Film and Television Major (B.A.)

120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA.

Program Requirements Overview

General Education Requirements42
World Languages and Cultures Requirements3-9
Major Requirements42
Free Electives33-27
Total Credits120

Major Requirements

Core Requirements
CMST 110Introduction to Communication and Media3
CMST 210Theorizing Communication and Media3
Required Courses
ENFL 208Introduction to the Film3
CMST 227Television and Culture3
FMTV 210Story Analysis and Introduction to Screenwriting3
FMTV 220Filmmaking I3
FMTV 222Introduction to Non-Scripted Television and Editing3
FMTV 277Audio Production for Film/Digital Media3
FMTV 355Film and Television Practicum1
Major Electives
200-300 Level Electives
Complete 6 credits at the 200-300 level from the list below.6
300-400 Level Electives
Complete 6 credits at the 300-400 level from the list below.6
400 Level Electives
Complete 6 credits at the 400 level from the list below.6
Additional Electives
Complete 6 credits from any CMDA, CMST, JOUR, SPTC, or STCM course (not previously used for major requirements). See links to course lists below.6
Total Credits49

Major Electives

200-300 Level Electives

FMTV 201Digital Filmmaking I3
FMTV 204Film Forum3
FMTV 205Film Art: Historical and Contemporary3
FMTV 231Introduction to the Control Room and Studio4
FMTV 251Acting for the Screen3
FMTV 256Production Design I3
FMTV 260Film Story Analysis3
FMTV 261Special Topics in Film and Television3
FMTV 267Music Supervising for Film, Television and Video Games1
FMTV 268Music Licensing1
FMTV 269Music Industry Contracts1
FMTV 274Production Audio for Film and Television1
FMTV 278Craft and Business of Songwriting1-3
FMTV 279Experiential Sound Workshop: The Art of Right-Brain Listening1
FMTV 280Filmmaking Tech Workshop1-3
FMTV 283Developing the Documentary3
FMTV 307Children's Television3
FMTV 308Mythic Structure in Screenwriting3
FMTV 309Experimental Film and Digital Art History: 1902-Present3
FMTV 310Intermediate Screenwriting3
FMTV 311Writing the Feature Film3
FMTV 312Writing the Narrative Series3
FMTV 314Writing for Interactive Media3
FMTV 317Narrative Development for Gaming3
FMTV 324Production Design II3
FMTV 343Intermediate Post-Production3
FMTV 352Experimental Film/Digital Workshop I3
FMTV 353Advanced Television Production3
FMTV 355Film and Television Practicum1
FMTV 358Production Management3
FMTV 360Narrative Film and TV Editing3
FMTV 363Media Management3
FMTV 373MIDI and Digital Music Production3
FMTV 374Audio Post: ProTools Workshop1
FMTV 375Introduction to Music Recording3
FMTV 376Post Production Foley Workshop1-3
FMTV 377Sound Analysis and Design3
FMTV 379Signal Flow and Session Management1-3
FMTV 383Producing the Documentary3
FMTV 385Digital Media Technical Workshop3
JOUR 232Modern Journalism1-3
JOUR 249Media Ethics and Law3
JOUR 245Media Performance Techniques3
JOUR 341Multimedia Storytelling4
SPTC 247Sports Media and Society3
SPTC 341Cross Platform Sports Writing and Reporting3

300-400 Level Electives

FMTV 307Children's Television3
FMTV 308Mythic Structure in Screenwriting3
FMTV 309Experimental Film and Digital Art History: 1902-Present3
FMTV 310Intermediate Screenwriting3
FMTV 311Writing the Feature Film3
FMTV 312Writing the Narrative Series3
FMTV 314Writing for Interactive Media3
FMTV 317Narrative Development for Gaming3
FMTV 324Production Design II3
FMTV 343Intermediate Post-Production3
FMTV 352Experimental Film/Digital Workshop I3
FMTV 353Advanced Television Production3
FMTV 355Film and Television Practicum1
FMTV 358Production Management3
FMTV 360Narrative Film and TV Editing3
FMTV 363Media Management3
FMTV 373MIDI and Digital Music Production3
FMTV 374Audio Post: ProTools Workshop1
FMTV 375Introduction to Music Recording3
FMTV 376Post Production Foley Workshop1-3
FMTV 377Sound Analysis and Design3
FMTV 379Signal Flow and Session Management1-3
FMTV 383Producing the Documentary3
FMTV 385Digital Media Technical Workshop3
FMTV 400Long Form and Episodic Documentary Workshop II3
FMTV 410Advanced Screenwriting3
FMTV 411Special Topics in Screenwriting3
FMTV 420Production Design Mentorship3
FMTV 422Film III: Directing Workshop3
FMTV 425Commercial Directing3
FMTV 426Advanced Film Workshop3
FMTV 432Multi-camera Narrative Production3
FMTV 433Multi-camera Webseries Production3
FMTV 434Non-Scripted Television Production3
FMTV 436Art and Cultural Programming Production3
FMTV 437Special Topics in Media Analysis3
FMTV 440Advanced Narrative Editing3
FMTV 441Advanced Cinematography3
FMTV 442Post Production Elements for Television Programming3
FMTV 452Experimental Film/Digital Workshop II3
FMTV 460Filmmaking Internship1-9
FMTV 474Mixing for Film and Television1-3
FMTV 475Advanced Music Recording Techniques1-3
FMTV 476Advanced Music Mixing1-3
FMTV 477Sound Design for Film3
FMTV 481Career Development Workshop3
JOUR 341Multimedia Storytelling4
SPTC 341Cross Platform Sports Writing and Reporting3
SPTC 441Sports Production for Television, Radio and Internet3

