Degree Requirements

Film, