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

    • SCWR 120 - Storytelling for the Screen (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

    • PROD 101 - Production Bootcamp (3 semester hours)
    • RHET 1000 - Rhetorical Arts (3-4 semester hours)
    • FTVS 1020 - Art of Screen Media (4 semester hours) Recommended, not required
    • University Core (3-4 semester hours)
    • Elective (3-4 semester hours)

    Total: 15-19 semester hours

  • Fall Semester

    • PROD 200 - Making the Short Film (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 - Writing, Producing, and Directing Episodic Television (3 semester hours) or ANY 300- or 400-level Production course 3 semester hours (may be taken any semester)
    • PROD 365 - Cinematography I (3 semester hours)
    • PROD 379 - Directing I: From Script to Stage (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 - Intermediate Pre-Production (3 semester hours)
        OR
      • SCWR 327 - Developing and Writing the Short Film (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 390 - Intermediate Production: Producing and Directing the Fiction Short (3 semester hours)
        OR
      • PROD 392 -Intermediate Production: Producing and Directing the Documentary Short (3 semester hours)
    • PROD 366 - Post-Production I (3 semester hours), (recommended concurrently with PROD 390 or PROD 392)
    • RECA 367 - Sound for Filmmakers (3 semester hours), (required concurrently with PROD 390 or 392)
    • 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 490 - Advanced Production: Producing and Directing the Fiction Short (3 semester hours)
        OR
      • PROD 492 - Advanced Production: Producing and Directing the Documentary Short (3 semester hours)
        OR
      • PROD 460 - Capstone Experience: Advanced Practicum (3 semester hours)
    • Select 3 semester hours, among:
      • PROD 380 Music Video Production (3 semester hours)
        OR
      • PROD 381 Production Design (3 semester hours)
        OR
      • PROD 431 Web Series Development (3 semester hours)
        OR
      • PROD 433 Developing, Selling, and Monetizing Digital Content (3 semester hours)
        OR
      • PROD 435 Film and Television Development (3 semester hours)
        OR
      • PROD 439 Producing Master Class (3 semester hours)
        OR
      • PROD 440 - Cinematography III (3 semester hours)
        OR
      • PROD 466 - Advanced Editing: Practicum for Editors (3 semester hours)
        OR
      • PROD 464 - Visual Effects (3 semester hours)
        OR
      • RECA 467 Post-Production Sound (3 semester hours)
        OR 
      • PROD 484 Visual Design (3 semester hours)
        OR
      • PROD 488 Directing the Camera (3 semester hours)
        OR
      • PROD 489 - Advanced Directing Seminar (3 semester hours)
        OR
      • PROD 480 - Advanced Production 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