(UNDATED) – The Indiana University Board of Trustees has approved two new undergraduate degree programs a Bachelor of Fine Arts in cinematic arts for IU Bloomington and a Bachelor of Science in art education for IU Southeast.
The degrees must now be approved by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.
IU Bloomington is on the brink of becoming one of the best film schools in the nation thanks to the establishment of IU Cinema, the Moving Image Archive, and the Black Film Center/Archive.
The new, 120-credit-hour degree in cinematic arts will focus exclusively on cinematic production and will be taught by existing faculty. Students will be required to complete media core courses, as well as courses in cinematic arts theory, industry and production, and a final thesis.
The bachelor’s degree in art education for IU Southeast. This will be the first and only undergraduate art education degree in the southeast Indiana region or Louisville area. The degree will prepare students to pursue employment as art educators.
Students who complete the program will learn art history, drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, digital art, and graphic design.