The potential power of film is intimidating, elusive and intoxicating. The Film Department’s faculty understands this challenge. It’s comprised of professional filmmakers who still experience the intimidation, continue to search for new ways to speak to an audience and are elated when their work makes a difference in someone’s life. Art Center can help students find their voice as a filmmaker while preparing them for an industry in which the only constant is change.
The curriculum emphasizes writing as the foundation for conceptual development over a broad creative spectrum—narratives, documentaries, commercial/public-service announcements, music videos and experimental formats. Traditional and digital filmmaking is explored from historical, philosophical, aesthetic and technical perspectives. Film majors collaborate with students in other disciplines, as well as with professional film artists and designers