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NESA's Cinema program offers a comprehensive hands-on experience for students in the art and science of this collaborative art. Students learn about the history and function of cinema and animation, film production techniques, film scripting, and composition. Our filmmakers produce works for presentation in national-level competitions. Advanced students research, write, direct, and edit documentaries, fiction films, and animation pieces.
Cinema graduates have attended USC, UCLA, NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, the Art Institute of Chicago, California Institute of the Arts, Savannah College of Art & Design, Loyola University at Chicago, UT Austin, Texas Tech, and more.
CINEMA THEORY & AESTHETICS I
In this course, students will study the history of animation and cinema, including technological and aesthetic developments over time. Students will also deepen their understanding of the techniques of cinema through the study and analysis of various film genres. Hands-on projects will allow students to explore a variety of animation techniques, including hand-drawn, stop motion and digital processes. By viewing, studying, discussing and writing about film, students develop and demonstrate skills in technological, cultural, and media literacy, as well as critical thinking and problem solving.