Audio Visual Arts

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 Requirements 26 credits
Code # Course Title Cr Prerequisites
Group A : Language and Communication (10 credits)
ENG 203 English Communication I 3
ENG 204 English Communication II 3 ENG203
BUS 210 Business
Communication Skills
3 ENG203
BUS 215 Business
Presentation Skills
1 Coreq. BUS210
Group B : General Business & Humanities (7 credits)
BUS 201 Foundations in Business 3
HUM 212 AUT Cultural Plus 1
HUM 318 Human Rights 3 ENG 203
Group C : Arts & Social Sciences (3 credits)
ART 205 Contemporary Arts 3
HUM 210 Arts Appreciation 3
HUM 211 Music Appreciation 3
POL 202 Globalization and Political Change 3 ENG 203
SOC 202 Justice, Society and Gender 3 ENG 203
Group D : Mathematics, Science and Technology (3 credits)
HLT 210 Health and
NTR 201 Introduction to Nutrition 3 ENG 203
Group E : Health and Physical Education (3 credits)
HLT 200 First Aid and Safety 2
PED . Physical Education 1

Core Requirements for all COM majors 18 credits
Code # Course Title Cr Prerequisites
COM 365 Media Law & Ethics 3 ENG204
COM 206 Principles of Photography 3
COM 207 Performance for TV & Film 3
AVP 200 Principles of Visual Communication 3 Co. ENG203
AVP 209 Principles of Video Editing 3 AVP200
AVP 225 Principles of Storytelling 3 ENG203
Major course requirements 39 credits
Code # Course Title Cr Prerequisites
AVP 255 Principles of Lighting 3 AVP200, FLM205
AVP 204 Audio and Video Workshop 3
AVP 206 Principles of Directing 3 Co. FLM205
AVP 211 Audio Editing 3 AVP203
AVP 306 Advanced Editing 3 AVP209
AVP 212 Field Recording 3
AVP 307 Photography II 3 COM206
AVP 320 Directing Actors 3 COM207
AVP 303 Sound Design 3
AVP 411 Production, Legal and Finances 3 Co. AVP490
AVP 460 Professional Practice 1
AVP 490 Senior I 4 FLM304, FLM210
AVP 491 Senior II 4 AVP490
for Film
24 credits Grade must be C or higher in every Major Course
FLM 203 Film History I 3 Co. ENG203
FLM 205 Principles of
3 Co. ENG203,
FLM 207 Film History II 3 FLM203
FLM 210 Directing a
Short Movie
3 AVP225, COM207,
FLM 213 Advanced
3 FLM205
FLM 222 Film
3 Co. ENG203
FLM 304 Scriptwriting
for Film
3 AVP225, ENG204
FLM 322 Directing a
Documentary Film
3 AVP225
Free Elective 3 credits
Code Course # Title Cr Prerequisites
AVP 290 Special Topics in Film or Film Production 3
COM 251 Communication Media & Society 3