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Film Studies

Chapman University

48 months
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56830 USD/year
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About

The B.A. in Film Studies program at Chapman University offers a comprehensive study of film from a historical and critical perspective.

Overview

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.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Visual Storytelling
  • Introduction to Film Aesthetics
  • Film Analysis
  • History of Film to 1959
  • History of Film 1960–Present
  • History of Television

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
Start practicing IELTS today!
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    56830 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28415 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    56830 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28415 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Los Angeles

1520 - 2570 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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