The B.F.A. in Film at Pratt Institute prepares students to become innovative and professional moving image artists by developing each student’s creative vision. Through the production of a series of projects, students gain analytical, technical, and communication skills. The program provides a foundation in all aspects of the production of time-based media and encourages students to explore various modes of filmmaking, including narrative, documentary, experimental, video art, and hybrid. Graduates are expected to demonstrate excellence in artistic vision, professional skills, and a contextual understanding of their work in contemporary culture.
Upon graduation from the BFA in Film, the student is expected to be competent in the following areas:
- Student analyzes cinema from a theoretical, historical, and cultural context and applies this knowledge in the production of time-based projects.
- Student demonstrates technical, aesthetic, and conceptual proficiency in the pre-production, production, post-production, and exhibition of time-based media in keeping with contemporary practices in the field.
- Student communicates creative ideas in a professional manner.
Requirements for BFA (Film)
- Semester 1
- Semester 2
- Semester 2 Core
Take a 3 credit Social Science 'Global' Core Elective from the following courses. Remember that 2 of your 3 Core Electives MUST be writing intensive courses from the subjects SSWI or MSWI.SS-203G Global History to 1800ORSS-204G Global History Since 1800ORSS-209G Introduction to AnthropologyORSS-218G Salvation from Despair: Spiritual Awakenings in the Ancient WorldORSS-220G Islam from Muhammad to the Great KhansORSS-236G Comparative RevolutionsORSS-246G Lines in the sand:Borders, Nation-State And the Modern International SystemORSS-249G Secret Activities of the CIA And the Modern International SystemORSS-261G Sexual Politics in Transnational PerspectiveORSS-278G Caribbean Music and Festivals: Shapers Of National and Global IdentitiesORSSWI-222G Making/Faking NatureORSSWI-234G Century of GenocidesORSSWI-241G Cities and GlobalizationORSSWI-242G Culture, Identity, Power: 1300-1800ORSSWI-245G The Empire Strikes Back
- Semester 3
- Semester 3 Core
Take a Social Science 'Thinking' Core Elective from the following courses. Remember that 2 of your core electives must be writing intensive from the subject SSWI or MSWI.SS-201T Sustainable CoreORSS-247TP Revolution Now!:Students, Politics and ProtestORSSWI-210T General PsychologyORSSWI-224T Nomads and Settlers Nomads and SettlersORSSWI-233T Violence As PoliticsORSSWI-235T Education and SocietyORSSWI-237T Death & DyingORSSWI-240T Shaping the Contemporary CityORSSWI-250T The Ethics of ResearchORSSWI-255T Telling Tales: Narrative and Meaning in The HumanitiesORSSWI-262T Contemporary Theories of GenderORSSWI-276T Music,Creativity, and ConsumptionORSSWI-288T Animals:Ethics and RepresentationORSSWI-291T England Bloody England: Nation, Myth, IdentityORSSWI-228TP Introduction to Theory and CritiqueORSSWI-244TP Memphis to Ferguson: Rethinking Modern American History
- Semester 4
- Semester 4 Core
Complete a 3 credit Math/Science Core Elective from the list below. Remember that 2 of your 3 Core Electives must be Writing Intensive from the subjects SSWI or MSWI.MSCI-220C Science of LightORMSCI-222C Intro. to ElectronicsORMSCI-223C AstronomyORMSCI-225C Starstruck: Meet Our UniverseORMSCI-232C Chemistry of Arist's MaterialsORMSCI-250C GeologyORMSCI-251C Planet EarthORMSCI-252C Natural CatastrophesORMSCI-283C Breeders, Propagators, & CreatorsORMSWI-210C Science & SocietyORMSWI-224C The Physics of Acoustic MusicORMSWI-230C Chemistry of PigmentsORMSWI-260C EvolutionORMSWI-270C Ecology Environment and Anthropocene
- Semester 5
- Semester 6
- Semester 7
- Semester 8