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2020-2021 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

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Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Film and Video Production

Requirements for a Major in Film and Video Production

Core Courses

All students majoring in film and video production must complete the following core courses, for a total of six credits:

Choose one:

B.A. and B.S. Degree Requirements

All film and video production students must choose either the B.A. or B.S. requirement.

B.A. Degree Requirement

The B.A. degree requires a third semester proficiency in a foreign language of the student's choice.

B.S. Degree Requirement

Preadmission Courses

The following courses can be taken in any order:

Minimum 3.0 GPA required for FVP preadmission courses and 2.5 GPA overall required to apply to the major. See admission policy. Students must maintain good academic standing at the university after admission to the major.

Film/Video Production Foundation

The film/video production foundation requires 22 credits, including:

AND two history/theory/criticism courses from the following:

Film/Video Production Emphasis

The film/video production emphasis requires 15 credits.

Choose five courses; one course must be a 400-level advanced production course.

Intermediate Production

Advanced Production


Internship or Thesis

Requires one to six credits.


All students majoring in film and video production must take FVP 495 (Capstone) during their senior year. The Capstone is a culminating course in which students demonstrate their conceptual understanding and creative abilities as they relate to film and media arts.

Film and Video Program Description

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