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2023-2024 University Catalog 
  
2023-2024 University Catalog

Film and Theatre, Film Arts, B.A.


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Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for BA Film & Theatre: Film Arts

Students demonstrate an understanding of film analysis. 

Students demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of film production. 

Students demonstrate a fundamental understanding of screenwriting. 

General Education Requirements


Mathematics Credits: 6 *


Science


  • BIOS Credits:  3 3
  • BIOS or Physical Science Credits: 6 3

Humanities


  • FORL 1001 Credits:  3
  • FORL 1002 Credits:  3
  • ENGL Literature Credits:  3

Social Sciences


  • Social Sciences Credits: 6 2

Arts


  • Arts Elective Credits: 3 4

Total Credit Hours: 39


Other Requirements


  • Social Science Credits: 6
  • Electives outside of major 3000+ Credits: 6
  • Electives Credits: 16-19
  • FORL 2001 Credits: 3
  • FORL 1001 Credits: 3
  • FORL 1002 Credits: 3 5
  • ENGL Literature Credits: 3

Total Credit Hours: 37


Course Requirements for Major


Total Credit Hours Required: 120


  1. “C” or better required
  2. Must include courses from two different fields (ANTH, ECON, GEOG, POLI, PSYC, SOC, or URBN) and at least 6 hours at 2000-level or higher. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement.
  3. 6 hour sequence in one science. Select from BIOS, CHEM, EES, PHYS. 3 hours must be BIOS. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement.
  4. From FA, MUS, theater or film/video-related FTA. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement.
  5. Must complete nine credit hours in one language or six credit hours in two languages
  6. Fulfills oral competency
  7. Must take concurrently with FTCA 3511
  8. Elective courses may be selected from all FTA courses. A minimum of 13 hours must be at the 3000+ level.

Four Year Plan of Study


 

Bachelor of Arts in Film and Theatre: Film Arts

 

Understanding Your Degree Program of Study  

 

Four Year Plan of Study Key

GE - General Education

M - Major Coursework

O - Other Coursework

FE - Free Electives

RE - Restricted Electives

UR - University Requirements

CR - College Requirements

Program requirements - Some degree programs offer an opportunity to complete a Concentration (C) within the major. Some degree programs require that a Concentration (C) or an Option (OP) be completed as a part of the major.

First Year of Enrollment


First Year

Code

Course

Credit Hours

GE

 ENGL 1157 - English Composition 1  

 3

GE

 ENGL 1158 - English Composition 2  or

 ENGL 1159 - English Composition 2 Honors  

 (C grade or better required.)

 3

M

 FTA 1620 - Intro to Film Arts  

 3

M

 FTA 1665 - Beginning Film Postproduction  

 3

M

 FTA 2260 - Writing Short Film  

 3

M

 FTA 2510 - Beginning Film Prod  

 3

GE

 Mathematics and Analytical Reasoning -

 See General Education Menu

 Recommended:

 MATH 1031 - Survey Mathematical Thought I  or

 MATH 1115 - Applied Algebra  or

 MATH 1125 - Precalculus Algebra  1

 3

GE

 Mathematics and Analytical Reasoning -

 See General Education Menu

 Recommended:

 MATH 1032 - Survey Mathematical Thought II   or 

 MATH 1126 - Precalculus Trigonometry  1

 3

GE

 Science - BIOS3 - See General Education Menu

 3

GE

 Social Sciences - See General Education Menu

 3

O-UR

 UNIV 1001 - University Success  

 (Required of all first-time students.)

 1

Total hours - Year One: 31

 

  1. General Education note: The General Education requirement may be met by completing other courses on the Gen Ed menu; however, Recommended courses must be completed to meet degree requirements if not completed as general education requirements and may be prerequisites for other required courses in the degree program. 
  2. Foreign Language requirement - The College requires students to complete nine credit hours in one foreign language or twelve credit hours in two foreign languages.  
  3. The 9-hour General Education Science requirement includes a 6-hour sequence in one science selected from BIOS, CHEM, EES, and PHYS. 3 hours of the 9-hour requirement must be BIOS. 

