Film and TV Studies, B.A. (42-43 Credit Major)

The Film and TV Studies major consists of 42-43 credits in one of two concentrations: Film or TV. Students must complete all core requirements before taking area of concentration courses. The total number of credits (42 or 43) depends on whether students participate in the Film and TV Studies Honors Program.

Note: Students must complete FTS 491 and its COREQ FTS 492 in order to be eligible for Departmental Honors upon graduation.

Note: All 300 and 400-level Film and TV Studies courses have either a specific course prerequisite, or require completion of 60 credits and department permission.

REQUIRED CORE (21 credits)

Students must complete the following courses before proceeding to the concentration:

Credits
JRN 211Introduction to Multilingual Media

3

FTS 212Introduction to Film and Television

3

MCS 214Introduction to Media and Digital Culture

3

 

Either

FTS 209History of Cinema I

3

Or

FTS 210History of Cinema II

3

 

FTS 215Camera and Lighting

3

FTS 224Editing

3

FTS 226Audio Production

3

REQUIRED CONCENTRATION (21-22 credits)

Each student must complete a concentration either in Film or in TV.

Concentration in Film (21-22 credits).

Required courses (15 credits):

Credits
FTS 258Film & TV Analysis

3

FTS 218Animation and Anime Narrative

3

FTS 309Screenwriting

3

FTS 316Film and Video Production

3

FTS 420Cinema Aesthetics and Criticism

3

3 credits Elective:

To be chosen after consultation with advisor.

3-4 credits Capstone:

Credits
Either

FTS 481Independent Project in Film and TV Studies

3

Or

FTS 491Honors Tutorial in Film and TV Studies

3

 

FTS 492Honors Colloquium in Film and Television Studies

1

To enroll in the honors capstone courses, FTS 491 and FTS 492, students must have earned at least 90 credits, have a 3.5 GPA in the major, and have department permission. FTS 491 and FTS 492 must be taken together.

Note: Only students who complete FTS 491 and its COREQ FTS 492 will be eligible for Departmental Honors upon graduation.

Concentration in TV (21-22 credits).

Required courses (15 credits):

Credits
FTS 258Film & TV Analysis

3

FTS 316Film and Video Production

3

FTS 317Writing for Broadcast TV and Radio

3

FTS 371TV and Cultivation Theory

3

FTS 352Television Production

3

3 credits: Elective:

To be chosen after consultation with advisor.

3-4 Credits Capstone:

Credits
Either

FTS 481Independent Project in Film and TV Studies

3

Or

FTS 491Honors Tutorial in Film and TV Studies

3

 

FTS 492Honors Colloquium in Film and Television Studies

1

To enroll in the honors capstone courses, FTS 491 and FTS 492, students must have earned at least 90, have a 3.5 GPA in the major, and have department permission. FTS 491 and FTS 492 must be taken together.

Note: Only students who complete FTS 491 and its COREQ FTS 492 will be eligible for Departmental Honors upon graduation.