The Bachelor of Science in Cinematic Arts (BScCA) is a pioneering program for students who aspire to pursue higher studies in the fields of cinematography, film and media production. In the higher education landscape of Saudi Arabia, this program stands as the first and only university degree that graduates qualified professionals to satisfy the market needs for the flourishing cinematic arts industry.
The Kingdom's Vision for 2030 and its renewed and revitalized emphasis on media and entertainment has generated increased demand for creating professional content in media and film production that inspires the enhancement of a vibrant society. In this social, economic, and political context, Effat University’s Bachelor of Science in Cinematic Arts program is strategically grounded to become a pre-eminent program, not only in Saudi Arabia but also in the entire Gulf Region.
The Cinematic Arts degree program is a professional skill-oriented program that functions in accordance with the best practices of the world’s leading universities offering cinematic arts, cinematography and media degree programs. In order to create a balance between skills and theories, the program incorporates a foundational background in the history of cinematic arts, structures of the film and media industry, functions and effects of the media, law and ethics related to cinematic arts, film analysis and criticism, and media research and marketing. The primary goal of the program is to offer an up to date curriculum in the rapidly changing field of media and cinematic arts equipping students with the necessary skills to contribute to the history of film making in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Region.
Students on the BSc Cinematic Arts course are able to choose one of two concentrations for their Cinematic Arts degree program. These concentrations are: Animation and Film Production and Direction. This allows students to focus on their preferred area of the cinematic arts industry, helping to prepare them for a future career in film and media production.
At the early years of your academic journey at Bachelor of Science in Cinematic Arts, you will take General Education Program (GEP), attributed to the Liberal Arts – an American style education. The (GEP) covers arts and humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and technological studies to help you gain insight into varied critical learning skills, investigate essential branches of knowledge, and develop appreciation of diversity and change across time, culture, and national boundaries.