Audio-visual Arts

What is Audio Visual Arts?

Audio Visual Arts is the study of filmmaking and TV production. Students are trained to become directors, directors of photography, producers, scriptwriters, sound engineers, art directors among many other branches of the filmmaking industry.

What differentiates AUT’s program from other Audio Visual Arts programs?

Our Audio Visual Arts program of 110 credits is constantly updated to keep up with the progress of technology and the market requirements.  We coach our students to become creative thinkers who can write a script, direct a movie, or take on any role required in the filmmaking process.

Our instructors are professionals that have years of experience in the film and TV industries. They are dedicated to their students and use their own experiences and current projects in their teaching methodology. AUT also gets top international film makers, directors, sound experts, script writers to teach on campus side by side with AUT teachers to provide more value and a wider creative horizon to students.

Various cultural activities for our students, such as Cine Clubs, visits to production houses, and photography contests add to the rich educational environment. AUT also invites students to participate in professional shootings and directing faculty supervised films.

What kind of local and international cooperation does the Audio-Visual department maintain?

AUT collaborates with Roma Film Academy, and with Doc Nomads (Brussels-Budapest-Lisbon) for joint projects and exchange of students and faculty. It also participates in the CinemadaMare (the biggest gathering of young filmmakers in the world) initiative in Italy. Short films and documentaries produced by AUT students are judged by jury members who come from the Lebanese and international movie industry. The jury members give valuable advice to students and guide them for success in their professional lives.

What about professional certifications and internships?

Internships are part of the program and you cannot graduate before you spend a reasonable amount of time working in a production house, on a TV set or in a movie. Professional certifications is earned as you study and we recommend a minimum of two so you are very competitive in the job market.

Some  courses in Audio Visual Arts that I study at AUT

  • Script Writing
  • Acting and Performance.
  • Directing
  • Photography
  • Sound Engineering
  • Editing
  • Film Genres
  • Film Analysis
  • History of Cinema
  • Production & ActingAudio Visual Arts – (TV and Film Production) (100 Credits)

What are the higher academic degrees I pursue after a BA in Audio Visual Arts?

Upon completion of the BA, students can pursue an MA of MFA in Directing, Cinematography, Sound Engineering, Post Production, Scriptwriting, Production and Acting.

Audio Visual (110 Credit)

General Education Requirements26 Credits 
Code# CourseTitleCrPrerequisites
Group A : Language and Communication (12 credits)
ENG260English Language Skills I (ENG 200 – English Writing Skills)3Placement
ENG280English Language Skills II (ENG 203 – English Communication I)3 
ENG305Research Methodology (ENG 204 – English Communication II)3ENG203
BUS210Business Communication Skills (COM 210 – Communication & Presentation Skills)3ENG203
Group B : General Business & Humanities (7 credits)
ENT201Start-up Business Entrepreneurship 3 
HUM212AUT Cultural Plus1 
HUM318Human Rights3ENG 203
Group C : Arts & Social Sciences (3 credits)
ART205Contemporary Arts 3 
HUM210Arts Appreciation3 
HUM211Music Appreciation3 
POL202Globalization and Political Change3ENG 203
SOC202Justice, Society and Gender3ENG 203
Group D : Mathematics, Science and Technology (3 credits)
HLT210Health and Wellness3 
NTR201Introduction to Nutrition3ENG 203
Group E : Health and Physical Education (1 credits)
PED.Physical Education1 
Core Requirements for all COM majors18 Credits 
Code# CourseTitleCrPrerequisites
COM365Media Law & Ethics3ENG204
COM206Principles of Photography3 
COM207Performance for TV & Film3 
AVP200Principles of Visual Communication3Co. ENG203
AVP209Principles of Video Editing3AVP200
AVP225Principles of Storytelling3ENG203
Major course requirements39 Credits 
Code# CourseTitleCrPrerequisites
AVP255Principles of Lighting3AVP200, FLM205
AVP204Audio and Video Workshop3 
AVP206Principles of Directing3Co. FLM205
AVP211Audio Editing3AVP203
AVP306Advanced Editing3AVP209
AVP212Field Recording3 
AVP307Photography II3COM206
AVP320Directing Actors3COM207
AVP303Sound Design3 
AVP411Production, Legal and Finances3Co. AVP490
AVP460Professional Practice1 
AVP490Senior I4FLM304, FLM210
AVP491Senior II4AVP490
Emphasis for Film24 CreditsGrade must be C or higher in every Major Course
FLM203Film History I3Co. ENG203
FLM205Principles of Cinematography3Co. ENG203,
FLM207Film History II3FLM203
FLM210Directing a Short Movie3AVP225, COM207,
FLM213Advanced Cinematography3FLM205
FLM222Film Analysis3Co. ENG203
FLM304Scriptwriting for Film3AVP225, ENG204
FLM322Directing a Documentary Film3AVP225
Free Elective3 Credits 
CodeCourse #TitleCrPrerequisites
AVP290Special Topics in Film or Film Production3 
COM251Communication Media & Society3