The Cinematic Arts Minor combines the critical analysis and creative production of the moving image art form, ranging from time-based film and video to new media art. The courses emphasize technical fundamentals and conceptualization, creative experimentation and critical thinking, and personal expression and social responsibility. The instructional approach for many of the courses integrates critical analysis with creative production in order to encourage students to analyze as well as to produce the moving image art form as an engaged critical practice. Students minoring in Cinematic Arts take six full-credit courses from the disciplines of Art, Communication, English, Anthropology, Philosophy, Performing Arts, Theology & Religious Studies, and World Languages and Cultures. Beyond the coursework, an internship elective (ART 195 or COMM 195) provides a hands-on experience that can include assisting with a film exhibition, working as an assistant with a faculty filmmaker or researcher, and other options. (This program is coordinated with the Art and Art History Department and is cross-listed with their section of the course catalog).
Courses required: 6, including two electives.