400 Level Electives

FMTV 400Long Form and Episodic Documentary Workshop II3
FMTV 410Advanced Screenwriting3
FMTV 411Special Topics in Screenwriting3
FMTV 420Production Design Mentorship3
FMTV 422Film III: Directing Workshop3
FMTV 425Commercial Directing3
FMTV 426Advanced Film Workshop3
FMTV 432Multi-camera Narrative Production3
FMTV 433Multi-camera Webseries Production3
FMTV 434Non-Scripted Television Production3
FMTV 436Art and Cultural Programming Production3
FMTV 437Special Topics in Media Analysis3
FMTV 440Advanced Narrative Editing3
FMTV 441Advanced Cinematography3
FMTV 442Post Production Elements for Television Programming3
FMTV 452Experimental Film/Digital Workshop II3
FMTV 460Filmmaking Internship1-9
FMTV 474Mixing for Film and Television1-3
FMTV 475Advanced Music Recording Techniques1-3
FMTV 476Advanced Music Mixing1-3
FMTV 477Sound Design for Film3
FMTV 481Career Development Workshop3
SPTC 441Sports Production for Television, Radio and Internet3

Additional Electives

CMDA,  CMST, JOUR, SPTC, STCM

General Education Requirements

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A. New Student Seminar
Complete a 1 credit New Student Seminar1
C. Communication
1. Writing 3
2. Literature3
3. Communication3
D. Fine and Performing Arts
Complete a 3 credit Fine and Performing Arts course.3
F. Humanities
1. Great Works and Their Influences3
2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
G. Computer Science
Complete a 3 credit Computer Science course.3
H. Mathematics
Complete a 3 credit Mathematics course.3
I. Natural Science Laboratory
Complete a 4 credit Natural Science Laboratory course.4
J. Physical Education
Complete a 1 credit Physical Education course.1
K. Social Science
1. American and European History 3
2. Global Cultural Perspectives3
3. Social Science Perspectives 3
L. Interdisciplinary Studies
Complete a 3 credit Interdisciplinary Studies course.3
Total Credits42

World Languages and Cultures Requirements

Click here for a list of courses that fulfill World Languages and Cultures categories.

World Languages
Based on language placement exam, complete one or two sequential courses in the same language.3-6
World Cultures
Requirement may be fulfilled by course selected in General Education - Social Science: Global Cultural Perspectives.0-3
Total Credits3-9

Recommended Roadmap to Degree Completion

This recommended four-year plan is provided as an outline for students to follow in order to complete their degree requirements within four years.  This plan is a recommendation and students should only use it in consultation with their academic advisor.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
GNED 199 New Student Seminar 1
WRIT 105 College Writing I 3
CMST 110 Introduction to Communication and Media 3
ENFL 208 Introduction to the Film 3
FMTV 210 Story Analysis and Introduction to Screenwriting 3
FMTV 220 Filmmaking I 3
 Credits16
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION (C2) Literature 3
CMST 101 Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement 3
GENERAL EDUCATION (G) Computer Science 3
FMTV 222 Introduction to Non-Scripted Television and Editing 3
FMTV 277 Audio Production for Film/Digital Media 3
 Credits15
Second Year
Fall
GENERAL EDUCATION (H) Mathematics 3
GENERAL EDUCATION (I) Natural Science Laboratory 4
World Language 1 3
CMST 227 Television and Culture 3
200-300 Level Major Elective 3
 Credits16
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION (D) Fine and Performing Arts 3
GENERAL EDUCATION (J) Physical Education 1
World Language 2 3
CMST 210 Theorizing Communication and Media 3
200-300 Level Major Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits16
Third Year
Fall
GENERAL EDUCATION (K2) Social Science – Global Cultural Perspectives 3
GENERAL EDUCATION (K3) Social Science – Social Science Perspectives 3
300-400 Level Major Elective 3
Additional Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION (F1) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences 3
GENERAL EDUCATION (K1) Social Science – American and European History 3
300-400 Level Major Elective 3
Additional Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Fall
GENERAL EDUCATION (F2) Humanities – Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
GENERAL EDUCATION (L) Interdisciplinary Studies 3
400 Level Major Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
World Cultures 3
400 Level Major Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits120