Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts

Bachelor of Arts in Cinema and Television

English

Mission

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts is founded on the belief that art is a fundamental force in national and international culture, and that one of the primary standards by which societies are judged is the quality, creative freedom, critical insight, and formal and technical innovation of the visual art they produce.
The mission of the department is to provide students with the best possible education in the field of visual arts. The department has a long distinguished history of forming artists of the highest caliber. A full-time faculty of working...
artists, in conjunction with a diverse cross- section of accomplished visiting artists, collaborate to foster an environment where the unique talents and perspectives of individual students can merge and flourish.

Program Educational Objectives

1. Graduates from the Bachelor program will work successfully as professional members of the media industry. They should be able to work in a broad range of fields in the media that involve screenwriting, directing, editing, recording and designing sound, production, photojournalism, commercial and artistic photography, television, advertising, web and mobile applications.
2. Graduates will have the ability to produce their own personal work, whether it be fiction film, experimental film, drama, news, TV commercials, documentary film, animated films, still photography, and websites.
3. Graduates will have the ability to function and communicate effectively in the field of media as well as work as ethical and social individuals in society at large.

Program Outcomes

a. Gaining an understanding of major cultural and esthetic movements that have developed throughout history and their influence on art in general and visual media in particular (cinema, TV, photography, and web);
b. Understanding the notion of visual media as an art form focusing on the essentials of style and language in order to communicate ideas;
c. Understanding the basics of a number of analytical methods and their application to a variety of visual productions;
d. Understanding the essential components that constitute images (still, moving, and computer-generated) by manipulating such elements as optical devices, framing, composition, and lighting;
e. Demonstrating an ability to use the technical tools of the various disciplines of the visual arts including directing, producing, editing, cinematography, production design, acting, writing, and sound;
f. Acquiring knowledge of visual effects processes including basic compositing, green screen with live action integration, motion capture, digital effects animation (2D, 3D), rendering, layout, and coloring;
g. Demonstrating an ability to produce and direct different types of visual media (fiction, experimental, drama, news, TV ads, documentary, still photography, websites, and animation);
h. Functioning effectively on an individual as well as a group level in order to produce a communicative visual product.
102 credits
General Education
Behavioral and Social Sciences
6 credits
Civic Engagement
2 credits
English Communication
3 credits
History of Lebanon
3 credits
THT280Introduction to Acting
3 credits
Introduction to different fundamental techniques used in the creation of a character. Emphasis on relaxation, concentration, and development of a role through sensorial and emotional memories. Students will improvise and do monologues as exercises in this introductory course.
PHO224Introduction to Photography
3 credits
Students will acquire the tools needed to manipulate and control cameras. Students will apply these tools to achieve a specific effect in photographic digital images. Students will understand the principles of framing, composing and balance.
Quantitative Reasoning
3 credits
Religious Sciences
3 credits
Science and Health
3 credits
Sports
1 credits
Common Core
PHO225Advanced Black and White
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: PHO120 Or PHO224
Students will acquire advanced skills in black and white photography, both by manipulation of film exposure and processing or through digital tools. The students will apply zone system know-how to control contrast.
TLV352Advanced Editing
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: TLV230 Or TLV351
Students will apply and reinforce techniques of editing on already existing footage. Students will create from these footages a short narrative film.
FLM322Film Language
3 credits
Students will understand the basic semiotics, language, and subjectivity theory (Freudian and Lacanian theory). Students will be able to implement the classical film language theory in films.
FLM240History of American Cinema
3 credits
This course is designed to give students an understanding of the history of American cinema from its beginning in 1895 to the present time. It will focus on the silent cinema of D.W. Griffith, the Burlesque film of C. Chaplin and B. Keaton, the genre films of the studio era, the war and post­war noir film, the new Hollywood cinema of the 1960s, the films of the Movie Brats of the 1970s, and the post­modern cinema of the 1980s and on. Special attention will be given to the evolution of the art of the motion picture, including elements of camera, lighting, sound, editing, production design, and narrative structure and the technological evolution of the motion picture, including aspects of inventions and innovations such as color, widescreen, quality sound, and electronic imagery.
FLM241History of European Cinema
3 credits
This course is designed to give students an understanding of the history of European cinema from its beginning in 1895 to the present time. It will focus on the early films of the Lumière Brothers, the German expressionist school, the Soviet montage schools, the French surrealist cinema, the Italian neo­realist film, the French new wave film, the 2nd Italian renaissance, the new­German cinema, and the Danish Dogme 95 movement. Special attention will be given to the way in which history has shaped not only film content but also its form.
