Program Learning Outcomes

The following Program Learning Outcomes have been established by The Master's University faculty to define the areas of knowledge and skills that students graduating from this major degree program should have developed:

Cinema and Digital Arts Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of media history and theory.
  • Demonstrate basic mastery of electronic media pre-production techniques including conceptualizing, scripting, storyboarding, pitching, critique, general shoot preparation, location scouting, basic set design and casting.
  • Demonstrate basic mastery with electronic media production skills including producing, directing, lighting, shooting and basic sound recording.
  • Demonstrate basic mastery of electronic media post-production techniques including video editing, sound editing, basic ADR, effects, and motion graphics.
  • Demonstrate the ability to respond to moral and ethical situations in the electronic media environment from a biblical basis.

Creative Writing and Publishing Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify and diagram the structure of a text.
  • Trace the line of argument within a text and critique its effectiveness.
  • Identify and critique the worldview perspectives within a written text.
  • Effectively incorporate a biblical worldview in writing as appropriate for the situation.
  • Write effectively in all forms and genres, including poetry, short stories, essays, autobiography, travel, journalism, screenwriting, and novels.

Speech Communication Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Engage in discussion as both speaker and listener through interpreting, analyzing, and summarizing; contribute to discussions in a way that is readily understood by listeners; present an opinion persuasively; analyze the shape and goals of a discourse; recognize and take notes on important points in lectures and discussions.
  • Demonstrate the ability to correctly analyze and interpret a discourse.
  • Determine appropriate language and usage in various communicative situations (considering the peculiarities of language, dialect, and culture).
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of one of the following various theories of rhetoric: Neo-Aristotelian, Generic, Fantasy-Theme, Feminist, Ideological, Metaphoric, Narrative, and Dramatic.
  • Prepare and effectively present various types of oral discourse: discussions, reports, speeches, and debates.