The hallmark of the new Film and Video Production Major is the intention of creating filmmakers as storytellers, rather than technical media specialists. Graduates will gain the generalized skills and competencies in all areas of film making while adding in specialty electives, theory, and supporting classes.
Some of the abilities built by the program include:
The film and video production program will educate, equip and train you for a successful career. Below is just a sample of what some of these courses cover:
Students have interned at a wide variety of locations as diverse as local news stations, to feature film sets in Michigan and elsewhere, to working on corporate video productions in local Grand Rapids companies. Through a partnership with the Los Angeles Film Studies Center, students can travel and spend a semester in Los Angeles, taking a few classes and doing an internship with Hollywood businesses. A new semester in Kenya, Africa is also available to students wishing to study documentary filmmaking.