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2018-2019 University Catalog 
    
2018-2019 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Film Video and Theatre Production, BA


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About the Program

Film and Theatre Production is a professionally-oriented program with a strong liberal arts foundation. It brings together faculty and courses from the School of Languages & Cultures, English, Theatre, and Computer Graphics and Technology as well as from Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP), and the Elliott Hall of Music. The goal of this program is to help prepare students to meet the new challenges they will encounter as citizens and professionals in the information age, and to qualify them for immediate entry into professional careers or graduate programs in film or theater. The program helps students learn how to analyze, integrate, and apply the theories that form the basis of the film/video discipline, and to work in a practical, professional capacity.

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.

Please visit Film and Theatre Production for more information.

Degree Requirements


120 Credits Required

Liberal Arts Core Curriculum


Each liberal arts major is designed as a four-year plan of study and includes three types of courses: Major, Core, and Elective. Most students take five courses per semester, with some of each type.

Professional academic advisors meet individually with each of our students on a regular basis to help with course selection, academic planning, and career development, as well as to help students find additional resources on campus.

For the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum click here .

Departmental/Program Major Course Requirements (45 credits)


A. Production Foundation (24 credits)


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

B. Humanities, Aesthetics, and Criticism Electives (15 credits)


1. Six hours chosen from the following list (6 credits)


2. Nine hours chosen from the following list (9 credits)


Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (57 credits)


Each liberal arts major is designed as a four-year plan of study and includes three types of courses: Major, Core, and Elective. Most students take five courses per semester, with some of each type.

Professional academic advisors meet individually with each of our students on a regular basis to help with course selection, academic planning, and career development, as well as to help students find additional resources on campus.

For the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum click here.


 

Electives (18-21 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

For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.


 

Program Requirements


15 Credits


Spring 1st Year


15 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


  • FVS 33400 - Cinematography And Videography
  • Aesthetic Awareness - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Racial and Ethnic Diversity - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Natural Science Lab - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Foreign Language 20100 - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


15 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


  • FVS 33600 - Screenwriting
  • REQ A2 - 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


  • FVS 33700 - Editing I
  • REQ A2 - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • REQ B1 - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Social Ethics - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


  • REQ B1 - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • REQ B2 - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • REQ B2 - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • REQ B2 - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • REQ C - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • REQ C - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Notes


* May be counted once in Part A and once in Part C, may be taken additional times for general electives.

** If NOT used for Part A2

2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Arts degree.

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

Liberal Arts offers a streamlined plan of study for students pursuing a second degree outside CLA. Contact the CLA Advising Office for more information. 

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


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