Visual Arts  

Moving Image Arts Degree Programs

The Department of Moving Image Arts offers premier, interdisciplinary programs of study that combine the liberal arts with focused attention on theproduction and critical examination of moving images.

The department offers two undergraduate degree concentrations and one graduate degree:

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Film Studies

Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Film Production


Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Screenwriting

Each degree track develops a student's fundamental understanding of pertinent historical, critical and theoretical issues and provides opportunities for the practical application of up-to-date media technologies. Advanced studies promote deeper conceptual understanding and greater technical pro?ciency through completion of required concentration-speci?c courses and interdisciplinary electives. As part of its professional emphasis, the department provides an opportunity for practical work in both the classroom and the field. Internships are strongly encouraged.

The department also offers a graduate studies track in the OCU Master of Liberal Arts (M.L.A.) program. This program is affiliated with the OCU Center for Interpersonal Studies through Film and Literature, the student organization OCU Filmmakers Guild and the Oklahoma Center for Media Literacy.


All moving image arts students are required to successfully complete formal competency measurements to foster their development as creative filmmakers and/or scholars: The first, a preliminary measurement, is taken prior to the sophomore year Project One course. All majors are introduced to the production process in a required, hands-on film production class. The outcome is a collectively produced short class project.

The second (Project One) measurement, taken in the second semester of the sophomore year, is an individually produced short, sync-sound moving image production. The third (Capstone) measurement, in the senior year, is either a comprehensively planned and produced moving image thesis project or an indepth senior seminar with a written thesis requirement in moving image theory/culture.