Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Art

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Program Description

Due to the pandemic, we anticipate that some students may have difficulty getting to Paris by the last week of August. For this reason, we have developed a Late Arrival procedure through which you may follow your courses from a distance for up to the 5th week of class. We are also in the process of preparing our campus to comply with the rigorous new health and safety protocols mandated by the French government. We can provide more detailed information on the long list of these safety measures upon request. 

For centuries, the world’s greatest thinkers and artists have come to Paris to learn, create, and find inspiration.

This program gives you the chance to do the same. Through a groundbreaking partnership with Emerson College, students may now apply to the new, joint Global BFA in Film Art.

In this one-of-a-kind program, you’ll get to create everything from experimental films and videos to gallery installations, web series, and public art — in short, you’ll be making the film and media art that shapes and defines our multicultural world. The program’s global learning environment will help you expand your intercultural competence, grow your communication abilities, cause you to challenge your own assumptions and frames of reference, and grant you a new perspective — in life, in learning, and maybe through your camera lens. As renowned French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard said: “I know nothing of life except through the cinema.”

The Global BFA program in Film Art draws on the expertise and reputations of both Paris College of Art and Emerson College and spans locations in Paris, Boston, and the Netherlands. Students will benefit from the highest international standard of film and art education within an American academic framework.

Curriculum

Summer 1 Boston

  • History of Media Arts I
  • Foundations of Media Production

Academic Year Paris

Fall semester

  • Media-Based Writing (Artists as storytellers)
  • Black and White Photography
  • Critical Thinking and Writing
  • French Conversation I
  • Paris Inside & Out

Spring Semester

  • Cinema Lighting
  • Artistic Migrations: Paris in the World
  • Critical Thinking and Writing II
  • French Conversation

Summer 2 Boston

  • History of Media Arts II
  • Introduction to Film Production
  • Intro to Narrative Drama/Living Art in Real Space
  • Intro to Documentary

Academic Year Paris

Fall semester

  • 4D: Studio: Video I
  • Production: Cinematography
  • Liberal Studies: General Biology I

Spring Semester

  • Liberal Studies: French Language, Dance History, Semiotics
  • 4D: Video II
  • Junior Thesis/Proposal Course
  • Business Ethics
  • Production: Editing

Summer 3 Kasteel Well - Netherlands

  • Production Choices: Directing, Documentary, Arts
  • Example: Film as Fine Art in Europe
  • Production Choices: Directing, Documentary, Arts
  • Communications Ethics and Cultural Diversity

Academic Year Paris

Fall semester

  • Senior Concentration I
  • Senior Studio Concepts I
  • Senior Thesis I
  • Screenwriting (online)

Spring Semester

  • BFA Practicum (online)
  • Senior Studio Concepts II
  • Liberal Studies: Senior Seminar OR Literature, Art History

Summer 4 Boston

  • Seminar
  • BFA Practicum
  • BFA Presentation
  • Internship
Last updated Jun 2020

About the School

Paris College of Art is a dynamic forum for exchanging ideas, methods and professional experience. Our students and faculty combine curiosity, experimentation and enthusiasm in the pursuit of learning ... Read More

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