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The Cinema Studies BA Program: Student Learning Outcomes



  1. Students will expand their ability to write and speak clearly.
  2. Students will be able to develop their own arguments.
  3. Students will be able to research and gather information.
  4. Students will be able to synthesize information.
  5. Students will understand institutional and cultural values.
  6. Students will learn the fundamental stylistic aspects of cinema, will understand the theoretical approaches that have dominated film studies, and will develop a firm grasp of the shape of film history as well as a more profound knowledge of a few national cinemas.
  7. Students will be able to start their careers in the entertainment industry, in broadcasting, in law, education, cultural programming, arts management, journalism, information science, or any other field in which strong reading, writing, and critical thinking skills are valued. To this end, students will be encouraged to pursue production options already available on campus. Study abroad and internship opportunities also help to prepare students for their choice of professional careers. The cinema studies board of study will also continue to collaborate with other boards of study on campus in order to provide this essential training.
  8. The most successful cinema studies students will be able to perform well in graduate schools of film, television, or media studies.

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