Bachelor of Arts in Film
Cinema is simply one of the most dynamic and complex cultural, economic and industrial art forms in the world. Uniquely situated in the “film” city of Cairo, the AUC Film Program integrates formal film production training with the study of the historical, aesthetic and theoretical foundations of the medium. In this combined academic and professional context, the B.A. in Film provides a balanced consideration of the international, regional and local elements of cinema.
The Film curriculum emphasizes the following areas:
- The development of cinema as an art form
- The impact of cinema on society and culture
- The historical, thematic and aesthetic tendencies within Egyptian and Arab cinema
- A practical background and theoretical appreciation of the art of film making
- Basic formal techniques of film production
- The relationship between cinema and today’s media-saturated global public sphere
Declaration of the Film Major
Students interested in declaring a major in Film are required to take FILM 2120 (Introduction to Film) and FILM 2121 (Introduction to Film Production). Students with a minimum grade-point average of ‘B’ in these introductory FILM courses may apply to declare Film as their major. A final recommendation regarding the declaration is made following an interview with the applicant.
A total of 120 credits are required for the bachelor’s degree in Film, two courses of which must be FILM courses in the 4000 level.