BA in Film Studies with Emphasis in Film Production
Degree Program Description
From academic study to production principles, the Film Studies program provides guidance to our students from accomplished research faculty, real world experience through hands-on internship practicums, and opportunities for success beyond the program for our graduates. The Film Studies Program offers a major that focuses on film analysis and covers the history of cinema, national and global cinemas, film theory and genres, documentary film, and contemporary visual culture. It combines an emphasis on critical thinking, research, problem-solving, written expression, and cultural literacy with the discipline's unique attention to visual analysis. Students emerge with a greater degree of visual literacy at a time when our culture is becoming increasingly dependent upon visual communication. Graduates have pursued careers in film, art education, journalism, and writing.
Major Program Requirements
|Unit I: Core Critical Analysis||6|
|FILM_S 1800||Introduction to Film Studies||3|
|Select one of the following:|
|Trends in World Cinema|
|American Film History I, 1895-1950|
|American Film History II, 1950-Present|
|Unit II: Advanced Critical Analysis||6|
|Students must take 6 total hours in critical analysis courses at the 3000-level or above.|
|Unit III: Production Core||6|
|FILM_S 3540||Principles of Cinematography||3|
|FILM_S 3550||Introduction to Field Production||3|
|Unit IV: Production Core II||15|
|FILM_S 2820||Trends in World Cinema||3|
|FILM_S 3530||Crafting Character and Story for Screen||3|
|FILM_S 4130||Advanced Character Voice and Dialogue||3|
|FILM_S 4540||Advanced Cinematography||4|
|FILM_S 4550||Introduction to Post Production||3|
|Unit IV: Production Electives||3|
|FILM_S 4580||Production Practicum||3|
|FILM_S 4880||Capstone Experience||3|
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