Bachelors of Arts in Film Production

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Film Production emphasizes post-production to prepare students for careers in the professional film industry. In this program, students attain skills in areas such as storytelling, compositing, editing, special effects, motion graphics, and sound effects.

Students are also introduced to the pre-production and production facets of film production so that they understand the entire filmmaking process.

Graduates of the B.A. program in Film Production will demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • Understand critical and creative processes and aesthetic approaches involved in the pre-production, production and post-production phases of film making
  • Develop mastery of technical and artistic skills that are fundamental to filmmaking and video production and post-production—including writing, producing, directing, editing, cinematography, production and audio design
  • Acquire and model accepted industry practices, including those regarding professional collaborations, safety and ethical standards, and demonstration of employment marketability
  • Analyze and critique films representing a broad range of theoretical and historical perspectives

Graduation Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Film Production (Fall 2015)

Core Curriculum Areas A-E: 42 Hours

Core Curriculum Area F (Major Field): 18 Hours

Film Foundations

  • CMS 2100 Introduction to Film (3 Hours)
  • FILM 2700 History of Cinema (3 Hours)

Film/Media Practices

  • CMS 2410 Digital Imaging (3 Hours)
  • CMS 2420 Introduction to Field Production (3 Hours)

Restricted Electives
(select two courses from this category)

  • ACCT 2101 Principle of Financial Accounting (3 Hours)
  • ART 1101 Drawing I (3 Hours)
  • ART 1104 2-D Design and Color Theory (3 Hours)
  • BLAW 2106 Legal Environment of Business (3 Hours)
  • CSCI 1301 Computer Science (3 Hours)
  • CPTG 1111 Introduction to Computing (3 Hours)
  • ECON 2106 Principle of Microeconomics (3 Hours)
  • FILM 2430 Storyboarding (3 Hours)
  • THEA 1880 Introduction to Acting (3 Hours)
  • THEA 2100 Stagecraft (3 Hours)
  • THEA 2900 Directing (3 Hours)

Required Upper-Division Courses: 27 Hours

  • CMS 3410 Lighting for Motion Pictures (3 Hours)
  • CMS 3420 Audio Recording (3 Hours)
  • CMS 3820 Screenwriting (3 Hours)
  • CMS 4310 Film Analysis and Criticism (3 Hours)
  • CMS 4410 Digital Video Production (3 Hours)
  • CMS 4450 Video Post-Production (3 Hours)
  • FILM 3155 Cinematography (3 Hours)
  • FILM 4460 Video Post-Production II (3 Hours)
  • FILM 4480 Digital Video Production II (3 Hours)

Experiential Learning/Internships: 6-9 Hours
(Select from the following courses.)

  • FILM 4901 Internship/Experiential Learning (2 hours required, may be repeated) (1-3 Hours)
  • FILM 4903 Seminar in Contemporary Film Making (3 Hours)
  • FILM 4904 Portfolio Class (required) (1 Hour)

Upper-Division Electives: 18-21 Hours
(Select courses from the two Groups below.)

Group A: Media Production Electives: 12-15 Hours

  • CMS 3600 Introduction to Broadcasting (3 Hours)
  • CMS 3720 New Media Design(3 Hours)
  • CMS 4490 Modes of Video Production (3 Hours)
  • FILM 3480 Producing (3 Hours)
  • FILM 3850 Motion Graphics (3 Hours)
  • FILM 4420 Visual Effects (3 Hours)
  • FILM 4430 Advanced Lighting (3 Hours)
  • FILM 4440 Advanced Visual Effects (3 Hours)
  • FILM 4800 Special Topics (3 Hours)

Group B: Media Criticism Electives: 6-9 Hours

  • CMS 3340 National Cinemas (3 Hours)
  • CMS 4320 Women and Film (3 Hours)
  • CMS 4330 Film Genres (3 Hours)
  • CMS 4340 Television Criticism (3 Hours)
  • FILM 3700 Great Directors (3 Hours)
  • FILM 4800 Special Topics (3 Hours)

Electives: 6 Hours
(Select courses at any level, with the exception of film production or film criticism. A minimum grade of C is required.)

Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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