New Filmmaking Concentration

Program in Conjunction with the New York Film Academy

Teaneck, NJ (July 6, 2006) — A new concentration in filmmaking, as part of the Bachelor of Arts in Communication, will be offered by Fairleigh Dickinson University starting in the Fall 2006 semester. University College’s School of Art and Media Studies will offer the program in conjunction with the New York Film Academy, one of the most innovative and dynamic film schools in the world.

Classes will be held at FDU’s Metropolitan Campus and also at the New York Film Academy’s Manhattan location. In addition to the Manhattan campus, the New York Film Academy, whose philosophy is “learn by doing,” also offers non-degree programs at Princeton University, Harvard University, University of Oxford, Universal Studios, Disney-MGM Studios and other international locations.

“We are delighted to be partnering with New York Film Academy, which has an international reputation for its rigorous practical approach to the study of filmmaking,” said Dr. Jason Scorza, Director of the School of Art and Media Studies.

Students in the program will experience both the “hands on” technical approach in the morning at the New York Film Academy and the academic classroom elements at FDU’s Metropolitan Campus in the afternoon and evenings.

As part of the bachelor’s degree, students will complete the New York Film Academy’s one-year filmmaking program over the freshman and sophomore years and the Academy’s screenwriting program during their junior year. As seniors, students will complete an undergraduate thesis in film.

“Filmmaking is above all about telling stories,” said Scorza. “This program, which includes classes in screenwriting, motion picture production, sound and video editing, and cinematography, will teach students how to bring their stories to life.”

Enrollment in the new program will be limited and the admission process will involve joint interviews by Fairleigh Dickinson University and the New York Film Academy. For information, call 1-800-338-8803.

Metropolitan Campus

Scott Giglio

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