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Learning Outcomes

The requirements, reviews, and curriculum for CCA's Film program are designed such that graduating students successfully achieve the following program learning outcomes:

  • Think broadly about film as a medium (inclusive of film-based installation, performance, and new media), considering narrative and non-narrative modes of making, and different contexts of exhibition, dissemination and dialogue.
  • Apply narrative and storytelling concepts and dynamics when appropriate to critiquing, analyzing and making fiction and non-fiction work.
  • Depart from habitual, traditional, and comfortable modes of thinking and making in a manner that allows for new discoveries, innovation, and the continued growth of their practice.
  • Make a film from start to finish, either alone or as part of a group effort.
  • Apply comprehensive knowledge of cinema history and theory to problem-solving and creative decisions in their own work, and in discussing the work of others.
  • Use the tools of cinema, including production and post-production equipment, to experiment with new processes, techniques, and aesthetic possibilities, as well as to perform practice-standard work on their own and others’ projects with acceptable technical facility.
  • Perform research using a variety of methods, with the depth and scope necessary to realize a work to its fullest potential.
  • Create work that exhibits a distinctive voice and/or contributes to further development of the moving image and sound arts.