Student Learning Outcomes
The UC Davis Department of Cinema and Digital Media is an interdisciplinary program that strives to catalyze students in the process of combining media theory, media history and media-making, in order to develop a robust understanding of creative and computational media technologies. We foster an environment of collaborative research and critically-engaged practice that responds to the challenges and opportunities of ever-changing technical, political, and cultural realities. We encourage deep engagement with media in order to promote social justice, diversity, and inclusivity. We train students to develop their own unique aesthetic perspectives, and to investigate and intervene in the world by understanding how technologies and cinematic arts operate, make meaning, and effect change.
CDM Learning Outcomes
Student learning outcomes comprise depth of knowledge in each of the following areas: practice, production, and programming; an understanding of the historical and analytic contexts of photography, film, and digital media (for example, an understanding of the history of technology since the mid-19th century); familiarity with theoretical approaches to both of these areas; and advanced writing and research skills.