Students pursuing the Filmmaking Practices concentration of the BA Film degree receive grounding in production practice, entertainment ethics, independent film production and producing. Production experience is garnered through FMP300 (Production 1) as well as work on produced film projects. Students completing the degree will be prepared for entry level positions in film production, producing, and management or advanced graduate level education.
In addition to fulfilling the major requirements, you must meet all university graduation requirements.
The BA in Film: filmmaking practices 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 250||Sex and Violence in Film and TV: Ethics Survey||3|
|FMP 261||Introduction to Screenwriting||3|
|FMP 300||Focus on Film: Filmmaking Practices or Non-majors||3|
|FMP 484 or 494||Internship or Film Production Crew||3|
|FMS 100||Introduction to Film||3|
|FMS 200||Film History||3|
|THF 101||Acting I: Fundamentals||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|
|THF 397||Professional Development Seminar||1|
|THF 497||Senior Project||1-6|
|THE 403||Independent Film||3|
An additional 9-14 hours of approved elective courses in film (FMP, THE, THP) and 3-8 hours of film-related electives outside the School of Theatre and Film are required.