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Film and Video Production

Courses by Semester

The BFA program of study starts each fall semester and is completed in a continuous and pre-determined 4-semester, 2-year cycle. Not all courses in the curriculum are offered every semester and a student who misses to register or fails a course will be "out of sequence" and may have to wait another year for the course to be offered again. The MCA Department is not open during the summer although the BFA program will occasionally offer a critical studies or a special topics course during the summer sessions.
Pre-Requisite Courses
These courses are offered every fall and spring semester.

10100 Introduction to Media Studies (3)
10500 Intro to Media Production (3)
12100 Introduction to Film Studies (3)

Required Courses
These courses are only offered once a year and in the semester (fall or spring) they are listed under.

FALL I (9 credits)
20000 Introduction to Film Production (3)
20500 Editing (3)
22100 History & Theory of Film I (3)

SPRING I (13 credits)
21500 Sound Production & Design (3)
22200 History & Theory of Film II (3)
23200 Documentary Workshop I (4)
32300 Screenwriting Workshop I (3)

FALL II (13 credits)
30100 Critical Approaches to Independent Cinema (3)
32100 Motion Picture Production Workshop I (4)
32500 Directing for Film & Video (3)
42400 Senior Writing Workshop (3)

SPRING II (10 credits)
42600 Digital Post Production (3)
           One of the following two:
42200 Motion Picture Production Workshop II (4)
43200 Documentary Workshop II (4)
           One of the following four:
40200 Critical Approaches to Film Directors (3)
40300 The Documentary in Film & Television (3)
40400 Studies in Film History & Aesthetics (3)
2-39900 Internship (3)