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 not by academics but by leaders within the industries that 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