Film/Television/Video Concentration

The Film/Television/Video concentration is structured to teach students to express themselves and to communicate with others using various digital film media. With a liberal arts grounding and extensive production experience, students have the opportunity to become creative artists and analysts of the media who have a strong sense of the complex realities of the role of film, television, and video play in contemporary communication.

Requirements for the B.A. in Communication Film/Television/Video:

1. COMM 180: Public Communication in the Digital Age

2. COMM 181: Introduction to Communication Studies

3. COMM 400: Internship in Communication

4. COMM 473: Senior Seminar in Communication

5. At least three courses in visual production to be selected from the following:

  • COMM/ART 218: Introduction to Photography
  • COMM/ART 221: Introduction to Digital Film Production
  • COMM/ART 321: Advanced Digital Film Production
  • COMM/ART 325: Documentary Film

6. At least two courses in film studies to be selected from the following:

  • COMM/ENGL/ART 178: Introduction to Film Art
  • COMM/ENGL 262: Shakespeare and Film
  • COMM/ENGL 368: Film History
  • COMM/ENGL 373S: Film Theory and Criticism
  • COMM/ENGL/ART 399: Seminar in Film and Television Studies

7. At least one course in cultural history and analysis to be selected from the following:

  • ART 101: Ancient through Medieval Art
  • ART 102: Renaissance through Contemporary Art
  • THEA 112 Analysis and Criticism
  • COMM/ENGL/ART 172: Introduction to Visual Culture
  • COMM/ART 250: Design History
  • ART 305W: History of American Art
  • ART 306S: Foundations of Modern Art
  • ART 310: History of Photography
  • THEA 307S: History of the Theatre
  • THEA 308W History of the Theatre
  • ENGL 362: Seminar in Cultural Studies
  • COMM/ENGL 383: Digital Rhetoric and Cultures

8. At least one course in audio, multimedia and theatre production to be selected from the following:

  • THEA 205: Technical Production
  • COMM/ART 251: Design Communication
  • COMM/ENGL 211: Scriptwriting
  • THEA 303: Acting: Character Development
  • COMM/ENGL 311S: Advanced Scriptwriting
  • COMM/ART 351: Web Design
  • COMM/ENGL 382: Radio Broadcasting
  • THEA 401: Directing I
  • COMM/ART 451: Topics in Multimedia Design

At least four courses must be at the 300- or 400-level.

Eleven Courses: 44 hours

Supportive Requirements:

  • Completion of the intermediate level of a foreign language


Minor Requirements:

1. COMM 180: Public Communication in the Digital Age

2. COMM 181: Introduction to Communication Studies

3. At least four courses in film and television studies to be selected from the following:

  • COMM/ENGL/ART 178: Introduction to Film Art
  • COMM/ENGL 262: Shakespeare and Film
  • COMM/ENGL 368: Film History
  • COMM/ENGL 373S: Film Theory and Criticism
  • COMM/ENGL/ART 399: Seminar in Film and Television Studies

At least two courses must be at the 300- or 400-level.

Six Courses: 24 hours

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