In this program, students will develop the intellectual and practical tools for filmmaking, including the conception of an idea, preproduction, photographing, editing and marketing the final product. With the guidance of their professors, students will cultivate original ideas for successful, inventive films. The course of study also addresses the historical and critical context of the short film as an art form, its political and socio-cultural dimensions and comparative study of theories for understanding film and video.
Developed for the working professional, classes are held Monday through Thursday, 5:30-8:30pm, with Fridays reserved for studio time, guest lectures, critiques, demonstrations and/or field trips. Additional class time may be scheduled as needed to allow for guest presentations or workshops.
Degree candidates must successfully complete 36 credits, including all required courses, and maintain a 3.0 grade point average. In the summer semester, each student is required to complete and market his or her thesis film. That course will culminate in a juried Film Festival at the SVA Theatre on 23rd Street. Promotional material for the festival is conceived, designed, installed, promoted and organized by graduating students. The thesis films must be reviewed and approved by the thesis committee and the department chair in order for the student to be eligible for degree conferral.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
On April 29, veteran film director and educator Bob Giraldi joins the ranks of advertising legends William Bernbach, Leo Burnett and J. Walter Thompson, and media trailblazers Charlotte Beers,...