PHO226Introduction of Image Technology
3 credits
Students will understand the different optical terms used in photography. They will be able to identify formulas used generally in photography. They will acquire the necessary terms used in photography and communicate with professionals using them accordingly.
FLM319Introduction to Cinematography
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: PHO121 Or PHO225
Students will acquire knowledge in the theory of film form. Students will apply these different forms through framing, lighting and assembling shots to create a system of expression based on the indirect time movement images.
TLV351Introduction to Editing
3 credits
Students will understand the various theories of montage (Eisenstein, Bazin, Deleuze, etc.), as well as the different styles of montage. Students will be able to use the different tools of nonlinear editing, as well as implement them by making several short videos.
FLM317Introduction to Film Directing
3 credits
Students will acquire a basic understanding of staging, directing actors, framing, and different notions of space and time. Students will apply these basic techniques on short segments of video.
PHO235Introduction to Photography Story-telling
3 credits
Students will acquire techniques and tools to produce still images with sound tracks. Students will apply these techniques on a visual and audio project.
FLM316Introduction to Scriptwriting
3 credits
The students will acquire basic knowledge and techniques of writing a narrative script for film. The students will be able to create and develop characters, and story line for classical film structure.
TLV431Sound Techniques
3 credits
Students will understand the different techniques of acquiring sound in film and television. Students will develop skills in sound pick­up and recording using the appropriate microphones for indoor and outdoor sound recordings.
Specialization - option: Cinema - Mandatory
FLM321Advanced Cinematography
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: FLM220 Or FLM319
Students will acquire advanced knowledge in the theory of film form. Students will apply these forms by manipulating and assembling shots to create a system of visual expression based on the time­images.
FLM417Advanced Directing
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: FLM202 Or FLM317
Students will implement already known techniques in directing, and apply styles and direct actors in short segments.
FLM416Advanced Scriptwriting
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: FLM201 Or FLM316
Students will write and develop a narrative script, either through the adaptation of a story, or from their own life experience.
FLM474Experimental Film
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: FLM317 Or FLM202
Students will create their own short films through a personal approach based on their experiences and developed through all the different phases of idea, production, filming and editing.
FLM473Silent Film
3 credits
Students will write and make their own short silent film. Students will implement already acquire knowledge and apply it cinematically without the use of dialogue.
AUV451Sound Design
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: TLV331 Or TLV431
The students will understand the various means of designing sound for film, using acquired techniques. The students will be able to integrate different sound tracks into a cohesive and well-balanced track.
FLM441Sound Theory of Film
3 credits
The students will understand the basics of sound theory in films, based on different concepts introduced by Michel Chion, Kaja Silverman and Slavoj Zizek, etc. Students will acquire a basic understanding of a critical approach to sound in films.
FLM344Theory and Aesthetics of Film
3 credits
This course focuses on the various theoretical methodologies that have developed in film theory and esthetics and that have proven useful for the analysis of films and cinema, such as realism, genre and auteur, reflexivity, intertextuality, psychoanalysis, and feminism.
Specialization - option: Cinema - Capstone
FLM470Final Project
3 credits
Students will write, shoot, direct and finalize a short film. Students will consult their assigned academic supervisor in the different phases of production and post­production.
Specialization - option: Cinema - Electives
THT425Acting for the Camera
3 credits
Actor camera performance techniques, basic strategies to elicit good performances, and emphasis on problems faced when acting in front of the camera.
TLV461Commercials for Television
3 credits
Students will produce commercials destined for television broadcasting. Students will implement skills and produce a commercial in this course.
FLM475Documentary Film
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: FLM202 Or FLM317
This course covers the study of the documentary genre through definitions, works, styles, forms, strategies, attitudes, conventions, practitioners, and the history of documentary film. It will also focus on the production of a documentary film and will allow students to directly apply cinematic language and esthetics to the stories in reality
TLV464Drama for Television
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: TLV462 Or TLV305
Students will apply acquired knowledge in production of a dramatic episode. They will write and direct, then edit a pilot destined for television broadcasting.
AVC204Introduction to Contemporary Cinema
3 credits
FLM210Music in Films
3 credits
Principles and practices of film and television music tracks, with emphasis on special requirements for motion pictures and television
TLV463Music Video
3 credits
Students will use team work to produce a music video. Students will start from scratch and go through all the phases of music video production from idea, casting, location, editing, etc.
TLV462Television Control Room
3 credits
