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Film Studies

Boston College

B.A. On Campus
48 months
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59050 USD/year
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About

The Film Studies Program from Boston College has arisen out of a need and desire to assist students in developing critical and technical skills in the area of film.The Film Studies major applies the liberal arts tradition to the present-day culture of images and technologies.

Overview

Video, photography, and television also play a supportive role in the development of these skills. As a part of the Film Studies Program, a student can pursue any of the electives dealing with the above aspects of communications.

Students are encouraged to widen and deepen their understanding of the medium through additional courses in Art History, Studio Art, Theater, and Communication.

 While this Film Studies major from Boston College  provides a solid foundation for further studies and professional involvement in the industry, it also offers the liberal arts student a broad-based preparation for other career options.

Learning Outcomes

A student completing a Film Major in the context of Liberal Arts will be evaluated prior to graduation on the following points before a panel of two or three faculty members:

  • General View of Film: Based on the initial course in Introduction to Film Art
  • Film Production: Intermediate grasp of sound, lighting, composition
  • Film Editing: Digital editing for a film production (Final Cut Pro or Avid non-linear)
  • History: Solid grasp of American film( feature and documentary), basic knowledge of foreign film (European, Mid-East, Latin American, or World Cinema)
  • Criticism: Ability to grasp nuances in script, characterization, camera work, etc.
  • Written Expression: Clarity and proper grammar for essay writing; structure, for screenwriting, with a focus on narrative.
  • Research: Ability to do scholarly research and documentation

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • American Film History : Early Years
  • American Film History: Studio Era
  • American Film History: Pre-War Period
  • Post-Classical Period
  • Screenwriter
  • Independent American Film
  • Cinema / Greater Mid East
  • Korean Cinema
  • The Comic Film
  • Independent American Film
  • Maverick Hollywood Directors
  • The Cinema of Revolution & Revolt
  • American Directors Series
  • American Classical Period
  • American Classic Auteurs

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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.
100
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).
7.5
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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

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.
100
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).
7.5
Start practicing IELTS today!

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Standardized Testing
    • International applicants must submit TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo English Test examination scores.
    • Curriculum Evaluation
    • All students are required to submit an official high/secondary school transcript. 
    • Supporting Materials
    • The School Report and Counselor Recommendation Form 
    • Teacher Evaluations 
    • Application Fee
    • English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    59050 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 59050 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    59050 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 59050 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.

Funding

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