Apr 13, 2024  
Academic Catalog 2023-2024 
Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Film and Video, BA

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The film and video major at Pacific is experiential, exciting and rewarding. Students learn by engaging in hands-on, collaborative production; critical thinking and analysis; and exploring the history of the medium. Students develop their unique storytelling voice by being exposed to different modes of filmmaking including documentary, narrative, experimental, and animated films. Other skills-based classes include screenwriting, cinematography, and post-production. Internship credits in an approved film/video internship can count towards fulfilling the degree requirements for the major.

Major Requirements: 42 Credits

Program Details

Program Length

Four years for a complete BA degree.  Two years for students transferring in with an AAOT degree.  Program length may vary depending upon the student’s course load and academic progress.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and describe key terms and concepts and major trends and periods related to various modes of production (narrative, documentary, experimental, and/or animation), film history, and theory.
  • Demonstrate skills necessary to effectively collaborate and communicate on video project productions, including working in groups, and engaging with peers and professors.
  • Demonstrate the skills required to create quality media productions, including skills in story development, producing, cinematography, editing, and audio production/post production.
  • Demonstrate ability to create a working production schedule that allows time for the iterative process to incorporate feedback and critical reflection.
  • Express a critical understanding of the contextual factors that shape the message in a film or video for a diverse audience.

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