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

Learn more about the Bachelor of Arts in Film and Media Arts.

Michael Kuetemeyer, Associate Professor
215-204-3859
michael.kuetemeyer@temple.edu 

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 intermediate and advanced work in Post Production in a master class capstone experience.

Students interested in the Post Production Concentration must complete the following courses by the end of their sophomore year:

FMA 1141Media Arts I4
FMA 1142Media Arts II4
FMA 1171Media & Culture3
FMA 1172Introduction to Film and Video Analysis3
FMA 2551Editing Film and Video4
One of the following:4
Filmmaking
Videography

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 8 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

Students who are interested in applying for the Post-Production concentration would ideally complete the following courses by the end of their sophomore year. Note: It is recommended that Post-Production students complete Screenwriting I as their 2000-level writing intensive course.

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

Concentration Requirements

Courses required after completion of FMA Foundation Courses:

Select one of the following:4
Filmmaking
Videography
FMA 2000+ Writing Intensive Elective (WI)4
FMA 2243Audio: Production and Aesthetics (required)4
FMA 2551Editing Film and Video (required)4
FMA 3551Advanced Editing (required)4
Select one of the following:4
Digital Animation, Compositing and Modeling
Color Correction
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 (WI)4
FMA 3085Internship4
Select one of the following:4
Making Documentaries
Experimental Media Workshop
Scene Analysis for Writers and Directors
Screen Directing
Select one of the following:4
Post Production Master Class I (optional for fall semester of senior year)
Attend LA Study Away
Any other 4-credit FMA 3000+ level course in post-production
FMA 4254Post Production Master Class II (required)4
Total FMA Credit Hours: 61-62

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 2021-2022 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 0951Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life [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 0952Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good [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 
Color Correction 
Web Art & Design 
Film and Video Sound 
Introduction to 3D: Modeling 
Introduction to 3D: Animation 
Electives6
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 4
Fall
Select one of the following:4
Post Production Master Class I 
Attend LA Study Away
 
Any other 4-credit FMA 3000+ level course in post-production
 
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