BFA Film, Production

BFA Film, Production

Film It!

Production.

Learn the inner workings of how to make dynamic, relevant media: short films and feature films, episodic television, web series, multi-platform content, and more. Storytelling, creative development, cinematography, audio design, directing, producing, editing. The “film biz” is constantly changing – but it can be you who defines where it goes next.

The BFA in Film’s curriculum was designed in collaboration with industry leaders who hire our alumni — so it’s incredibly relevant to the business of contemporary filmmaking.

Liberal Arts Core (36 Credits):

Liberal Arts Core Requirements (16 credits)

  • FRYE 1025 Liberal Arts Seminar (4 credits)
  • ENGL 1050 Writing Roundtable I (4 credits)
  • ENGL 1051 Writing Roundtable II (4 credits)
  • SOYE 2050 Sophomore Roundtable Seminar (4 credits)

Liberal Arts Distributive Core Requirements (12 credits)

Cultural Diversity Course (4 credits)

Ethical Responsibility Course (4 credits)

Options for all courses change on a semester basis – check the Registrar for this semester’s core classes and academic catalog.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS 48 Credits
FILM 1005 Digital Arts for Filmmakers 4
FILM 1102 Introduction to Visual Storytelling 4
FILM 1103 Production Explorations 4
FILM 1104 Post-Production Explorations 4
FILM 2101 Professional Film, Television, and Emergent Media Practices 4
FILM 2201 20th Century Film History 4
FILM 2211 Creative Development and Producing for Film & TV 4
FILM 2217 Fundamentals of Story Development 4
FILM 2405 Capturing Excellent Sound 2
FILM 3304 Business of Film, Television, and Emergent Media 4
FILM 3212 Making Dynamic Films 4
FILM 3310 Story, Ethics, and Responsibility 4
FILM 4915 Film/TV/New Media Internship 2
34 Lower-Division Credits; 14 upper-Division Credits
PRODUCTION
#1 CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS 4 lower div, 8+4 upper div credits
Lower Division
FILM 2213 Post Production Editing & Effects I 4
Upper Division
8 credit required “pairs”:
FILM 3324 Introduction to Directing 4
FILM 4407 Advanced Film, TV and Web Directing 4
Or
FILM 3356 Telling a Story with the Camera 4
FILM 4700 Advanced Cinematography 4
4-credit additional:
FILM 3318 Intermediate Story Development 4
FILM 3324 Introduction to Directing 4
FILM 3356 Telling a Story with the Camera 4
FILM 3366 Documentary Storytelling I 4
FILM 4406 Advanced Producing and Financing 4