Film and Media Arts

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Regardless of area of specialty, ambitious and motivated students can pursue internships in Dallas, Los Angeles, New York and other major cities.

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Students have the opportunity to participate in the Division’s biennial full-length feature film project, produced by students with the mentorship of industry-respected faculty.

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Students can gain hands-on access to equipment the very first year and can hone their craft in scriptwriting, directing, producing, lighting, audio recording and more.

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Alumni projects have included work on Lincoln, August Rush, Jurassic Park, Supernatural, King of the Hill, Wishbone, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and other well-known productions.

Rick Worland

Professor

Dr. Rick Worland received his M.A. and Ph.D. in motion picture/television critical studies from UCLA. His teaching has included courses on film history, documentaries and silent cinema, as well as popular genres including Westerns, horror/science fiction, film noir, European cinema and the films of Alfred Hitchcock. His research has focused primarily on popular film and television in the Cold War period. Worland has published in various academic journals including Cinema Journal, Journal of Film & Video, Journal of Popular Film & Television and Film and History. His first book, The Horror Film: An Introduction, appeared in 2007 from Blackwell Publishing. He was the 1997-98 Algur H. Meadows Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Meadows School of the Arts.

Education

Ph.D. and M.A. in Motion Picture/Television Critical Studies, UCLA

Research

American film & TV in the Cold War era, the horror genre, the Hollywood Studio era, American film in the 1960s & 1970s

Teaching

International Film History, American Film History, Film Genres (Horror, Westerns, Film Noir, etc.), History of Documentary Film, Post-WWII European Film, the Films of Alfred Hitchcock

Distinctions

1997-98 Algur H. Meadows Distinguished Teaching Professor

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