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Specialization in Narrative Filmmaking (Bachelor of Arts in Media)

Students on Summer 2021, Fall 2021, or Spring 2022 requirements MDAS25


The specialization requires at least 9 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Narrative Filmmaking. Three (3) courses:
    • MSCH-F 392 Media Genres
    • MSCH-P 331 Introduction to Screenwriting
    • MSCH-P 335 Production as Criticism
    • MSCH-P 351 Advanced Video Field and Post Production
    • MSCH-P 352 Editing for Cinema
    • MSCH-P 360 Motion Picture Production
    • MSCH-P 361 Intermediate Motion Picture Production
    • MSCH-P 362 Cinematography
    • MSCH-P 422 Color Correction & Finishing
    • MSCH-P 431 Feature Film Screenwriting
    • MSCH-P 432 TV Series Writing
    • MSCH-P 436 Advanced Production Workshop (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • MSCH-P 440 Directing the Cinematic Story
    • MSCH-P 441 Directing Actors for Cinema
    • MSCH-P 452 Topics in Design and Production (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • MSCH-P 455 Topics in Music Scoring for Visual Media (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • MSCH-P 460 Advanced Motion Picture Production
    • MSCH-P 467 Short Film
    • MSCH-P 470 LA Production
    • MSCH-V 470 Issues in Media (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • Three (3) credit hours from the following:
      • MSCH-X 472 Media Internship
      • MSCH-X 474 Journalism Internship
  2. Specialization GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the specialization.
    2. Minor GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the specialization—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.

Specialization Area Courses

Unless otherwise noted below, the following courses are considered in the academic program and will count toward academic program requirements as appropriate:

  • Any course contained on the course lists for the academic program requirements at the time the course is taken—as well as any other courses that are deemed functionally equivalent—except for those listed only under Addenda Requirements
  • Any course directed to a non-Addenda requirement through an approved exception

Exceptions to and substitutions for specialization requirements may be made with the approval of the unit's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.