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What will I learn?

Program Learning Outcomes

The B.A. in Cinema’s learning objectives strive to enable students to:

  • Acquire basic skills in the critical analysis of films, focused by the analysis of representative film texts from a range of periods and cultures.
  • Relate cinema to the production, distribution, and exhibition industries, the other arts, and to society.
  • Identify contemporary technological, artistic, and industrial trends in the cinematic arts.
  • Acquire the basic technical skills necessary for cinematic expression (animation, filmmaking, and screenwriting).
  • Locate personal voice in the creation of the cinematic arts.
  • Produce competent and sustained research papers evidencing knowledge of major topics, theories, and methods.

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal and Creative Arts

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$16,944.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected May, September 2022

Start date

24 January 2022

Venue

College of Liberal and Creative Arts

1600 Holloway Ave,

SAN FRANCISCO,

California,

94132, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed a high school/ secondary school and have a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) in the 4.0 grading scale or B- average, and that you have, or will have, the equivalent of US high school completion.

For international students

Complete a secondary/high school curriculum that totals 12 years of primary-secondary education, be qualified to enter a university in your home country and have a good scholastic record from an accredited/recognized school. Have a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) in the 4.0 grading scale or B- average in academic courses completed after 9th grade.

TOEFL score of at least 61, IELTS score of at least 6.0 or PTE score of at least 45 is required.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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