Nov 25, 2020  
Undergraduate Catalog 2020 - 2021 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2020 - 2021

Film & Media Arts, B.F.A.



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Description

The BFA in Film & Media Arts is a professional training degree program to prepare students for careers in film and media arts. FMA majors use creative problem solving to craft narratives with subtext and emotional depth, bolstered by precise industry skills. Tracks of Writing and Directing, Acting and Directing, Writing and Producing, Cinematography, Postproduction, and Interactive Media allow for discipline focus and opportunities for collaborative projects of increasing sophistication.

What careers can this major prepare you for?

The language of the global economy is communicated through film and media arts as evidenced throughout the world-wide-web, and all manner of information, marketing and entertainment dissemination. Specific career paths include: Screenwriter, Series Writer, Copywriter, Writer, Writer's Assistant; Executive Producer, Creative Producer, Associate Producer, Line Producer; Production Manager, Unit Production Manage; Production Coordinator; Script Supervisor; Production Assistant; Director; First/Second Assistant Director; Cinematographer; Director of Photography; Camera Operator; First/Second Assistant Camera; Key Grip; Grip; Gaffer; Best Boy; Sound Mixer; Boom Operator; Location Manager; Postproduction Supervisor; Editor; Assistant, Dialog, Sound Editor; Colorist; Compositor; Digital Effects Artist; Actor; Casting Director; Writer/Director; Writer/Producer; Commercial Director; Music Video Director; Filmmaker; Documentarian; Interactive Media Creator.

What skills are developed within this major?

Creative problem-solving, communication, collaboration, time-management, and storytelling aesthetics are some of the principle skills developed within the major and are broadly applicable throughout a host of industries.

Hours Required for Degree


Minimum hours required for degree: 120

Minimum hours required for major: 72

Major-Field Requirements


Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA in the major

Track Courses


Writing and Producing


In addition to the required 15 core courses, students must complete an additional 27 credits for the Writing and Producing Track.

Cinematography


In addition to the required 15 core courses, students must complete an additional 27 credits for the Cinematography Track.

Postproduction


In addition to the required 15 core courses, students must complete an additional 27 credits for the Postproduction Track.

Acting and Directing


In addition to the required 15 core courses, students must complete an additional 27 credits for the Acting and Directing Track.

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