Digital Filmmaking (BFA)

IF FILM IS YOUR CANVAS, WE CAN HELP YOU CREATE INCREDIBLE ART.

 

You hear a song and think of a gorgeous shot to accompany it. You meet people and subconsciously create characters from their personalities. While friends see just a movie, you see a collection of deliberate decisions, careful planning, and an executed vision. If any of these sound familiar, Loyola is the place for you.

 

Our Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Filmmaking degree dives into both the beauty and the business of film within the context of a fine arts program. With our state-of-the-art facilities, industry-recognized and distinguished faculty, and comprehensive curriculum, you'll learn every component of filmmaking, from screenwriting and pre-visualization, to cinematography and directing for the camera, to post-production and editing . But you'll also gain a deep knowledge of the film business from faculty with years of industry experience, and understand the finance, legal issues, marketing, and distribution crucial for success.

 

 

Admission Requirements »

 

2016-2017 Suggested Curriculum Schedule

Freshman Year
Fall Spring
MUIN-M100 Arts & Entertainment Industry Forum MUIN-M100 Arts & Entertainment Industry Forum
FILM-M110 Introduction to the Business of Film FILM-M200 Film Production Management
FILM-M115 Intro to Digital Filmmaking FILM-MXXX World Cinema
FYS-T121 First Year Seminar FILM-M225 Script-to-Screen
ENGL-AXXX History of Cinema FILM-M120 Development & Distribution
ENGL-T122 Critical Reading and Writing MATH A115 Intro to Finite Math or MATH T122 Math Models
Sophomore Year
Fall Spring
MUIN-M100 Arts & Entertainment Industry Forum MUIN-M100 Arts & Entertainment Industry Forum
MUIN-M201 Arts & Entertainment Legal Issues I FILM-M210 Practical Film Lighting
FILM-MXXX Writing for the Screen I FILM-MXXX Writing for the Screen II
FILM-M220 Audio for Film and TV FILM-M215 Cinematography
FILM-M425 Video Editing HIST-A404 Documentary and Oral History
Common Curriculum (6 hours) Common Curriculum (6 hours)
Junior Year
Fall Spring
Arts & Entertainment Industry Forum Arts & Entertainment Industry Forum
FILM-M310 Visual Effects for Film FILM-M315 Directing for the Camera
MUIN-M315 Arts & Entertainment Marketing FILM-M320 Digital Pre-Visualization
MUIN-M260 Arts & Entertainment Internship MUIN-M310 Arts & Entertainment Finance
FILM-ENGL Film Studies/Production Elective FILM-ENGL Film Studies/Production Elective
Common Curriculum (6 hours) Common Curriculum (6 hours)
Senior Year
Fall Spring
MUIN-M100 Arts & Entertainment Industry Forum MUIN-M100 Arts & Entertainment Industry Forum
FILM-M450 Senior Film Project FILM-M450 Senior Film Project
MUIN-M335 Music Supervision FILM-M420 Post-Production Workshop in Sound
Advanced Common Curriculum (3 Hours) Advanced Common Curriculum (3 Hours)
MUIN-M400 Arts & Entertainment Entrepreneurship  

Course Descriptions

Learn more about the digital filmmaking courses through Loyola's undergraduate bulletin:

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