The BA 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.
JU's Film program empowers the creative innovators of tomorrow
by training them in all aspects of the arts and crafts of the moving image,
from the aesthetic to the technological. At the same time, the program explores the best work of past masters of film and television in Cinema and
Media Studies courses, and encourages students to aspire to similar
accomplishments. We affirm the importance of storytelling as the form in which
human beings give weight and meaning to the most important passage of their
All BA Film majors must complete the following:
||History of Photography
||Studies in Film
||Introduction to Film
||Elements of Screenwriting
||Senior Thesis: Fall1
||Senior Thesis: Spring2
||Theatre Production Practicum
1. Satisfies Core Curriculum Writing Intensive (WI) course requirement for film majors.
2. Satisfies Core Curriculum Speech Intensive (SI) course requirement for film majors.