More than just a fancy catchphrase, Cinematic Arts combines the art of cinema with technical aspects of production. It’s the melding of practical applications such as editing, sound and lighting with the more subjective aspects like storytelling, character and theme. It’s the best of both worlds for students looking to join their creative inclinations with real job opportunities in film and television. Cinematic Arts programs have burst onto the scene in Palm Beach County with options for every student.
A prime example is Keiser University’s new B.A. and A.A. degrees in Cinematic Arts. Beginning in August, Keiser’s program provides students with a solid foundation in cinematography, storytelling and production while incorporating the business principles of film and television. This approach enables students to demonstrate their artistic expertise along with their business knowledge to truly enhance their career options. “Cinematic Arts brings a new dimension to the Keiser University,” says Dr. Arthur Keiser, Cofounder and Chancellor of Keiser University. “Given the extent to which information technology has been integrated into the film industry, its addition is a logical step for our university.”
Another is Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Cinema Arts B.A. in Film and Television where the applied and artistic are also taught in perfect symbiosis. In PBAU's award-winning Cinema Arts program, students learn how to become artisans like editors and cinematographers. Additionally, they gain the skill set to land gigs in the world of film, television or commercials. Both the Palm Beach Atlantic and Keiser cinema degrees perform practical magic by producing highly marketable graduates, which in turn is just as beneficial for the industry as it is for the students. To learn more about these exciting programs, visit keiseruniversity.edu/cinematic-arts-ba and pba.edu/mjrs-cinema-arts.