Academic Catalog

Cinema and Photography Major — B.S.

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The bachelor of science (B.S.) program in cinema and photography has two concentrations: cinema production, and still photography. Majors typically choose their concentration before registering for the first semester of their sophomore year. 


Major Requirements43
Integrative Core Curriculum (ICC) Requirements and Other Electives 177
Total Credits120

Degree Requirements

Major Core Requirements
GCOM 13000Spark: Igniting your Future in Communications1
CNPH 10100Introduction to Film Aesthetics and Analysis3
CNPH 11100Cinema Production 14
CNPH 14100Introduction to Photography4
GCOM 43000Connecting the Dots: General Education Integration1
Additional Requirements for Concentrations
Select one concentration from the list below 130
Total Credits43


Cinema Production Concentration

CNPH 22000Cinematic Currents4
CNPH 21400Hollywood and American Film4
CNPH 22400Cinema Production 24
MASS 13400Writing for Screen Media3
CNPH 30000Fiction Film Theory (both courses are WI)3
or CNPH 30100 History and Theory of Documentary
Select two of the following:8
Advanced Cinema Production: Fiction
Advanced Cinema Production: Nonfiction
Advanced Cinema Production: Experimental
Advanced Cinema Production: Animation
CNPH 33001-CNPH 33099 Selected Topics in Advanced Cinema Production
CNPH 42000Thesis Cinema Production4
or CNPH 45000 Cinema Production Practicum
Total Credits30

Still Photography Concentration

CNPH 20310The Photograph in Exhibition1
CNPH 24000History of Photography3
CNPH 24200Intermediate Photography4
CNPH 30400-CNPH 30499Photo: Selected Topics 18
CNPH 34200Contemporary Photographic Genres4
CNPH 44300Photo Workshop4
Select two of the following:6
Introduction to Visual Culture
Nineteenth-Century European Art
Twentieth-Century European Art
ARTH 27500
American Visual Culture: 1690-1960
Art since 1960
Photographic Currents
Studies in Art from Baroque to Modern
ST: Art History
Total Credits30