Major Requirements

Film & Media Studies Major Worksheet
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Two Prerequisites:

  1. One Introductory course: FILM 1 (Introduction to Film: From Script to Screen) or FILM 2 (Introduction to Television) or FILM 3 (Introduction to Digital Arts and Culture)
  2. FILM 20 Film History I (Silent to Sound)

And Nine Required Courses:

One survey of film history course from the following: 

1.      FILM 21 History of Film II (1930-1960)

         FILM 22 History of Film III (1960-1990)

         FILM 23 Film History IV (1990-present)

2. One additional media history course from among the following: FILM 21, FILM 22, FILM 23, FILM 45 (U.S. Television History), FILM 42 (National Cinema); students may also petition to the department to count specific offerings of the following topics classes for credit in this requirement: FILM 41 (e.g. Genre: Animation History), FILM 46 (e.g. Topics in Television: Industrial Roots of the Information Superhighway) or FILM 47 (e.g. Topics in Film: Studio System or History of Documentary).

3. FILM 40 Theories and Methodologies of Film and Media Studies

4. , 5. , and 6. Three studies courses from among the following, at least one of which must be a Television Studies course ( FILM 45, FILM 46's):

         FILM 41's Genre

         FILM 42's National Cinema

         FILM 43's Film Creator

         FILM 44 Theory Meets Practice

         FILM 45 U.S. Television History

         FILM 46's Topics in Television

         FILM 47's Topics in Film

         FILM 48 Topics in Digital Culture and New Technologies

         FILM 50 Topics in  Media Theory

7. One production course form among the following:

         FILM 30 Documentary Videomaking

         FILM 31 Filmmaking I

         FILM 33 Screenwriting I

         FILM 35 Animation: Principles and Practice

         FILM 36's Videomaking

         FILM 37 Directing for the Camera

         FILM 51 Game Design Studio

8. and 9. Two courses at an advanced level, one of which must be the culminating experience:

         FILM 32 Filmmaking II

         FILM 34 Screenwriting II

         FILM 38 Advanced Animation

         FILM 39's Advanced Videomaking

         Any courses between FILM 41 - FILM 48

         FILM 49 Practicum in Digital Culture and New Technologies

         FILM 50 Topics in Media Theory

         FILM 80 Independent Study

         FILM 93 Major Project

         FILM 95 Honors Project