BFA Film, Story Development

BFA Film, Story Development

Write It and Produce It!

Story Development.

21st century media requires strong storytelling and creative development from the first outline through shooting and post-production. Learn how to leverage your ideas across multiple platforms: feature films, episodic television, web series, documentaries, emergent media, and more. Get ready to blow the writer’s room apart.

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
STORY DEVELOPMENT
#2 CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS 4 lower div, 8+4 upper div credits
FILM 3218 Story Development for Emergent Media 4
8 credit required “pair”:
FILM 3318 Intermediate Story Development 4
FILM 4418 Advanced Story Development 4
4 credit additional:
FILM 3319 Adaptation and Branding 4
FILM 3320 Writing for Television 4
FILM 4406 Advanced Producing & Financing 4