Cinematic Studies Courses: NorthWest Arkansas Community College

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View the World Differently with Cinematic Studies


By taking courses in Cinematic Studies or Film Arts, you'll learn about various theoretical, historical, and critical approaches to films, and examine the evolution, influence, and artistic elements of American film from the late 1800s to the present. 

Studying film allows you to educate yourself about issues you weren't unaware of, become more attuned to the impact of historic and political events, and appreciate a good film or theater production even more.

COMM 1003 Film Arts
ART 1313 Design I
ART 2363 Graphic Design I
ART 2863 Digital Photography
ART 2833 Video Production/Editing
MUSI 1903 Studio Music Recording I

Many Cinematic Studies / Film Arts courses at NWACC carry transfer credit to four-year institutions and can fulfill general education requirements.  

Those who pursue an education in Cinematic Studies may find job opportunities in the following areas:

  • Education and Film Festivals
  • Production: Sound/Speciality
  • Film editing
  • Film sound and color
  • Production art
  • Film Music