Students pursuing the Film and Media Production concentration receive a comprehensive practical knowledge of production, awareness of the impact of media and entertainment on the audience and an understanding of the role of the artist in society. Students in the film and media production concentration have access to digital cameras, lighting, and sound equipment in a new teaching studio. Post-production facilities include multiple computer editing stations. The curriculum's course work in ethics in entertainment and dramatic analysis are two other unique components.
In addition to fulfilling the major requirements, you must meet all university graduation requirements.
The BA in Film: Film and Media Production concentration consists of 58 semester hours.
The following are required of all students:
|Course Code||Course Description||Hours|
|FMP 201||Film: The Creative Process I||3|
|FMP 220||Final Cut for Filmmakers||1|
|FMP 250||Sex and Violence in Film and TV: Ethics Survey||3|
|FMP 261||Introduction to Screenwriting||3|
|FMP 300||Film Production: Film & Media Part 1||3|
|FMP 318||Directing for Film||3|
|FMP 320||Film and Media Post-Production||3|
|FMP 417||Business Ethics in Entertainment||3|
|FMP 480||Film Production Capstone I||3|
|FMP 481||Film Production Capstone II||3|
|FMS 100||Introduction to Film||3|
|FMS 200||Film History||3|
|THF 125||Orientation to Theatre and Film||1|
|THF 126||School of Theatre and Film: First-Year Experience||2|
|THF 160||Introduction to Storytelling||3|
|THF 215||Design and Composition for Theatre and Film||3|
|THF 220||Principles of Dramatic Analysis||3|
|THE 403||Independent Film||3|
|THP 387||Acting: TV and Film||3|
An additional 6 hours of approved courses in film also are required.
Students admitted to the Film and Media Production concentration must subsequently complete a five-semester studio sequence consisting of the following courses: FMP 300, FMP 320, FMP 318, FMP 480, FMP 481.
Retention in this concentration is based on maintenance of a minimum 2.50 overall GPA and a 3.00 Theatre and Film GPA.
Extracurricular Film and Media Production Activities:
Students in the Film and Media Production Program enjoy a hands-on professional experience within a liberal arts education. The program employs the latest digital technologies to train undergraduates for careers in screenwriting, directing, cinematography, editing and producing. Through a unique emphasis on ethical decision making in both content creation and business practices, students are trained to thoughtfully consider not only how to look through a lens, but why they should. Issues such as racial and ethnic identities, sex, and violence are examined as tools for filmmakers to use with an understanding of audience effects and the greater responsibility of artists in society. Faculty is drawn from working professionals in film and television, providing a wealth of opportunities for young filmmakers.
Key features of the ASU Herberger School of Theatre and Film experience include: