Begin Date: Summer Session 1995
End Date: Spring Semester 1999
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 90 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 130 credits is required.
Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)
GENERAL EDUCATION: 46 credits
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)
ELECTIVES: 24 credits
COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATIONS BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in front of Bulletin.)
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 36 credits
PRESCRIBED COURSES (21 credits)
COMM 150 GA(3) (Sem: 1-2)
COMM 242(3), 250 GA(3) (Sem: 3-4)
COMM 337(3), 345(3), 346(3), 347(3) (Sem: 3-6)
ADDITIONAL COURSES (15 credits)
Select 12 credits from COMM 437(3), 438(3), 439(3), 440(3), 445(3), 446(3), 447(3), 449(1-6), 450(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits from COMM 451(3), 452(3), 453(3), 454(3-6), or 455(3-6) (Sem: 7-8)
 A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.
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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.
Last Revised by the Department: Summer Semester 1995
Blue Sheet Item #: 23-06-021
Review Date: 6/3/99 (General Education Update)