Undergraduate Program

In the Bachelor of Arts in Film, students learn the foundations of visual storytelling skills that can be applied to any field. Our students are challenged with innovative training in directing; signature screenwriting approaches; the latest cinematography techniques; cutting-edge nonlinear solutions; and interactive courses in film history, theory, and criticism.

Once required courses are complete, students can select track electives to specialize in the area of their choice and prepare themselves to pursue careers as cinematographers, critics, directors, editors, historians, screen actors, producers, screenwriters, or professional crew. The program also equips students for entry into top-tier graduate programs in production or research. (Total credits = 120-123)


Degree Requirements

English Composition: 6 credits ENG 101 and 102

English Literature: 3 credits ENG 231 or 232

Constitution: 4-6 credits HIST 100 or PSC 101

Mathematics: 3 credits

Distribution Requirement (Humanities and Fine Arts):
Life & Physical Sciences & Analytical Thinking
9-10 credits PHI 102, and two courses from life & physical sciences category; at least one must be a lab.

Social Science: 9 credits



Computer Science: 3 credits

Foreign Language: 6 credits. Students must enroll in one foreign language approved by the department.

Film Requirements: 54 credits FIS 100, 110, 216, 220, 414, and either 300 or 400 Select two courses from the following: FIS 410, 411, 440, 441, 445, 446, 449, 470, 474, 475, 477, 478, 493, 494. Select one course from the following: FIS 409, 443, 444, 495, 496 or 497. Select seven elective courses from additional film department offerings in concert with film advisor.

Electives: 15 credits

TOTAL: 124-128 credits

Notes: Every student must complete a three-credit multicultural course and a three-credit international course. Courses satisfying other requirements may simultaneously satisfy the multicultural and international requirements except one course cannot satisfy both the multicultural and the international requirements.