Major in Applied Theatre, Film and Television – Integrated Film and Television Studies/Production Concentration

The Film and Television Studies/Production Concentration (as a B.A. degree) explores not only the technical skills of the media production process, but also emphasizes the understanding of film, television, screen and aural media as communicative and aesthetic products and processes. The emphasis in this concentration is on the application of theoretical concepts, critical analysis, and historical understanding to a production context. You can apply your knowledge of film and television studies to construct advanced media projects.

Integrated Film and Television Studies/Production Concentration Requirements:

37 credit hours. The following are specific requirements for successful completion of the major:

  • Fundamentals (common to the three concentrations): M150 Mass Media and Contemporary Society
  • Core courses: Either FILM-C292: Introduction to Film or COMM-M215: Media Literacy AND either FILM-C391: The Film: Theory and Aesthetics OR COMM- M462: Television Aesthetics and Criticism
  • 6 credit hours of Film and Television Arts Electives
  • 3 credit hours of ENG-W302: Screenwriting
  • 3 credit hours in Production Planning
  • 6 credit hours in Production Process: NEWM-N253: Introduction to Digital Video or COMM-M221: Electronic Media Production, AND NEWM-N353: Intermediate
  • Digital Video or HER K300: Time-Based Art (Advanced Digital Imaging)
  • 7 credit hours of Production Electives
  • 3 credit hour Capstone experience (common to all three concentrations)
  • At least 18 credit hours in the major must be in courses at the 300 level or above.
  • Residency Requirement: No more than 15 credit hours may transfer. At least 24 credit hours must be taken in courses specific to the program in Film and Television as defined in this curriculum.
  • A grade of C or higher in all major course work.
  • No more than 9 hours of combined Independent Study and Internship credit toward graduation.

Required Courses

Integrated Film and Television Studies/Production Concentration:
2 courses: Fundamentals (6 cr.)
  • COMM-M150: Mass Media and Contemporary Society (3 cr.)
  • COMM-G499 Research Seminar (3 cr.)

3 courses: Film and Television Arts Core (6 cr.)

  • FILM-C292 Introduction to Film or COMM-M215: Media Literacy (3 cr.)
  • FILM-C391 The Film: Theory and Aesthetics (3 cr.) OR COMM-M462: Television Aesthetics and Criticism (3 cr.)

1 course: Scriptwriting (3 cr.)

  • COMM-M210 Media Message Design (3 cr.) OR
  • ENG-W250 Writing in Context (with appropriate topic) (3 cr.) OR
  • ENG-W302 Screenwriting (3 cr.) (pre-requisite: W206 can be taken to fulfill partly the General Education Arts and Humanities requirement)

1 course: Production Planning (3 cr.)

  • HER-A307 Concepts in Action: Concept Art and Illustration (3 cr.) OR
  • NEWM-N420 Multimedia Project Development (3 cr.) OR
  • CGT 31800 Animation Preproduction (3 cr.) (prerequisite: CGT 20100)

2 courses: Production Process (6 cr.)

  • COMM-M221: Electronic Media Production (3 cr.) OR NEWM-N253* Introduction to Digital Video (3 cr.) OR CGT 20200 Motion and Video 1 (3 cr.)
  • COMM-M465 Advanced Video Technique (3 cr.) (prerequisite: NEWM-N253 or COMM-M221) OR NEWM-N353*Intermediate Digital Video (3 cr.) (prerequisite: NEWM-N253 or COMM- M221, or instructor consent) OR CGT 34600 Digital Video and Audio (3 cr.) (prerequisite: CGT 20100 or Comm- M221)

Course content in N253 and N353 alternates (fall/spring semesters) between narrative and documentary video

Elective Courses

2 courses: Film and Television Arts Electives (6 cr.)

  • MUS-Z315 Music for Film (3 cr.)
  • FILM-C351 Musicals (3 cr.)
  • FILM-C352 Biopics (3 cr.)
  • FILM-C361 Hollywood Studio Era 1930-1949 (3 cr.)
  • FILM-C362 Hollywood in the 1950s (3 cr.)
  • COMM-M370 History of Television (3 cr.)
  • COMM-M373 Film and Video Documentary (3 cr.)
  • COMM-G391 Variable Title Seminar (media-related topic only) (3 cr.)
  • FILM-C380 French Cinema (3 cr.)
  • FILM-C390 Topics in Film (Variable Title) (3 cr.)
  • FILM-C392 Genres in Film (Variable Title) (3 cr.)
  • FILM-C393 History of European and American Films I (3 cr.)
  • FILM-C394 History of European and American Films II (3 cr.)
  • FILM-C491 Authorship in Cinema (Variable Title) (3 cr.)
  • FILM-C493 Film Adaptations of Literature (3 cr.)

2-3 Courses: Production Electives (7 cr.)

  • MUS-A132 Music Technology Lab I (3 cr.)
  • MUS-A142 Music Technology Lab II (3 cr.) (prerequisite: A132)
  • COMM-M220 Electronic Graphic Production (3 cr.)
  • NEWM-N255 Introduction to Digital Sound (3 cr.)
  • COMM-M290 Video Production Workshop (1 cr.)
  • COMM-G300 Independent Study (1-3 cr.)
  • HER K300 Time-Based Art (Advanced Digital Imaging) (3 cr.) (prerequisite: HER-K301 or HER-K303)
  • HER-A307 Illustration for Animators (3 cr.)
  • CGT 31400 Advanced Motion Design (3 cr.)
  • NEWM-N340 Motion Graphics (3 cr.)
  • CGT 35100 Interactive Multimedia Design (3 cr.) (prerequisite: CGT 25100)
  • NEWM-N354 Directorial Analysis, Production, and RAW Workflow (3cr.) (prerequisite: NEWM-N253)
  • NEWM-N356 Lighting and Field Production (3 cr.) (prerequisite: NEWMN-253 and NEWMN-N353)
  • NEWM-N357 Digital Effects (3 cr.) or
  • CGT 44400 History and Technique of Visual Effects in Film (3 cr.)
  • CGT 40200 Motion and Video 2 (3 cr.) (prerequisite: CGT 34600)
  • CGT 44200 Production for Computer Animation (3 cr.) (prerequisite: CGT 34100)
  • COMM-G491 Internship (1-6 cr.) or
  • HER-K430 Photography and Intermedia Seminar (when appropriate topic) (3 cr.)
  • NEWM-N453 Advanced Digital Video (3 cr.) or CGT 44600 Technical Animation Production and Direction (3 cr.)
  • NEWM-N456 Digital Cinema (3 cr.)(prerequisite: NEWM-N253 and NEWM-N353 and NEWM-N354)
  • INFO-I459 Media and Technology Entrepreneurship (3 cr.)
  • COMM-M461Production Problems in Communication Media (variable topic) (3 cr.)
  • COMM-M463 Advanced Graphic Technique (3 cr.)
  • COMM-M464 Advanced Audio Technique (3 cr.)
  • COMM-M465 Advanced Video Technique (3 cr.)
  • COMM-M466 Television Direction (3 cr.)

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