Undergraduate Minor - Minor in Fiction Filmmaking

Program:
Minor in Fiction Filmmaking
Program Code:
5769 Fiction Filmmaking
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Minor Undergraduate
Start Term:
FS15
College:
Department:
Department of English
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Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
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College of Arts and Letters

Department of English

Undergraduate Program
Minor in Fiction Filmmaking

The Minor in Fiction Filmmaking educates students in the history, theory, and production of fiction film. Students who enroll in this minor combine practical skills in production with conceptual training in film studies to produce theoretically informed work while developing an understanding of the challenges of creating high-quality films. 

The Minor in Fiction Filmmaking is jointly administered by the Department of English within the College of Arts and Letters and the Department of Media and Information in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences. The Department of English is the primary administrative unit. The minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University.

Students who are interested in the minor are eligible to apply if they have attained sophomore standing, and have completed at least one of the prerequisite courses listed below. Both courses need to be completed prior to or concurrent with FLM 335. Students must submit an application available in the advising offices of the College of Arts and Letters and the College of Communication Arts and Sciences during late February. Applications will be reviewed prior to annual enrollment. Applications are also available online at www.film.msu.edu.

With the approval of the department that administers the student’s degree program, courses that are used to satisfy the requirements for the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree. The student’s program of study must be approved by the student’s academic advisor for the minor.

Prerequisite Courses
CAS 112  Story, Sound and Motion  3
FLM  230 Introduction to Film         4

Requirements for the Minor in Fiction Filmmaking

The student must complete a minimum of 15 credits from the following:
1. The following course (3 credits):
FLM 335 Film Directing 3
2. One of the following courses (3 credits):
FLM 300 History of Film to Midcentury 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
3. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
FLM 260 Introduction to Digital Film and Emergent Media 4
FLM 334 Introduction to Screenwriting (W) 3
FLM 336 Aesthetics of Film Editing 3
FLM 434 Advanced Screenwriting (W) 3
FLM 438 Film Financing, Programming, and Distribution 3
FLM 460 Seminar in Digital Film and Emergent Media (W) 3
MI 337 Compositing and Special Effects 3
MI 341 Filmmaking II 3
MI 344 Sound Design for Cinema, Television, and Games 3
MI 351 Producing for Cinema and Television 3
MI 440 Advanced Video Editing 3
MI 441 Advanced Lighting and Camera Techniques 3
4. Both of the following courses (6 credits):
FLM 435A Creating the Fiction Film I 3
FLM 435B Creating the Fiction Film II (W) 3

Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

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Fiction Filmmaking, MNUN (5769)

Required Credits: 15    Program Version: FS16

Requirement 1: Minor - Fiction Filmmaking - Film Directing
Minor - Fiction Filmmaking - Film Directing: 1 course from FLM335

Requirement 2: Minor - Fiction Filmmaking - History of Film
Minor - Fiction Filmmaking - History of Film: 1 course from FLM300, FLM301, FLM380, FLM381

Requirement 3: Minor - Fiction Filmmaking - Elective
Minor - Fiction Filmmaking - Elective: 1 course from FLM260, FLM334, FLM336, FLM434, FLM438, FLM460, MI337, MI341, MI344, MI351, MI440, MI441

Requirement 4: Minor - Fiction Filmmaking - Fiction Film I and II
Minor - Fiction Filmmaking - Fiction Film I and II: 2 courses from FLM435A, FLM435B

Requirement 5
15 credits required to complete this degreeThe specified coursework in this program may not equal this total. The difference must be made up of open options which must be acceptable within the limits of this program. In cases of doubt, please consult an academic advisor.