Academic Catalog

Writing for Film, TV, & Emerging Media Major — B.F.A.

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This B.F.A. degree requires 30 liberal arts credits out of the 120 credits required for graduation.


Major credits required for the program:66
Other elective courses:54
Total Credits120

Degree Requirements

Core Requirements
GCOM 13000Spark: Igniting your Future in Communications1
MASS 10100History of Narrative Film, Television, and Emerging Media Part I3
MASS 10200History of Narrative Film, Television, and Emerging Media Part II3
MASS 10400Story: From Cave Paintings to Emerging Media3
TVR 12400Introduction to Media Industries4
MASS 13400Writing for Screen Media3
MASS 23300Structuring the Feature Film3
MASS 23600Writing for Series TV4
TVR 32700Program Development for Entertainment Media4
CNPH/TVR 49000Internship: Cinema and Photography6
Select one of the following:4
Cinema Production 1
Introduction to Photography
Introduction to Video Production
Select one of the following:3
Fiction Film Theory
History and Theory of Documentary (ICC-WI)
Contemporary Film Criticism
Electronic Media Criticism (ICC-WI, ICC-DV)
Select two of the following:8
Writing the Feature Film
Writing for Video Games and Emerging Media
Writing the Series Pilot
MASS 33701-MASS 33730
Selected Topics in Writing for Screen Media
Select two of the following:8
Thesis Screenwriting
Thesis Writing for Screen Media
Thesis Writing for Emerging Media
Thesis TV Writing
Select three of the following:9
Acting I
Personal Essay
WRTG 3xxxx
Level 3 Writing course
ENGL 1xxxx
Level 1 English course
ENGL 2xxxx
Level 2 English course
Total Credits66

A minimum of 30 credits designated Liberal Arts (LA) must be completed for a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. In addition, the Integrative Core Curriculum must be completed. The Integrative Core Curriculum may be completed using elective/distribution credits, but may be re-used from the major requirements.