Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee,
Denise Bodman, Chair
Date of First Reading: April 26, 2021
Date of Second Reading: August 30, 2021
Title of Motion: Request from the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts – The Sidney Poitier New American Film School – for the establishment of an undergraduate degree – BFA in Film and Media Production
Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.
The BFA in film and media production emphasizes five foundational principles across multiple courses and learning experiences: storytelling and writing for screens; digital image and sound media technologies and aesthetics; ethical and professional practices; creative media making processes; and the expression of each student's unique voice and artistic vision.
Students will find multiple opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration, while developing a deeper understanding of the responsibility of the media artist to the community and society. This is an open-enrollment Bachelor of Fine Art degree, with no "audition" required for entrance. Multiple points of review are incorporated into the program to assure progress, achievement, and preparation for career and post-graduate opportunities.