- Complete an intensive year-long, self-designed senior capstone project in your area of emphasis
- Integrate film courses offered in media arts, English, political science, world languages and other academic areas
- Study the cinema as an important part of how culture is expressed
- Explore national cinemas as a way to broaden your world view
Internships with local media and communications outlets also are a key component of study. Examples include KATU-TV in Portland, Portland independent filmmakers, a National Guard newspaper and Voltage Pictures in Hollywood, producers of the academy award-winning film "The Hurt Locker." This broad-based approach allows graduates to gravitate to a variety of fields from television and newspapers to web design and marketing.