Moving Image Arts @ Oklahoma City University Learn From Working Professionals
THE MOVING IMAGE ARTS PROGRAM AT
OKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY is a premier,
interdisciplinary program in the mid-continent
utilizing the platform of liberal arts study with a
strong focus on critical and practical production
studies of moving image content. There are two degree
programs to choose from: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film
Studies and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Production.
Oklahoma City University, for generations
recognized as one of our nation’s top institutions
for the study of performing arts and music, now
offers degrees that bridge the study of creative,
business, and professional disciplines.
THE MOVING IMAGE ARTS DEPARTMENT WILL:
Educate students in the history, theories, and
concepts of the arts and sciences of the
moving image arts and their impact on social, economic, and cultural constructions.
Offer an intensive, hands-on production
education coupled with a broad exposure to
the liberal arts as a foundation to successfully
engage in art and culture.
Provide successful preparation for students
wishing to pursue advanced scholarly studies
or professional careers in the moving image arts.
Encourage interdisciplinary exploration and
studies with related disciplines such as
humanities, art, creative writing, theater, and
others to develop students’ talents, skills,
and personal creative voices within a structured
collaborative working environment of
traditional and experimental, critical and
physical production moving image studies.
Fritz Kiersch, Department Chair and
Artist in Residence
Director of numerous special film projects, feature length films, and
television projects, he is best known for directing the original Stephen
King's "Children of the Corn" motion picture which created a franchise
in the horror film genre.
He joined the academic world eight years ago, serving on the faculty of
an L.A. professional theater school and then relocating to Oklahoma City
where he initiated the Oklahoma City Community College Film Production
Program. As program director he developed curricula for degrees in
motion picture production arts as well as teaching a variety of courses
in the discipline of film mechanics, methods and theories.
Early professional duties include extensive work in camera, production,
and other technical departments, however he has been directing for over
20 years. Recent film work includes the documentary-based horror film, "The Hunt," which he wrote and directed and "Surveillance," a
psychological thriller starring Armand Assante. Both will be released in
the fall of 2006.
Bryan Cardinale-Powell, Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D. candidate, Georgia State University
M.S., Boston University
A.B., Xavier University (Ohio)
Prior to his doctoral studies at Georgia State University, Bryan Cardinale-Powell was a freelance writer and producer of a number of projects for Georgia Public Broadcasting. He is the recipient of a Southeast Region Emmy Award for Public Service Announcements, a Georgia Association of Broadcasters Award, and a scholarship from the Atlanta Better Films Council for a research project on the history of film reception in Atlanta. His interests include public schools, photography, computer culture, movie musicals, American independent cinema, and movies directed by Mike Leigh, Jim Jarmusch, John Cassavetes, and Spike Lee.
The Moving Image Arts Program offers two undergraduate degrees:
Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Production
In either degree track students will study both historical, critical and theoretical concepts as well
as current professional techniques of film/video production. Both degrees require completion of
the program’s core courses in addition to the university general education requirements.
Each degree also requires different specific major courses while allowing a number of
interdisciplinary electives to be selected from a pool of diversified subjects and will provide scholarly opportunities in both practical and conceptual subject study.
The Oklahoma City University Film Institute offers the
university and the greater Oklahoma City community the
opportunity to view classic and contemporary international
films. Since 1982, the institute has been screening eight to
ten films per year on designated Sunday afternoons to an
audience of 150 to 425 people. Each year the series focuses
on a theme, and reading material on the theme and on
individual films is available at the showings. A discussion
session follows each screening. The films are also available
for university courses. The film series is supported by
Oklahoma City University, the Oklahoma City University
Film Institute Endowment, the designated endowment
in the Community Foundation of the Kirkpatrick Family
Fund, and the Thatcher Hoffman Smith Endowment
for the Center for Interpersonal Studies through Film and Literature. The 2009-2010 academic year will be the Film
Institute’s 28th year.