Model Four-Year Plan: Film and Television Production

  • Normal course load is 15 semester hours or 4-5 courses per semester.
  • Consult your advisor regarding proper course sequencing and course selection for the major.
  • Suggested sequence, but students often take courses in a modified order.
  • All students must complete six flags to graduate. Each student is responsible for ensuring she/he fulfills all graduation requirements.
  • Fall Semester

    • PROD 101 - Introduction to Screen Production (3 semester hours)
    • FTVS 1010 - Art of Cinema (4 semester hours)
    • FFYS 1000 - First Year Seminar (3-4 semester hours)
    • University Core (3-4 semester hours)
    • Elective (3-4 semester hours)

    Total: 17-19 semester hours

    Spring Semester

    • SCWR 120 - Storytelling for the Screen (3 semester hours)
    • RHET 1000 - Rhetorical Arts (3-4 semester hours)
    • FTVS 1020 - Art of Screen Media (4 semester hours) Recommended
    • University Core (3-4 semester hours)
    • Elective (3-4 semester hours)

    Total: 15-19 semester hours

  • Fall Semester

    • PROD 200 - Introduction to Film Production (3 semester hours)
    • RECA 250 - Sound Design (3 semester hours)
    • University Core (3-4 semester hours)
    • University Core (3-4 semester hours)

    Total: 12-14 semester hours

    Spring Semester

    • PROD 250 - Introduction to Television Production (3 semester hours)
    • PROD 365 - Cinematography (3 semester hours)
    • PROD 379 - Fundamentals of Directing (3 semester hours)
    • Select between:
      • FTVS 2100 - World Cinema 1 (1895-1955) (4 semester hours)
        OR
      • FTVS 2117 - World Cinema 2 (1955-1990) (4 semester hours)
    • University Core (3-4 semester hours)

    Total: 16-17 semester hours

  • Fall Semester

    • Select between:
      • PROD 326 - Documentary Pre-Production (3 semester hours)
        OR
      • SCWR 327 - Writing for Narrative Production (3 semester hours)
    • FTVS Upper Division Elective (3-4 semester hours)
    • University Core (3-4 semester hours)
    • University Core (3-4 semester hours)
    • Elective (3-4 semester hours)

    Total: 15-19 semester hours

    Spring Semester

    • Select between:
      • PROD 300 - Intermediate Narrative Film Production (3 semester hours)
        OR
      • PROD 350 - Intermediate Documentary Production (3 semester hours)
    • PROD 366 - Post-Production (3 semester hours) (may be taken concurrently or before PROD 300 or PROD 350)
    • RECA 367 - Production Sound (3 semester hours)
    • University Core (3-4 semester hours)
    • Elective (3-4 semester hours)
    • Elective (3-4 semester hours)

    Total: 18-21 semester hours

  • Fall or Spring Semesters

    • Select between:
      • PROD 400 - Advanced Narrative Film Production (3 semester hours)
        OR
      • PROD 450 - Advanced Documentary Production (3 semester hours)
        OR
      • PROD 460 - Directed Study in Production (3 semester hours)
    • Select between:
      • PROD 466 - Advanced Editing (3 semester hours)
        OR
      • PROD 469 - Advanced Cinematography (3 semester hours)
        OR
      • PROD 476 - Post-Production Effects (3 semester hours)
        OR
      • PROD 479 - Advanced Directing (3 semester hours)
        OR
      • PROD 480 - Advanced Production Technique Seminar (1-3 semester hours)
    • University Core (3-4 semester hours)
    • Elective (3-4 semester hours)
    • Elective (3-4 semester hours)

    Total: 15-18 semester hours