Bachelor of Fine Arts: Film and New Media

Bachelor of Fine Arts: Film and New Media


Important Information

The next Film and New Media Emphasis application deadline is March 1, 2017.

The film and new media production emphasis (FNM) is for those who want concentrated training/education in film and new media production and technology.

Areas of particular focus include:

  • film and digital video production
  • post-production
  • screenwriting
  • new media design
  • directing
  • producing
  • visual effects
  • computer animation

Other theatre arts courses may be taken as electives in the major. You do not take a minor. Read the learning outcomes for the degree in Film & New Media.

 

Careers

  • screenwriter
  • animator
  • digital artist
  • cinematographer
  • producer
  • editor
  • sound mixer
  • production design

Application to this program

Students considering the Film & New Media Production Emphasis (FNM) must complete the required application. This application applies to both incoming freshman and transfer students and is used to evaluate a student’s suitability for the FNM program. The application information is also used for awarding scholarships (individual awards vary).

Read more about application

Bachelor of Fine Arts 4-Year Plan

Year 1

Semester 1 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
THEA 112G Introduction to Theatre 3 cr
THEA 114 Basic Acting Techniques I 3 cr
THEA 120 Principles of Design for Theatre and Film 3 cr
ACE 1 3 cr
ACE 4 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 2 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
THEA 201 Technical Theatre Practice 3 cr
THEA 234 Scripts in Production 3 cr
ACE 5 3 cr
ACE 8 3 cr
Elective 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 2

Semester 3 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
THEA 481/881 Screenwriting: The Short Script 3 cr
THEA 482/882 Film Production I 3 cr
THEA Design Elective 3 cr
ACE 3 3 cr
Elective 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 4 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
THEA 423 Rendering for the Theatre 3 cr
THEA 489/889 Film Production II 3 cr
THEA 202 Play Direction I 3 cr
FNM Elective 3 cr
Elective 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 3

Semester 5 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
THEA 480/880 Technological Innovations in Film Production 3 cr
THEA Design Elective 3 cr
FNM Elective 3 cr
FNM Elective 3 cr
Elective 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 6 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
FNM Elective 3 cr
FNM Elective 3 cr
ACE 6 3 cr
Elective 3 cr
Elective 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 4

Semester 7 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
THEA 479 Capstone Project in Film or New Media 3 cr
THEA 488 Digital Portfolio 3 cr
FNM Elective 3 cr
Elective 3 cr
Elective 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 8 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
FNM Elective 3 cr
FNM Elective 3 cr
ACE 9 3 cr
Elective 3 cr
Elective 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Notes

At least 30 hours of courses numbered 300 or above are required. It may be necessary to select upper-level elective courses to satisfy this requirement.

PLEASE NOTE

This document represents a sample 4-year plan for degree completion with this major. Actual course selection and sequence may vary and should be discussed individually with your college or department academic adviser. Advisers also can help you plan other experiences to enrich your undergraduate education such as internships, education abroad, undergraduate research, learning communities, and service learning and community-based learning.