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FilmOur intensive horizontally and vertically integrated program of screenwriting, production and theory/criticism prepares students for creative roles in the film and television industry.
Cheney, WA 99004
The Film program prepares students for creative roles in the filmic arts. The 81-credit program provides intensive experience in production and writing as well as film history, theory, and criticism. Graduates write a classically structured, feature-length screenplay and complete an advanced production project or a theory/criticism project. A faculty-student panel reviews both the screenplay and the project as a part of the Senior Capstone experience. The Film Program provides students with audio and video editing suites, field production equipment, and a variety of production facilities.
Full admission to the program in Film is restricted to fall quarter and the Film program requires a very specific sequence of courses. Failure to complete courses as they are offered will result in a significant delay in progress toward graduation because most courses are offered only once a year. Students should declare their major status no later than the fall quarter that they intend to begin their major in FILM and to consult with the department chair about the program and its requirements. Students are encouraged to complete all, or nearly all, of their GECR courses before beginning the Film program. Transfer students, including students with AA degrees, must complete FILM 214 no later than their first fall quarter in the program. To apply for a major status, students can contact the Department Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment with the Department Chair.
High-Definition and one and three chip digital cameras, microphones, lighting and production support tools are available to students enrolled in production courses.
Ten non-linear editing stations, including stations for surround sound and DVD production, are available for students enrolled in production courses.
A fully-equipped studio is available to students enrolled in a production course.
A state-of-the-art screening room, seating 50, is available for course and student project showings. A second state-of-the-art screening room, seating 30, is also available.
The Department of Theatre and Film operates KEWU as a broadcast service for Eastern Washington University and the community. Students may take internships or pursue employment at KEWU.
What are the degree options?
The film major provides intensive experience in production and writing, as well as media theory and criticism. Students are required to write a classically structured, feature-length screenplay and complete a major film/video production or theory/criticism project.
Film minors are also offered in general film, film studies, and screenwriting
What can I do with my degree?
The Film program prepares students for creative roles in the motion picture and television industry.
The location of the campus in proximity to Spokane, a center of motion picture production, allows students to participate in internship programs in a wide range of communication settings.