Undergraduate Degree - Film Studies

Program:
Film Studies
Program Code:
5755 Film Studies
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Arts
Start Term:
SS15
Department:
Department of English
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College of Arts and Letters

Department of English

Undergraduate Program
Film Studies

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Film Studies offers students in-depth education in the disciplinary understanding of film as a medium and in the critical analysis of films as interpretable texts. Students will gain an understanding of aspects of cinematic aesthetics, film grammar, the history of film, cultural contexts of film, and theoretical and critical approaches in film studies.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Film Studies
 
  1. The University requirements for bachelor’s degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Film Studies.

    The University’s Tier II writing requirement for the Film Studies major is met by completing one of the following courses: Film Studies 334, 400, 434, 435B, 460, 480, or 499. Those courses are referenced in item 3. below.
  2. The requirements of the College of Arts and Letters for the Bachelor of Arts degree.
    1. The following requirements for the major (36 to 40 credits):
                     
      a. All of the following courses (9 credits):
      FLM 200 Film Collective 1
      FLM 230 Introduction to Film Studies 4
      FLM 260 Introduction to Digital Film and Emergent Media 4
      b. All of the following courses (12 credits):
      FLM 300 Classical Film and Media Theory 3
      FLM 301 History of Film after Midcentury 3
      FLM 380 Classical Film and Media Theory 3
      FLM 381 Contemporary Film and Media Theory 3
      c. One of the following courses (3 credits):
      FLM 450 Studies in Ethnic Film 3
      FLM 451 Studies in Postcolonial Cinema 3
      FLM 452 Studies in Film, Gender, and Sexuality 3
      d. One of the following capstone courses (3 credits):
      FLM 400 Seminar in the History of Film (W) 3
      FLM 460 Seminar in Digital Film and Emergent Media (W) 3
      FLM 480 Seminar in Film and Media Theory (W) 3
      FLM 493 Film Studies Internship 3
      e. Complete 9 to 13 credits in courses from the following:
      ENG 231 Film and Literature 4
      ENG 478A Literature, Technology, Representation 3
      ENG 478B Literature and Visual Culture 3
      FLM 211 Documentary History and Theory 3
      FLM 255 Stars and Directors 3
      FLM 311 Introduction to Documentary Production 3
      FLM 334 Introduction to Screenwriting (W) 3
      FLM 335 Film Directing 3
      FLM 336 Aesthetics of Film Editing 3
      FLM 337 Topics in Film Form 3
      FLM 350 National and Transnational Cinemas 3
      FLM 355 Studies in Film Genres 3
      FLM 400 Seminar in the History of Film (W) 3
      FLM 411 Collaborative Documentary Design and Production (W) 3
      FLM 434 Advanced Screenwriting (W) 3
      FLM 435A Creating the Fiction Film I 3
      FLM 435B Creating the Fiction Film II (W) 3
      FLM 438 Film Financing, Programming, and Distribution 3
      FLM 450 Studies in Ethnic Film 3
      FLM 451 Studies in Postcolonial Cinema 3
      FLM 452 Studies in Film, Gender, and Sexuality 3
      FLM 455 Experimental Film and Media 3
      FLM 460 Seminar in Digital Film and Emergent Media (W) 3
      FLM 480 Seminar in Film and Media Theory (W) 3
      FLM 489H Senior Honors Independent Project 3
      FLM 490 Independent Study 1 to 4
      FLM 491 Special Topics in Film Studies 3
      FLM 492H Honors Seminar in Film Studies 3
      FLM 493 Film Studies Internship 2 to 4
      FLM 499 Senior Thesis Research (W) 1 to 4
      LL 250A Topics in National Cinemas: German Cinema 3
      LL 250B Topics in National Cinemas: East Asian Cinema 3
      ROM 355 French, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish Cinema since 1930 4
      RUS 250 Russian and Soviet Cinema 3
      THR 304 Topics in Acting/Directing II: Acting for the Camera 3
      THR 350 Plays as Film 3
      Film Studies 450, 451, or 452 may not count towards fulfillment of this requirement if used towards requirement 3. c. above. Film Studies 400, 460, 480, or 493 may not count towards fulfillment of this requirement if used towards requirement 3. d. above.