the Major: 39


Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 120


Example of the B.A. in Cinema Study over four years


The sample program listed is a model and does not reflect the expectations for all the programs. Students should consult an advisor to obtain up-to-date program requirements and to formulate a degree plan.

Total credit hours for semester: 16


First Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 16


Second Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Second Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Third Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Third Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Fourth Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Fourth Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 13


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