Editing

The Editing Major
within the Bachelor of Fine Arts curriculum

is designed to provide a broad introduction to the elements of filmmaking, completing the cycle with a third year of specialization in Editing where concentration is placed toward the student’s thesis project.

Program

The International Department’s Bachelors program is designed to give the student a thorough understanding of the aesthetic and technical aspects of filmmaking enabling the student to find employment in the various occupations of audio-visual industries including film, television and new media.

First year: Introducing the fundamentals of visual storytelling through documentary filmmaking

The filmmaking component begins with a concentration on storytelling for the documentary to develop the student’s visual vocabulary through theoretical courses and practical exercises.

Second year: Perfecting fiction techniques through the addition of screenwriting as form

The student will distinguish and develop for their fiction cinema project, the techniques implied in each of the following specializations: editing, directing, screenwriting, producing and cinematography.
This second year gives the students the opportunity to discover and experience a wide spectrum of filmmaking disciplines before they choose and commit to the Editing major.

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Third year: specializing toward the thesis project

Students complete the cycle with a final year of specialization where concentration is placed on the thesis project that is oriented toward the Editing major. Editing majors are required to edit a minimum of 3 student productions in their final third term in addition to working on 1 film in a position outside their major.

The students’ participation in student film exercises and productions other than their own, their ability to work as part of a team, and the quality of their contribution to each project are equally important factors in the final evaluation their overall performance in the BFA program.

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Target careers

The Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in Editing aims to give students professional preparation for a career as an Editor in film, television and digital media. EICAR graduate editors are more than prepared for the rigors of the professional world and work in a multitude of audio-visual related occupations including Feature Film Editor, Television Series Editor, Assistant Editor, Documentary Editor, TV Editor, Music Video Editor, and Subtitling Editor.
 

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