Following the thread of the story

Film and video are the media expression of moving image arts.

Students learn the basic visual language and ethics of representation in the genre of:

  • Animation

  • Documentary

  • Narrative

A storyteller’s toolbox

Students work with visiting artists and produce both independent and group projects. All courses above level 2 require the recommendation and/or permission of the instructor.

Students learn and build on the following skills to become effective storytellers:

  • Interviewing

  • Audience

  • Storyboarding

  • Critique

  • Artistic voice

  • Editing techniques

Black and white film drawing

Moving image arts coursework


A: Explain and apply universal artistic concepts using film and video vocabulary.
B: Apply skills to create documentaries, narratives and experimental video projects.

One semester each


A: Learn the skills involved in creating movement.
B: Project-centered class where students choose a medium in which to work on a group or independent project.

One semester each

Documentary 1

Identify the language and compositional elements of documentary filmmaking, including line, shape, texture, layers, relationships in space, light and sound.

Narrative 1

Use elements of a story to write a script in screenplay format, create a storyboard, gather and edit footage using cinematographic techniques and synchronize the audio.


Employ technical and aesthetic skills to create more ambitious projects in either a documentary or narrative format.

“Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world.”


Moving image arts faculty and staff

Jake Siberon
Angel Pantoja

Learn to speak in visual language.

Create movement and tell stories through moving image arts.