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Undergraduate Day Catalog 2020-2021 
Undergraduate Day Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cinema Arts, B.A.

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120 Credit Hours*

Program Learning Outcomes

“Expected student learning outcomes specify the knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes students are expected to attain in courses or in a program.” Page 69. Resource Manual for the Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), 2018.

  1. Articulate the various elements of story structure in moving pictures and apply that knowledge to a specific profession within the entertainment industry. 
  2. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of redemptive storytelling in relation to a Christian worldview through film and television activities.
  3. Students should be able to dynamically communicate narratives utilizing various aesthetic and technological storytelling tools. 
  4. Demonstrate through coursework an understanding of historical significance for cinema-television and mass media. 

General Education Requirements - 43 Credit Hours

Cinema Arts majors must meet the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements  as set out in the General Education Program .

General Education Recommendations

  • Fine Arts Requirement: Cinema Arts majors must take any Theatre (THE) course for a minimum of two credit hours to fulfill the Fine Arts requirement.
  • Global Studies Requirement: Cinema Arts majors must take CIN 3123 - International Cinema  to fulfill the Global Studies requirement.
  • Social Science Requirement: Cinema Arts majors should carefully consider taking COM 3573   - Communication Research Methods to fulfill the Social Science requirement.

Production Labs - 5-8 Credit Hours

All Cinema Arts majors must enroll in and successfully complete CIN 3021   - Cinema-Television Production Lab in each semester beginning upon declaration of their major. This lab may be repeated for a total of 8 credit hours.


*A minor and 2-8 additional credit hours are required to meet the 120 total and the 42 upper-division credit hour requirement.

Sample Degree Plan

Cinema Arts Degree Plan  

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