Film & Video
About Film & Video
Students begin by taking foundation courses that cover story development, the history and aesthetics of film and video, technical fundamentals, and the craft basics of the filmmaker at work. Once the foundation curriculum is completed, students may take advanced classes across a wide variety of specialties including Sound for Cinema, Cinematography, Cinema Studies, Directing, Documentary, Post-Production, Producing, Screenwriting, and Animation (Traditional and Computer). Students may choose to concentrate in one of these areas or pursue the Film & Video major without a concentration and build their degree with a personalized mix of courses from across the department’s offerings.
Film & Video Website
Recommended First-Semester Classes
All Film students are required to take the Foundations of Film & Video courses. The courses are demanding and will challenge your creative process. There is also an expectation that students have access to a specific laptop (See the Film & Video website for details).
Consider your learning style, personal commitments, interests, and needs to determine the best combination of classes for you in your first semester.
For those students who believe they are ready to take on the demanding nature of the Foundations of Film & Video courses, enroll in your first semester of the sequence. The courses are made up of two linked 4-credit courses, for a total of 8 credit hours.
The course titles and course numbers below:
• Moving Image Art (24-1030)
• Moving Image Production I (24-1031)
You will also be required to purchase a specific computer for this course. More information is available at colum.edu/filmcomputers.