The cinema major at Binghamton works on honing a student’s analytical and production skills. The primary focus of this program is how technical skills are used in the creation of meaningful artworks. Upper-level classes such as Filmmaking and Digital Video-making help students craft their artistic voices and explore experimental modalities, while also gaining technical proficiency.
The Cinema Department has an active campus presence through its Visiting Artists program that invites innovative and inspirational artists to speak on campus. These filmmakers often have varied backgrounds in experimental film, photography or documentaries. Previous speakers have included artists whose works have been screened at the New York Film Festival, the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum, and a winner of the Sundance 2005 Best Documentary prize.
Binghamton’s BA focuses on avant-garde, experimental and documentary output rather than commercial skills and connections.
- BA in Cinema
Some courses to consider in your first year:
- CINE 121 - Exper.Hist.&Analysis Of Cinema
- CINE 122 - Expres.&Innovatn.In Film&Video
- CINE 252 - Video & Filmmaking I
- CINE 250 - Animation
- CINE 253 - Intro to Creative Sound Proc.
- CINE 286S - Studies In Cinema And Art
After You Graduate
A BA in cinema at Binghamton prepares students for a wide variety of careers in cinema.
Graduates of the program are well-prepared to pursue advanced degrees or enter the workforce as independent filmmakers, cinematographers, editors and more. Though our students aren’t specifically trained for industry work, they can succeed in that area with the education they receive at Binghamton University.