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2014-2015 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Film/Video and Theatre Production, BA


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About the Program

Individuals who intend to work in any artistic and highly competitive field should maintain a realistic perspective about the personal and professional demands one must face in choosing such a career. While no degree or school can guarantee a livelihood in this area, Purdue’s Film/Video Studies program can allow the self-motivated student to create a solid interdisciplinary, individualized foundation program for further study of film, video, and developing media or entry into the workforce in a creative capacity. Many of FVS graduates have successfully used their major in a variety of creative occupations.

To maximize their job prospects after graduation, students are encouraged to pursue second majors in related fields connected to their interests and abilities and actively seek real-world opportunities through internships.

A Film/Video Studies major can be the foundation for a wide variety of career choices. Students with a strong interest in game design or computer animation might choose to combine courses from Film/Video Studies, Creative Arts, and Computer Graphics Technology. Students work closely with the Chair of Film/Video Studies and with their Liberal Arts adviser to select coursework both inside and outside the major. This requires planning at three levels:

  1. Selecting the right courses from within the Film/Video Studies program.
  2. Selecting complementary courses from the second major or from outside electives.
  3. Developing an internship.

Summary of Program Requirements

The Summary of Program Requirements for Film-Video and Theatre Production  is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.

Detailed Program Requirements

Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.

Film & Video Studies-BA
IFMC
120 Credits

Film & Video Studies Concentration in Film and Theatre Major Requirements (45 credits)


A. The following courses are required (12 credits)


(Students must have a 3.0 average or above in these required courses)

Note


+ If course has a cinematic focus.

** May be repeated for credit ONLY with a different topic and ONLY ONE TIME.

Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (54 - 56 credits)


Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements

Electives (19-21 credits)


University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning

Program Requirements


Fall 1st Year


15-17 Credits


Spring 1st Year


15-16 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


  • REQ A - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Aesthetic Awareness - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Racial and Ethnic Diversity - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Natural Science Lab - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • SLC 20100 - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00

15-16 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


  • REQ A - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Other Cultures - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • United States Tradition - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Natural Science - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • SLC 20200 - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00

15-16 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


  • REQ B - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • REQ B - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Gender Issues - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Global Perspective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


  • REQ C - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • REQ C - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • REQ D - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Social Ethics - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


  • REQ D - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • REQ D - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • REQ D - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • REQ D - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • REQ D - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • REQ D - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Note


120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Arts degree.

2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Arts degree.

32 credit hours at 30000 level or higher required for Bachelor of Arts degree.

Degree Requirements


The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

Degree Works is knowledge source for specific requirements and completion

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

Expired Course


Any course without a link to its description is one that has been expired.  However, this course could fulfill the degree requirement historically.

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