Film and Television Studies (B.A. OR B.S.)

Note: Students must have a 2.5 GPA to major and must attain a 2.5 GPA to graduate with the Film and Television Studies degree.

Prerequisite: ENGL 230  must be completed with a ‘C’ or above before enrolling in other courses in the sequence.

Film and Television Studies is an interdisciplinary degree taught on the film school model, whereby students will learn how to think critically and historically about film and culture while learning the fundamentals of film writing and film making. This degree prepares students to meet the growing demand for digitally fluent and professionally trained multimedia storytelling across the media industries, as well as in public institutions, government, and business.

Required course work includes the university requirements (see regulation J-3) and the following:

School of Journalism and Mass Media Core27
Major Requirements45
Total Hours72
ENGL 221History of Film 1895-19453
ENGL 222History of Film 1945-Present3
ENGL 230Introduction to Film Studies3
ENGL 231Introduction to Screenwriting3
JAMM 275Introduction to Broadcasting and Digital Media Production4
Select 5 credits of additional Production:5
Screenwriting
Digital Media Field Production
Lighting for Digital Media Production
Video Editing
Select 6 credits of History Culture and Theory courses, 3 of which must be in under-served, non-canonical, or international film; reflecting cultural diversity:6
Native American & Indigenous Film
Literature and Film
Film Theory and Criticism
Documentary Film
French/Francophone Cinema in Translation
Chinese Cinema in Translation
German Culture through Film
Japanese Anime
Representation and Reality in Spanish Cinema
Hispanic Film
French & Francophone Cinema
History and Film
German Film
Crime and the Media
American Television Genres
History of Mass Media
Gender and Identity in Spanish Cinema
Human Rights and Hispanic Cinema
Select 12 credits of electives from the following,or other courses if approved by director of Film & Television Studies:12
Native American & Indigenous Film
Literature and Film
Film Theory and Criticism
Screenwriting
Documentary Film
French/Francophone Cinema in Translation
German Culture through Film
Chinese Cinema in Translation
Representation and Reality in Spanish Cinema
Hispanic Film
French & Francophone Cinema
German Film
History and Film
Crime and the Media
Digital Media Field Production
American Television Genres
Hollywood Portrayals of Journalists
Lighting for Digital Media Production
Video Editing
Gender and Identity in Spanish Cinema
Human Rights and Hispanic Cinema
Introduction to Design
Basics of Performance I
Basics of Performance II
Scene Design I
Costume Design I
Lighting Design I
Intermediate Acting I
Intermediate Acting II
Costume Design II
Advanced Scene Design
Directing
Senior Experience6
Advanced Digital Media Production
Advanced Digital Media Production II
Total Hours45

Courses to total 120 credits for this degree