You will explore historical, critical and theoretical aspects of cinema, engaging with global and diverse filmmakers to consider inclusive perspectives on the art of the moving-image. You learn about:
- Film history, developing your awareness and knowledge of filmmaking practices, industries and critical film movements of Hollywood and World Cinemas
- Film genres, such as film noir, the melodrama, the musical, horror, and comedy
- Diversity within cinema, how social and cultural contexts impact film production and reception (including East Asian Cinema, Black Cinema, European Cinema, Australian, Latin American, French, and Mexican-American Cinema)
- Film analysis using classical and contemporary theories that examine sensory film experience
The Film Studies program offered by Chapman University provides you with the foundation to enter the industry as a critic, reviewer, archivist, and also provides you with the skill set to continue on to graduate school in Film Studies, Film Production or any other area within the film and media discipline. Dodge College offers an Integrated Undergrad-M.A. Film Studies degree enabling students to graduate with an M.A. in Film Studies in five years as opposed to six.
- Write well-structured, thesis-driven papers, by identifying core concepts, theories and histories of film and media, applying relevant scholarly sources, in a clear writing style, to formulate and support a critical argument.
- Compare and differentiate between global filmmakers, film aesthetics, and film industries in international cinema.
- Evaluate and analyze historical and theoretical perspectives relevant to film and media, such as genre, form, spectatorship and narrative.
- Produce research papers that demonstrate sophisticated evaluation of film and media scholarship, using specific disciplinary terminology relative to film and media aesthetics, criticism, and history.
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- Introduction to Visual Storytelling
- Introduction to Film Aesthetics
- Film Analysis
- History of Film to 1959
- History of Film 1960–Present
- History of Television
- 48 months
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DisciplinesFilm, Photography & Media View 695 other Masters in Film, Photography & Media in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Complete and submit The Common App and Chapman University Questions.
- Submit a Teacher Evaluation through via the Common App
- Submit official transcripts
- Submit the School Report form
- Pay the application fee or submit a Fee Waiver Request
- All international applicants must submit an International Supplement Form. This form is available after submitting your application.
International56830 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 28415 USD per semester during 48 months.
National56830 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 28415 USD per semester during 48 months.
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