Bachelor of Arts in Film and Media Arts: Concentration in Post Production

The B.A. in Film and Media Arts with a Concentration in Post Production is a liberal arts degree that prepares students to enter graduate film programs or pursue professional careers in the film and television production with a focus on Post Production. Students will complete advanced work in Post Production in a two-semester master class capstone.

Bachelor of Arts in Film and Media Arts: Concentration in Post Production

Summary of Requirements for the Degree

The Bachelor of Arts degree may be conferred upon a student majoring in Film and Media Arts with a concentration in Post Production by recommendation of the faculty and upon satisfactory completion of a minimum of 121 credit hours. Students must complete:

  1. University requirements:
    • New students are required to complete the General Education (GenEd) curriculum.
    • All students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses. The specific writing-intensive courses required for this major are listed below and identified with the code "WI".
  2. No more than 21 FMA credits can be transferred to the major.
  3. A student must earn a grade of "C-" or better in all Film and Media Arts courses that count towards the degree.
  4. Students may take up to 6 internship credits in Film and Media Arts.
  5. Students may count a maximum of 66 FMA credit hours toward the 121 credit hours required for the degree.

FMA Foundation Courses

Film and Media Arts students will complete the following courses by the end of the sophomore year:

FMA 1141Media Arts I4
FMA 1142Media Arts II4
FMA 1171Media & Culture3
FMA 1172Introduction to Film and Video Analysis3
Total Credit Hours14

Concentration Requirements

Courses required after completion of FMA Foundation Courses:

Select one of the following:4
Filmmaking
Videography
FMA 2000+ Writing Intensive Elective <sup>WI</sup> 14
FMA 2551Editing Film and Video4
FMA 3551Advanced Editing4
FMA 2243Audio: Production and Aesthetics4
Select one of the following:4
Digital Animation, Compositing and Modeling
Web Art & Design
Introduction to 3D: Animation
Introduction to 3D: Modeling
Film and Video Sound
Select one of the following:3-4
Survey of New Media
Film History I (1895-1950)
Film History II (1950-Present)
History of Experimental Film and Video Art
FMA 3000+ Writing Intensive Elective <sup>WI</sup> 14
FMA 3085Internship4
Select one of the following:4
Making Documentaries
Experimental Media Workshop
Scene Analysis for Writers and Directors
Screen Directing
FMA 4253Post Production Master Class I4
FMA 4254Post Production Master Class II4
Total Credit Hours47-48
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The following are the Writing Intensive courses in Film and Media Arts: FMA 2396 Screenwriting I; FMA 3696 Writing Intensive Film Study; FMA 3896 Advanced Film Analysis; FMA 4697 Advanced Film History; and FMA 4698 History of Documentary.

Suggested Academic Plan

Please note that this is a suggested academic plan. Depending on your situation, your academic plan may look different.

Bachelor of Arts in Film and Media Arts: Concentration in Post Production

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2016-2017 Academic Year

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
FMA 1141Media Arts I4
FMA 1171Media Culture3
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
GenEd Quantitative Literacy Course [GQ]4
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
FMA 1142Media Arts II4
FMA 1172Introduction to Film and Video Analysis3
IH 0851 or 0951Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I [GY]3
GenEd Breadth Course3
Elective3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 2
Fall
Select one of the following:4
Filmmaking 
Videography 
FMA 2000+ Writing Intensive Studies Elective [WI]4
IH 0852 or 0952Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II [GZ]3
GenEd Breadth Course3
Elective3
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
FMA 2243Audio: Production and Aesthetics4
FMA 2551Editing Film and Video4
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours14
Year 3
Fall
FMA 3551Advanced Editing4
Select one of the following:4
Making Documentaries 
Experimental Media Workshop 
Scene Analysis for Writers and Directors 
Screen Directing 
Select one of the following:3-4
Survey of New Media 
Film History I (1895-1950) 
Film History II (1950-Present) 
History of Experimental Film and Video Art 
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours14-15
Spring
Select one of the following:4
Digital Animation, Compositing and Modeling 
Film and Video Sound 
Web Art Design 
Introduction to 3D: Modeling 
Introduction to 3D: Animation 
Electives6
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 4
Fall
FMA 4253Post Production Master Class I4
FMA 3000+ Advanced Writing Intensive Course [WI]4
Electives7
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
FMA 4254Post Production Master Class II4
FMA 3085Internship4
Electives6
 Term Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours: 121-122