Dec 10, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Film Studies (B.A.)


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The Film Studies major offers students an interdisciplinary approach to the study of cinema as well as a hands-on opportunity to engage in filmmaking. The primary goal of the Film Studies program is to provide students with the tools necessary to create and critique motion pictures. All majors complete a core curriculum and a set of elective courses from film criticism, production and related arts and humanities. All students are required to complete a practicum in film production or programming.

Course Map


1st Year Fall                MCOM 201: Understanding Visual Communication               3

                                    FYS 101:  First Year Seminar                                                3

                                    Foreign Language (if applicable)                                           3
                                    Shen Ed (Choose from four spheres)                                    3

                                    Shen Ed (Choose from four spheres)                                    3

 

                                    Total:                                                                                      15 credits

 

1st Year Spring            FILM 215: Understanding Movies                                        3

                                    Film Elective                                                                         3
                                    Foreign Language (if applicable)                                          3

                                    MCOM 150:  Public Speaking (Shen Ed)                             3

                                    Shen Ed (Choose from four spheres)                                   3

 

                                    Total:                                                                                      15 credits

 

2nd Year Fall               FILM 301: Introduction to Filmmaking                                  3

                                    MCOM 211:  Media Ethics (Shen Ed)                                  3

                                    Foreign Language (if applicable)                                          3

                                    Minor Course                                                                        3

                                    Film Elective                                                                         3

                                   

                                    Total:                                                                                      15 credits

 

2nd Year Spring           FILM 401: Advanced Filmmaking                                        3

                                    MCOM 335: Media Writing                                                  3

                                    Foreign Language (if applicable)                                         3

                                    Minor Course                                                                       3

                                    Shen Ed (choose from four spheres)                                   3                                                                                                                                     

                                    Total:                                                                                      15 credits

 

3rd Year Fall                FILM 341: Film History, Theory & Criticism                           3

                                    Minor Course                                                                         3

                                    Minor Course                                                                         3

                                    Film Elective                                                                          3

                                    Film Elective                                                                          3

                                   

                                    Total:                                                                                      15 credits

 

4th Year Fall                Film Elective                                                                          3

                                    Minor Course                                                                         3

                                    Minor Course                                                                         3

                                    Elective                                                                                   3

                                    Elective                                                                                   3

 

                                    Total                                                                                       15 credits

 

4th Year Spring           FILM 420: Film Practicum                                                        3

                                    Elective                                                                                   3

                                    Elective                                                                                   3

                                    Elective                                                                                   3

                                    Elective                                                                                   3

 

                                    Total                                                                                       15 credits

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