Bachelor of Arts in Film and Media Arts: Concentration in Producing

The B.A. in Film and Media Arts with a Concentration in Producing 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 Producing. Students will complete advanced work in Producing in a two-semester master class capstone.

Bachelor of Arts in Film and Media Arts: Concentration in Producing

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 Producing by recommendation of the faculty and upon satisfactory completion of a minimum of 120 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 120 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 2771Producing4
Select one of the following:4
Editing Film and Video
Screenwriting I 1,2
FMA 3771Exhibition and Distribution of Independent Media3
FMA 3772Fundraising for Independent Media3
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 2000+ Free Elective 1,23-4
FMA 3000+ Writing Intensive Elective <sup>WI</sup> 24
FMA 3085Internship (may be split over two different internships)4-6
Select one of the following:4
Experimental Media Workshop
Making Documentaries
Scene Analysis for Writers and Directors
Screen Directing
FMA 4251Producing Master Class I4
FMA 4252Producing Master Class II4
Total Credit Hours44-48
1

If FMA 2396 is not taken, then free elective must be Writing Intensive.

2

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 Producing

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 
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 2000+ Free Elective13-4
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours13-15
Spring
Select one of the following:4
Screenwriting I [WI]2 
Editing Film and Video2 
FMA 2771Producing4
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
IH 0852 or 0952Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II [GZ]3
 Term Credit Hours17
Year 3
Fall
FMA 3771Exhibition and Distribution of Independent Media3
Select one of the following:4
Experimental Media Workshop 
Making Documentaries 
Scene Analysis for Writers and Directors 
Screen Directing 
GenEd Breadth Course3
Electives6
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
FMA 3772Fundraising for Independent Media3
FMA 3085Internship4
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours13
Year 4
Fall
FMA 4251Producing Master Class I4
FMA 3000+ Advanced Writing Intensive Course [WI]4
Electives6
 Term Credit Hours14
Spring
FMA 4252Producing Master Class II4
Electives12
 Term Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours: 120-122
1

Students who have already completed their 2000-level Writing Intensive requirement by taking FMA 2396 may take any 2000+ FMA course as an elective. Students who have not completed their 2000-level Writing Intensive requirement must take a 2000-level Writing Intensive course.

2

FMA 2396 Screenwriting I counts as a Writing Intensive course. FMA 2551 Editing Film and Video does not.