Bachelor of Arts in Film
Purpose and Focus
The instruction leading to the Bachelor of Arts in Film is designed to give students a strong base for future graduate work at a school best fitting their professional goals, whether they involve production, screenwriting, or scholarly studies in film. Students also develop the tools and knowledge necessary to succeed in an entry-level position in the film industry.
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Film (18 credits) includes FIS 100, 110, two courses selected from FIS 410, 440, 441, 446, 449, 470, 493, 494, or 475, and six additional upper-division (300-400) credits for the film curriculum.
Admission to the Major
Course Work Pre-requisites
English Composition: 6 credits ENG 101 and 102
English Literature: 3 credits ENG 231 or 232
Constitutions: 4-6 credits HIST 100 or PSC 101
Mathematics: 3 credits
Distribution Requirement (Humanities and Fine Arts):
Life & Physical Sciences & Analytical Thinking
9-10 credits PHI 102, and two courses from life & physical sciences category; at least one must be a lab.
Social Science: 9 credits
Computer Science: 3 credits
Foreign Language: 6 credits
Students must enroll in one foreign language approved by the department.
Film Requirements: 54 credits FIS 100, 110, 216, 220, 414, and either 300 or 400 Select two courses from the following: FIS 410, 411, 440, 441, 445, 446, 449, 470, 474, 475, 477, 478, 493, 494.
Select one course from the following: FIS 409, 443, 444, 495, 496 or 497 Select seven elective courses from additional film department offerings in concert with Film Advisor.
Electives: 15 credits
TOTAL: 124-128 credits
Every student must complete a three-credit multicultural course and a three-credit international course. Courses satisfying other requirements may simultaneously satisfy the multicultural and international requirements except one course cannot satisfy both the multicultural and the international requirements.