2022-2023 Cal Poly Humboldt Catalog 
    Jul 24, 2024  
2022-2023 Cal Poly Humboldt Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Film Minor

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Steeped within the traditions of independent filmmaking, students learn the fundamentals of fiction and non-fiction film through a production-based, hands-on program. Our curriculum integrates creative exploration and technical skill development with film theory and history, grounded in a liberal arts education that fosters ethical storytellers who artfully explore the human condition in creative ways. 

In our foundational Filmmaking I-IV core classes students will develop and master the fundamentals of film and digital production while learning industry protocols, practices and technical workflows. Creating impactful, cinematic stories through the craft and artistry of directing, writing, cinematography, and editing are key components of these courses.

Students have an opportunity to focus on the environment, social change, natural history and science filmmaking. Humboldt County is home to prime location filming: beaches, redwood forests, Victorian villages, rural farmland, coastal port towns and more. All aspects of the program stress professionalism with an emphasis on quality as well as collaborative and creative processes.  Small class size allows for robust participation and discussion by all students and individualized instruction with faculty who are working professional filmmakers. 

Students are encouraged to develop films that will identify and reach underserved audiences that exist outside mainstream media and commercial venues.  Our program educates students to be an independent voice that is part of the change advocated by Cal Poly Humboldt’s mission statement.

Additional information is available on the Film website.

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