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Cinema Arts Major, B.F.A.

B.F.A. degree

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Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards

Students will be able to sign an intent to major in Cinema Arts during their freshmen year. To sign the major, students must produce a portfolio of their video work after taking BCA 440, which should occur during their sophomore year. Students will be given the parameters of the portfolio during BCA 440 and this course will prepare them to produce the portfolio. Portfolios will be assessed and critiqued by program faculty. Students who do not pass this assessment may produce a second attempt. If students do not pass the second attempt, students will not be accepted to the program. These students will be able to sign a BCA or ART major or switch to a new major.

 

Program Requirements

Required Courses I - Foundation (18 hours)

ART 106Introduction to Drawing

3(0-6)

ART 119Design Foundations

3(0-6)

ART 125Digital Design

3(0-6)

BCA 211WIIntroduction to Writing for Media

3(3-0)

BCA 222Audio Production

3(1-4)

BCA 223Video Production

3(1-4)

Required Courses II - History/Business (9 hours)

ART 285Introduction to Western Art, Part II

3(3-0)

BCA 101History and Appreciation of the Cinema

3(2-2)

BCA 510Electronic Media Law

3(3-0)

Required Courses III - Intermediate (15 hours)

ART 207Introduction to Animation: Traditional Media

3(0-6)

ART 241Introduction to Photography

3(0-6)

BCA 421Advanced Audio Production

3(2-2)

BCA 440Introduction to Cinematic Production and Post Production

3(2-2)

BCA 508WIWriting the Feature-Length Screenplay

3(3-0)

Required Courses IV - Advanced (12 hours)

ART 441Photography Lighting Studio

3(0-6)

BCA 521Advanced Electronic Cinematography

3(2-2)

BCA 522Audio Post-Production

3(2-2)

BCA 532Advanced Video/Multimedia Post-Production

3(2-2)

Electives I - Study/Theory (12 hours)

Select four of the following courses:
ART 341History of Photography

3(3-0)

ART 363History of Design: 1750-2010

3(3-0)

ART 366Contemporary Design Issues

3(3-0)

ART 383Modern Architecture

3(3-0)

ART 485Art After 1945

3(3-0)

BCA 290French Film and Other Media

3(3-0)

BCA 300African and African American Film

3(3-0)

BCA 350Women in Film

3(2-2)

BCA 351Queer Cinema

3(2-2)

BCA 525Film Genre Study

3-9(Spec)

BCA 527Film Directors

3-9(Spec)

BCA 528History and Analysis of Documentary Film

3(2-2)

Electives II - Applied/Studio (12 hours)

Select four of the following courses:
ART 2222D Digital Animation

3(0-6)

ART 231Introduction to Graphic Design

3(0-6)

ART 308Storyboarding for Digital Media

3-6(Spec)

ART 349Typography

3(0-6)

ART 438Motion Graphics

3(0-6)

ART 541Advanced Photography Studio

1-12(Spec)

BCA 441Multi-Camera Video Producing and Directing

3(2-2)

Total: 78 semester hours