Students will acquire hands-on experience in the use of visual and sound mixers in the television studio control room. They will produce a program using multi cameras.
TLV420Television Production
3 credits
Students will acquire an introductory knowledge of different phases of production. Students will apply skills on pre­production, casting, technical production, locations, and on the production phase scheduling, transportation, catering, and equipment rentals.
TLV435Video Technology
3 credits
Students will understand the different pieces of equipment used in television, specifically the studio and stage equipment, sound mixers, microphones, image mixers, lights, recorders, etc. Students will learn how digital and analogue signals work, and use the appropriate workflow.
TLV307Writing for Television
3 credits
The students will acquire knowledge of documentary and segment program writing. Students will implement these skills in short exercises destined for television broadcasting.
Specialization - option: Television - Mandatory
TLV461Commercials for Television
3 credits
Students will produce commercials destined for television broadcasting. Students will implement skills and produce a commercial in this course.
FLM475Documentary Film
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: FLM202 Or FLM317
This course covers the study of the documentary genre through definitions, works, styles, forms, strategies, attitudes, conventions, practitioners, and the history of documentary film. It will also focus on the production of a documentary film and will allow students to directly apply cinematic language and esthetics to the stories in reality
TLV464Drama for Television
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: TLV462 Or TLV305
Students will apply acquired knowledge in production of a dramatic episode. They will write and direct, then edit a pilot destined for television broadcasting.
TLV463Music Video
3 credits
Students will use team work to produce a music video. Students will start from scratch and go through all the phases of music video production from idea, casting, location, editing, etc.
TLV462Television Control Room
3 credits
Students will acquire hands-on experience in the use of visual and sound mixers in the television studio control room. They will produce a program using multi cameras.
TLV420Television Production
3 credits
Students will acquire an introductory knowledge of different phases of production. Students will apply skills on pre­production, casting, technical production, locations, and on the production phase scheduling, transportation, catering, and equipment rentals.
TLV435Video Technology
3 credits
Students will understand the different pieces of equipment used in television, specifically the studio and stage equipment, sound mixers, microphones, image mixers, lights, recorders, etc. Students will learn how digital and analogue signals work, and use the appropriate workflow.
TLV307Writing for Television
3 credits
The students will acquire knowledge of documentary and segment program writing. Students will implement these skills in short exercises destined for television broadcasting.
Specialization - option: Television - Capstone
TLV470Final Project
3 credits
Students will shoot, edit and finalize a documentary film which will not exceed 20 minutes. Students will consult their assigned academic supervisors in the different phases of production and post­production.
Specialization - option: Television - Electives
THT425Acting for the Camera
3 credits
Actor camera performance techniques, basic strategies to elicit good performances, and emphasis on problems faced when acting in front of the camera.
FLM321Advanced Cinematography
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: FLM220 Or FLM319
Students will acquire advanced knowledge in the theory of film form. Students will apply these forms by manipulating and assembling shots to create a system of visual expression based on the time­images.
FLM417Advanced Directing
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: FLM202 Or FLM317
Students will implement already known techniques in directing, and apply styles and direct actors in short segments.
FLM416Advanced Scriptwriting
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: FLM201 Or FLM316
Students will write and develop a narrative script, either through the adaptation of a story, or from their own life experience.
FLM474Experimental Film
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: FLM317 Or FLM202
Students will create their own short films through a personal approach based on their experiences and developed through all the different phases of idea, production, filming and editing.
AVC204Introduction to Contemporary Cinema
3 credits
FLM210Music in Films
3 credits
Principles and practices of film and television music tracks, with emphasis on special requirements for motion pictures and television
FLM473Silent Film
3 credits
Students will write and make their own short silent film. Students will implement already acquire knowledge and apply it cinematically without the use of dialogue.
AUV451Sound Design
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: TLV331 Or TLV431
The students will understand the various means of designing sound for film, using acquired techniques. The students will be able to integrate different sound tracks into a cohesive and well-balanced track.
FLM441Sound Theory of Film
3 credits
The students will understand the basics of sound theory in films, based on different concepts introduced by Michel Chion, Kaja Silverman and Slavoj Zizek, etc. Students will acquire a basic understanding of a critical approach to sound in films.
FLM344Theory and Aesthetics of Film
3 credits
This course focuses on the various theoretical methodologies that have developed in film theory and esthetics and that have proven useful for the analysis of films and cinema, such as realism, genre and auteur, reflexivity, intertextuality, psychoanalysis, and feminism.
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