2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Joint Global BFA in Film Art between Emerson College and Paris College of Art

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The Global BFA in Film Arts in conjunction with Paris College of Art (PCA) provides students with a springboard for self-expression in film and moving image arts. This innovative intercontinental program allows students to combine hands-on experience in filmmaking with traditional studio art practices, while also engaging in media, cultural, and critical studies. Through this study and practice, students create film and media that shapes and defines our multicultural world such as narrative film, short experimental film and video, gallery installations, web series, and public media art.

Upon completion of the Global BFA program students will be able to:


  • Demonstrate the ability to generate original concepts and novel approaches that advance the field of film arts.
  • Demonstrate the ability to adapt, take intellectual risks, and practice divergent thinking.
  • Use appropriate tools and techniques to realize an artistic intention in the creation of film arts.
  • Demonstrate technical expertise in the creation of film arts.
  • Create original and meaningful film and media art.
  • Create projects and exhibitions suitable for public venues.
  • Generate new work that can find audiences in multiple countries around the world.


  • Situate their artistic practice in relationship to current and historical art forms through written reports and oral presentations.
  • Present work in public forums.
  • Converse and read proficiently in French.


  • Work effectively with diverse groups of people to produce film art.
  • Engage productively with diverse audiences and collaborators following inclusive artistic principles and practices.
  • Apply ethical principles to the creation of film arts.
  • Work with individuals from multiple countries on an artistic project.

Civically Engage:

  • Demonstrate an awareness of the impact that their work has on society.
  • Engage with a larger public outside of the art world through community work and projects.
  • Describe how their work promotes social justice both nationally and internationally.

Critically Think:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the theory and history of film arts.
  • Analyze, interpret, and evaluate arguments and information from a broad array of sources.
  • Integrate multiple modes of research in their artistic practices.
  • Analyze and assess the current economic, political, and social context for film arts.

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