The major in film and digital media at Cleveland State University introduces students to the ubiquitous presence that film, digital communication, and broadcast media occupy in contemporary life. The major gives students an appreciation of the role technology plays in society, of the cultural foundations of film, and of the complex influences of media on human behavior.
The major, housed in the Division of Media Arts and Technology, has three sequences: film, digital media and media studies.
"...Bond. James Bond." "Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you're gonna get." "Frankly, my dear. I don't give a damn." "You talkin' to me?" "I'll be back." These are just a few of the most famous quotes in film history according to the Guinness Book of Film. More quotes and movie history can be found at http://www.filmsite.org/
For more than a decade, the study of film has been one of the fastest growing disciplines at American colleges and universities. Film studies students normally follow one of two career directions. Most students directly enter the communications job market. Advertising, public relations, technical writing, educational media and free-lance filmmaking are just a few career possibilities.
Some students continue their education in graduate school. As many as one-fourth of the film courses taught in the United States are graduate courses. In addition to graduate studies in film, other disciplines include American studies, popular culture, library studies, broadcasting and public communications. Students work closely with the film studies adviser to select coursework both inside and outside the program. This requires planning at three levels: 1. Selecting the right courses from within the film studies program; 2. Selecting courses from outside electives that are directed toward vocational preparation; and 3. Developing an Internship (optional).
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|Present specific viewpoints||Influential/persuasion skills|
|Synthesizing information||Interpretation skills|
|Reporting and editing skills||Create entertaining and persuasive messages|
|Evaluate ideas and presentation||Gather information and data|
|Compare and contrast evidence||Evaluate information and sources|
|Critical thinking skills||Develop market research|
|Measure media effects||Planning and managing skills|
|Work with deadlines||Work independently|
|Attention to details||Work in teams / small groups|
|Rewriting and editing with others||Understand institutional and cultural values|
|Identify and manage different needs of individuals, groups, etc.||Explaining processes and plans|