The Bachelor of Arts degree in Film offers students the opportunity to explore film history, theory, and criticism in depth along with a hands-on introduction to production. This combination of theoretical study with production experience gives students a unique understanding of how film creates meaning.
The major in film leading to the BA degree is designed for students who intend to pursue professional careers or graduate study in the visual arts after college. Film studies students may choose to focus their analysis on film through a specialization in Screenwriting or Directing.
All BA Film majors must complete the following:
- Required Film Core courses listed below.
- A concentration of 30 credit hours from courses selected from the concentrations offered by the division, Screenwriting or Directing
- A second concentration in Screenwriting or Directing for the BA degree can be earned by completing the coursework listed for each concentration, or courses approved by the Division of Visual Arts.
||Elements of Film
||Introduction to Film
||Elements of Screenwriting
||Senior Thesis: Fall1
||Senior Thesis: Spring2
1. Satisfies Core Curriculum Writing Intensive (WI) course requirement for film majors.
2. Satisfies Core Curriculum Speech Intensive (SI) course requirement for film majors.
AND one of the following 30 credit hour concentration areas listed below:
||20th Century Modern Art – Post-Modern Art
||Studies in Film
||Advanced Creative Writing
|ENGL 3xx or 4xx
||Upper Level English Elective
||Philosophy of Art
||Introduction to Film Photography
||Basic Computer Animation
||Theatre Production Practicum