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Second Year of Enrollment


Second Year

Code

Course

Credit Hours

GE

 Humanities - Literature - See General Education Menu

3

GE

 Humanities - See General Education Menu

 Recommended - Foreign Language 10011&2

3

GE

 Humanities - See General Education Menu

 Recommended - Foreign Language 10021&2

3

O-CR

 Literature Elective

3

GE

 Social Sciences - See General Education Menu

3

O-CR

 Social Science Elective, 2000+

3

M

 FTA 1300 - Acting I-Beginning  or

 FTA 3460 - Intro Documentary  or

 FTA 3510 - Intermediate Film Production * or

 FTA 3520 - Interm Film Post Production  or 

 FTA 4566 - Sound I  or

 FTA 4580 - Film Directing  or

 FTA 4600 - Producing  

 

*FTA 3510 - Intermediate Film Production  must be taken concurrently with FTA 3511 - Equipment Lab .

3

M

 FTA 1300 - Acting I-Beginning  or

 FTA 3460 - Intro Documentary  or

 FTA 3510 - Intermediate Film Production  * or

 FTA 3520 - Interm Film Post Production  or

 FTA 4566 - Sound I  or

 FTA 4580 - Film Directing  or

 FTA 4600 - Producing  

 

* FTA 3510 - Intermediate Film Production  must be taken concurrently with FTA 3511 - Equipment Lab .

3

M-RE

 FTA Electives

 (13 of the 20 FTA Elective credits must be 3000+)

6

Total Hours - Year Two: 30

 

  1. General Education note: The General Education requirement may be met by completing other courses on the Gen Ed menu; however, Recommended courses must be completed to meet degree requirements if not completed as general education requirements and may be prerequisites for other required courses in the degree program. 
  2. Foreign Language requirement - The College requires students to complete nine credit hours in one foreign language or twelve credit hours in two foreign languages.  
  3. The 9-hour General Education Science requirement includes a 6-hour sequence in one science selected from BIOS, CHEM, EES, and PHYS. 3 hours of the 9-hour requirement must be BIOS. 

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Third Year of Enrollment


Year Three

Code

Course

Credit Hours

GE

 Science - BIOS or Physical Science3 -

 See General Education Menu

3

GE

 Science - Physical Science3 - See General Education Menu

3

O-CR

 Foreign Language 2001 or second Foreign Language 10012

3

GE

 Art Elective - See General Education Menu

3

M

 FTA 4540 - History of Cinema I  or

 FTA 4541 - History of Cinema II  or

 FTA 4545 - Film Theory & Criticism  or

 FTA 4591 - Film Styles & Genres  

3

M

 FTA 4540 - History of Cinema I  or

 FTA 4541 - History of Cinema II  or

 FTA 4545 - Film Theory & Criticism  or 

 FTA 4591 - Film Styles & Genres  

3

M-RE

 FTA Electives

 (13 of the 20 FTA Elective credits must be 3000+)

6

O

 Second Foreign Language 10022 or Free Elective

3

O-CR

 Social Science Elective, 2000+

3

Total hours - Year Three: 30

 

  1. General Education note: The General Education requirement may be met by completing other courses on the Gen Ed menu; however, Recommended courses must be completed to meet degree requirements if not completed as general education requirements and may be prerequisites for other required courses in the degree program. 
  2. Foreign Language requirement - The College requires students to complete nine credit hours in one foreign language or twelve credit hours in two foreign languages.  
  3. The 9-hour General Education Science requirement includes a 6-hour sequence in one science selected from BIOS, CHEM, EES, and PHYS. 3 hours of the 9-hour requirement must be BIOS. 

 

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Fourth Year of Enrollment


Year Four

Code

Course

Credit Hours

M-RE

FTA Electives

(13 of the 20 FTA Elective credits must be 3000+)

8

O-RE

Non-FTA Electives, 3000+

6

O

Free Electives

16

Year Four - Total Hours: 30

Total degree hours: 120

 

  1. General Education note: The General Education requirement may be met by completing other courses on the Gen Ed menu; however, Recommended courses must be completed to meet degree requirements if not completed as general education requirements and may be prerequisites for other required courses in the degree program. 
  2. Foreign Language requirement - The College requires students to complete nine credit hours in one foreign language or twelve credit hours in two foreign languages.  
  3. The 9-hour General Education Science requirement includes a 6-hour sequence in one science selected from BIOS, CHEM, EES, and PHYS. 3 hours of the 9-hour requirement must be BIOS. 

Total Credit Hours Required: 120


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