Oct 20, 2018  
2017-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
2017-2019 Academic Catalog

Film, B.A.


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Mission

The Film program provides rigorous training in a liberal arts setting for future film professionals - writers, directors, producers, designers, teachers and related film practitioners. The hands-on Film program emphasizes the holistic combination of film studies and film production, including strong writing, speaking and critical thinking skills. Scholarly and creative context are offered for the liberal arts student, as well as the student seeking intensive preparation for advanced study in film. Students have the opportunity to work on Hollywood studio features, large independent film productions and create their own award-winning short films. Students are prepared for graduate school opportunities in areas such as writing, directing, producing, design/technology, production management and education.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Prepare for careers in the entertainment industry based on knowledge acquired through participation in performances, workshops, guest artist residencies and national film competitions.
  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the arts through exposure to various research perspectives – historical, critical and behavioral.
  • Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of African American heritage through the study of classic and modern film.

Requirements for Bachelor of Arts in Film


Complete a total of 122 credit hours of coursework for graduation.

General Education Core - 41 credit hours
Major Requirements - 33 credit hours
Additional Coursework - 48 credit hours

Additional Coursework


Includes a minor in another discipline.

Film Curriculum


First Year


Second Year


Total: 15

Second Semester


Total: 15

Third Year


Total: 15

Second Semester


Total: 15

Fourth Year


First Semester


  • FLM 440 - Internship 3 cr.
  • Minor or General Elective 3 cr.
  • Minor or General Elective 3 cr.
  • Minor or General Elective 3 cr.
  • Minor or General Elective 3 cr.
Total: 15

Second Semester


Total: 15

Total Required Hours: 122


*Service Learning: Students will earn a total of 30 service learning hours after successful completion of FYS 101  & FYS 102  .

**Community Service: Students must contact the Office of Student Affairs for pre-approved community service project to earn a total of 90 hours of community service by the end of their junior year.

***Writing Proficiency Examination: Students must complete ENG 111  and ENG 112  with a minimum grade of ‘C’ to register for ENG 199 - Writing Proficiency Examination . Students who fail to take or do not pass ENG 199  must take ENG 200 - Review of Writing Strategies  (3 credit hours).

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