The B.F.A. in Film Production provides professional education in a liberal arts environment, a combination that prepares students to be creative film artists who understand the social, cultural and historic context of film language while developing their skills in one or more areas of production. Prior to their junior year, students must choose cinematography, directing, editing, production design or sound design to pursue for their advanced area of study requirements. However, they are still free to take classes in other disciplines.
Students pursuing a major in film production may only use up to 6 credits of internship coursework to satisfy elective requirements within their major.
Program Learning Outcomes and Educational Effectiveness Evaluation Plans for B.F.A. in Film Production.
Students pursuing the B.F.A. in Film Production are required to:
- Earn an overall GPA of 2.000 for all required major courses.
- Complete all courses in the major for a letter grade, except for independent internships.
- Pass courses in the major with a "C-" or higher, except FTV 130A which requires a "B-" or better.
- Students receiving a grade lower than "B-" in FTV 130A must repeat that course and are restricted to enrollment in 100 and 200-level courses.
- Complete a minimum of 24 credits from upper division courses in the major.
- Complete the senior thesis workshop required by the student's area of study.