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The art form of our time

Film is a synthesizing art form that communicates both fact and fiction through words, sounds, images, music and theater. Whether it's a journalistic documentary or a novel brought to the screen, the cinema borrows from the narrative structure in offering a visual rhythm through complex images.

Cinema has many links to broadcasting. More people see films on TV than in movie theaters, and media convergence has created similar technologies for film and television.

Elon's School of Communications emphasizes cinema theory, history and aesthetics as well as production, with the competencies gained from Cinema applicable to all visual and aural media.

Cinema students are prepared for fulfilling careers in roles such as screenwriters, cinematographers, film editors, producers, directors, the business of film and any profession that emphasizes writing, visual literacy or aural communications.

Major in Communications / Cinema

JCM 200 Communications in a Global Society
JCM 218 Media Writing
JCM 220 Digital Media Convergence
JCM 306 Development and
Social Influence of Cinema
JCM 344 Screenwriting
JCM 358 Film Production
JCM 368 The Documentary
JCM 381 Communications Internship or
JCM 382 Professional Work Experience in Communications (non-credit)
JCM 395 Media Law and Ethics
JCM 495 Great Ideas:
Capstone in Communications

At least one course selected from:

JCM 342 Film Theory and Analysis
JCM 345 Art of Film and Video Editing
JCM 367 Film Aesthetics and Design
JCM 369 The Auteur Director

Choice of additional JCM courses to total at least 52 credit hours in the School of Communications (8 hours of JCM electives are waived for any student completing a double major outside the School).

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Last Modified:  8/15/05
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