Cinema and television are art forms that focus on creative storytelling through words, sounds, images, actions and music. They can communicate both fact and fiction through live events, scripted programs, documentaries and narrative cinema.
A Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Cinema & Television Arts (a separate Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is described below) requires 52 credit hours in Communications, plus the 2-hour GST 115 Public Speaking course. Students must complete a minimum of 72 credit hours outside of Communications, including an academic minor or double major or a semester abroad in an Elon-approved program.
Students who entered Elon in 2012-13 or earlier have the choice of remaining in their existing curriculum (see box to the right) or shifting to the new curriculum. Students who entered Elon in 2013-14 will choose among the majors that go into effect in Fall 2014.