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 lives.


All BA Film majors must complete the following: 


Code Course Credit
​ART 212 Foundations Seminar​ 2​
​ART 254 Digital Art​ 3​
​ARH 306 History of Photography​ 3​
ENGL 310 Studies in Film 3
FVA 101 Introduction to Film 3
FVA 201 Elements of Screenwriting 3
FVA 301 ​ Advanced Screenwriting ​ 3​
​FVA 363 Time-Based Art​ 3​
​FVA 372 Cinematography Workshop​ 3​
​FVA 472 ​Directing Workshop 3​
​FVA 473 Production Studio​ 3​
FVA 480WI Senior Thesis: Fall1 3
FVA 481SI Senior Thesis: Spring2 3
​THEA 111 Theatre Production Practicum​ 3​
​THEA 113 Acting I​ 3​
                                                                      Total: 44

1. Satisfies Core Curriculum Writing Intensive (WI) course requirement for film majors. 
2. Satisfies Core Curriculum Speech Intensive (SI) course requirement for film majors.