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Academic Requirements

Film Studies Major

A major in film studies requires ten courses. Courses must be taken from each of the three disciplines represented in the major.

  1. ART-170 Filmmaking I
  2. ART-370 Filmmaking II
  3. FLM-300 Film Analysis
  4. FLM-325 Film History
  5. FLM-815 Independent Project in Film
  6. Three of the following:
    ART-120 Animation I
    CRW/THE-200 Beginning Playwriting (The One-Act Play)
    FLM-705 Seminar in Film
    FLM-895 Internship in Film
    THE-140 Design for the Stage
    THE-260 Acting for the Camera
  7. Two additional courses from either the courses under #6 or any of the following:
    ART-145 Digital Art I
    ART-155 Photography I
    ART-345 Digital Art II
    ART-570 Filmmaking III
    ART-545 Digital Art III
    CRW/THE-300 Advanced Playwriting (The Full-Length Play)
    FLM-110 Introduction to Film
    FLM–250 Film Topics
    THE-430 Lighting Design
    THE-440 Scene Design
    THE-480 Costume Design

Courses in Flim Studies

ART-120 Animation I
A studio course in the digital production of animation, including narrative, non-narrative and experimental styles.

ART-170 Filmmaking I
A studio course in the digital production of film, including narrative, non-narrative and experimental styles.

ART-145 Digital Art I
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ART-155 Photography I
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ART-320 Animation II
Continuation of Animation I (ART-120) with special emphasis on style and personal exploration. Prerequisite: Animation I (ART-120)

ART-3XX Filmmaking II
Continuation of Filmmaking I (ART-170) with special emphasis on style and personal exploration. Prerequisite: Filmmaking I (ART-170)

ART-345 Digital Art II
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ART-520 Animation III
Continuation of Animation II (ART-320). Students apply the principles and techniques from previous terms to their personal vision. Prerequisite: Animation II (ART-320)

ART-570 Filmmaking III
A continuation of Filmmaking II (ART-370). Students apply the principles and techniques from previous terms to their personal vision. Prerequisite: Filmmaking II (ART-370)

ART-545 Digital Art III
See Art

CRW/THE-200 Beginning Playwriting (The One-Act Play)
See English (CRW-200)

CRW/THE-300 Advanced Playwriting (The Full-Length Play)
See English (CRW-300)

FLM-010 Film Festival
An activity course in which students see a group of related films. S/U basis only. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 1.0 credit. (0.2 course credit)

FLM-110 Introduction to Film
Provides an historical understanding of film art as well as a basic critical perspective. This course surveys basic technical elements of film as well as major genres and cultural themes. Students view a wide spectrum of film and are introduced to the special vocabulary associated with film. This course is not required for the major.

FLM–250 Film Topics
Includes a brief introduction to film analysis, but focuses on a specific topic such as: adaptations, a genre, a period, an individual director, a studio. May be repeated, with consent of instructor, provided the topics are substantially different.

FLM–256 Film Topics: Non-Western Perspectives
Same as Film Topics (ENG-250) except selected works focus on non-Western perspectives.

FLM–257 Film Topics: United States Pluralism
Same as Film Topics (ENG-250) except selected works focus on United States pluralism.

FLM–258 Film Topics: Diverse Western Perspectives
Same as Film Topics (ENG-250) except selected works focus on diverse Western perspectives.

FLM-300 Film Analysis
Introduces the methodology of film criticism and acquaints students in a theoretical sense with the methods of filmmaking.

FLM-325 Film History
Familiarizes students with the history of film from the beginning to the present. Additional viewing time outside of class is required.

FLM–705 Seminar in Film
Work in an advanced topic in film analysis. Prerequisite: Film Analysis (FLM-30X)

FLM–815 Independent Project in Film
Independent study on an advanced film project chosen by the student, under the direction of a faculty member of the department. With permission of instructor prior to registration, may be taken for an X status grade. May be repeated for credit. Maximum of one credit may be applied to a Film Studies major. Prerequisite: Film Analysis (FLM-300) (Offered by arrangement)

FLM-895 Internship in Film
An internship with a focus on film production. A minimum of 140 hours on-site experience is required. S/U basis only. Prerequisite: junior standing and consent of the Film Studies administrative coordinator.

THE-140 Design for the Stage
See Theatre

THE-260 Acting for the Camera
See Theatre

THE-430 Lighting Design
See Theatre

THE-440 Scene Design
See Theatre

THE-480 Costume Design
See Theatre