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Begin Date: Summer Session 2007
End Date: Summer Session 2011

Film-Video - ARCHIVE

University Park, College of Communications (FILM)

PROFESSOR ANTHONY OLORUNNISOLA, Head, Department of Film-Video and Media Studies

The Film-Video major is designed to serve students whose primary interest is the art of film and video practice. It offers an integrated curriculum in which historical, critical, and theoretical studies parallel the teaching of production and aesthetics.

The major serves students who wish to pursue careers in film, television, or related industries, as well as students planning to continue work in film and video at the graduate level.

The major includes a broad liberal arts background with introductory courses in the areas of film and video history, theory, and practice. Students have the flexibility to pursue an area of emphasis at the advanced level (screenwriting, narrative fiction, or non-fiction 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.

A successful portfolio review is required for entrance to the Film-Video major. Applicants who are not accepted into the major may re-apply the following year but must realize that this course of action could delay their graduation by at least one year.

For the B.A. degree in Film-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 this bulletin.)

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

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(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
(3 of these 24 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR, GENERAL EDUCATION, or ELECTIVES and 0-12 credits are included in ELECTIVES if foreign language proficiency is demonstrated by examination.)
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in this 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 337W(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 IL(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.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2007

Blue Sheet Item #: 35-05-072

Review Date: 3/6/07

Department head update by Publications: 1/16/07

Publications 02/17/05

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