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Major in Film--36 hours Reference #667 (BA Degree) revised 6/2013 Catalog year fall
2013 and thereafter.
The major in film provides undergraduates a strong fundamental appreciation for cinema theory and criticism, as well as the practical skills to produce their own films. With the opportunity to complete coursework in a variety of disciplines, including English, broadcasting, theatre, and anthropology, the major features a strong interdisciplinary approach to the subject of cinema.
Effective fall 2013, the major in film (reference number 667) requires a minimum of 36 credit hours and leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree. The major is composed of required courses in both film production and film theory and appreciation, culminating in a 3-credit senior seminar. Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all required courses applied to the film major. One-half of the hours (18-hours) in the film major must be at the 300 or 400 level. Students are encouraged to participate in relevant study abroad opportunities.
A minor or a second major in another discipline outside the area of mass communication is required. No more than 6 hours in the film major may count toward a student’s minor. Refer to the University catalog for more information.
1) Core (24 hours)
Students must take each of the following courses:
FILM 201 Introduction to the Cinema or BCOM 271 prior to fall 2010
THEA 101 Acting I
BCOM 350 Scriptwriting for Film & Television (FILM 201/BCOM 271 or BCOM 325)
BCOM 366 Video Editing, Aesthetics & Techniques (BCOM 266 or FILM 201 or permission)
BCOM 367 Field Production (spring) (BCOM 366)
BCOM 376 Film Production for Television (fall) (BCOM 367)
FILM 482 Film Production Workshop (FILM 201) (482 may be repeated)
FILM 486 Film Studies Capstone (spring only) (major in film and senior standing)
2) Electives (12 hours)
Students must take four of the following courses, including at least two in the world cinema category and one in the genres & theory category. Other courses may be approved as a restricted elective upon approval of the faculty advisor in the major and the program coordinator.
*Note: ENG 200 Literature is a pre-requisite to many of the required and elective ENG courses in the major.
Genres & Theory
ANTH 448 Visual Anthropology (Junior level or higher)
BCOM 378 Film Animation (fall) Download the Film Major Brochure
ENG 309 Documentary Film (fall odd years) (ENG 200 or permission)
ENG 365 Film Adaptation (fall) (ENG 200)
ENG 465 Film Genres (spring) (ENG 200 and either FILM 201 or ENG 365)
ENG 466 Film Theory (fall odd years) (ENG 366, 365; FILM 201, or permission of instructor)
FILM 399 Special Topics in Film (Genre and theory topics) (may be repeated in different topics)
BCOM 481 Problems in Mass Communication [Special Topic: World Cinema /Study Abroad]
ENG 366 History of Narrative Film (spring even years) (ENG 200)
ENG 368 Japanese Cinema in Translation (ENG 200) (course suspended 2012)
FILM 369 World Cinema (FILM 201 or permission)
FILM 399 Special Topics in Film -- International Cinema Topic
FREN 450 Topics in Francophone Cinema (ENG 200)
GERM 437 German Literature and Film (GERM 314 or equivalent)
PS 303 Politics and Film
SPAN 490 Hispanic Cinema (SPAN 370 or SPAN 371 plus one other 300-level class)
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