The Bachelor of Arts degree in Film and Media Arts may be conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and by satisfactory completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours. Students must complete:
University requirements: All students are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.
All students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses specified by major.
FMA foundation courses with a grade of C- or better in each course.
No more than 21 credits of work in the major field may be transferred from another institution.
Students in the BA program may not count more than 66 credit hours in the department toward their degrees. Students in the BFA program may not count more than 84 credit hours in the department toward their degrees.
These courses form the foundation of the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Fine Arts programs, with the exception of the BA with Concentration in Screen Studies. These course are to be completed by the end of the student's sophomore year.
Media Arts I
Media Arts II
Media & Culture
Introduction to Film & Video Analysis*
*Students pursuing a BFA with Concentration in Media Arts are required to take Survey of New Media, which can take the place of Introduction to Film & Video Analysis.
Students seeking a BA with Concentration in Screen Studies are require complete the following by their sophomore year.
Media Arts I (or) Media Production for Non-Production Students
Media & Culture
Introduction to Film & Video Analysis
Learn more about the requirements on the Undergraduate Bulletin.
Each concentration has its own requirements. Please see the concentration pages for more information about requirements.
The Department of Film and Media Arts offers a 19-22 credit-hour minor which is available to undergraduate students from other departments and colleges. The Minor in Screen Studies provides students with the opportunity to sample the aesthetics, history, and cultural significance of moving-image media. A notation on the transcript will indicate successful completion of the minor.
Learn more about the requirements of a minor on the Undergraduate Bulletin.