Critical thinking and creative work go hand in hand in the Film and Electronic Arts Program, which integrates various creative practices with the study of theory and criticism. For example, all filmmaking majors take courses in film history and video production, and a student writing a Senior Project in the history of film and electronic arts will have taken some kind of creative production workshop.
The program encourages interest in a wide range of expressive modes in film, video, and the expanding field of computer-based art. These include screenwriting, animation, narrative and nonnarrative filmmaking, documentary, and interactive video.
Regardless of a student''s choice of specialization, the program''s emphasis leans toward neither fixed professional formulas nor mere technical expertise, but toward imaginative engagement and the cultivation of an individual artistic voice that has command over the entire creative process.