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Film and Video - Archive

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Begin Date: Spring Semester 2003
End Date: Fall Semester 2004


Film and Video - Archive

University Park, College of Communications (FILM)

PROFESSOR JEANNE HALL, Head, Department of Film/Video and Media Studies

This major is designed to serve students whose major interest is the art of film and video practice. It serves students with professional objectives in the film, television, or related industries, as well as students planning to continue work in film and video on the graduate level.

The major includes a broad liberal arts background with introductory courses in the areas of film and video. It provides a balanced, professionally oriented course of study that combines film/video production, directing, and screenwriting with history, criticism, and theory. Students have the flexibility to pursue an area of emphasis within the major (screenwriting, direction, production).

Students must select at least 80 credits in courses outside the College of Communications, including at least 65 in the liberal arts and sciences.

For the B.A. degree in Film and Video, a minimum of 120 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in ELECTIVES)

ELECTIVES: 18 credits

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in front of Bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 33 credits[1]

PRESCRIBED COURSES (18 credits)
COMM 150 GA(3) (Sem: 1-2)
COMM 242(3), COMM 250 GA(3) (Sem: 3-4)
COMM 337(3), COMM 346(3), COMM 347(3) (Sem: 3-6)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (15 credits)
Select 12 credits from COMM 345(3), COMM 437(3), COMM 438(3), COMM 439(3), COMM 440(3), COMM 445(3), COMM 446(3), COMM 447(3), COMM 449(1-6), COMM 450(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits from COMM 451(3), COMM 452(3), COMM 453(3), COMM 454(3-6), or COMM 455(3-6) (Sem: 7-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.


The Pennsylvania State University � 2001

The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.

This electronic Undergraduate Bulletin is a version of the official bulletin of The Pennsylvania State University. It is suggested that users refer to this electronic bulletin when seeking the latest information about the University's academic programs and courses. Printed versions of the Bulletin are also official copies of the programs, courses, and policies in effect at the time of printing. Programmatic expectations for general education are those in effect at the time of admission to degree candidacy, and college and major requirements are those in effect at the time of entry to college and major. These are accurately indicated in each student's degree audit.

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2003

Blue Sheet Item #: 31-02-017

Review Date: 10/8/02

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