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Grand Valley State University (School of Communications)

The School of Communications at Grand Valley State University considers creative activity and scholarly achievement an important part of the construction of meaning in society.

The curriculum within the School of Communications reflects a commitment to integrate professional and liberal education.

The study of communication at Grand Valley State University emphasizes a broad understanding of the field combined with a solid knowledge of specific technical skills.

Foregrounding a liberal arts context, emphasis is placed on learning-by-doing.

The Film & Video Production major emphasizes the integration of theory and practice, of liberal and professional studies, and of film, video, and digital technologies.

Students have the opportunity to develop hands-on production skills and to achieve aesthetic and technical proficiency in one of four emphasis areas. The curriculum integrates production experience with the insights offered by media history, theory and interpretations.

We are committed to teaching that fuses the liberal arts with a career-oriented perspective, so that students become better equipped as citizens as they become more skilled in their craft.

The cinema studies emphasis allows for sustained work in the critical analysis of film and video.
Students concentrate on historical and theoretical approaches to understanding film/video production and reception and how these media intersect with the larger culture. Focus is on developing strong critical thinking and writing skills. The cinema studies emphasis is designed for students who are primarily interested in the non-productin aspects of film and video. It is also recommended for students seeking solid academic preparation for graduate studies in film and video, cultural studies, or related fields.

School name:Grand Valley State UniversitySchool of Communications
Address:1 Campus Drive
Zip & city:MI 49401-9403 Michigan
Phone:(616) 895-3668

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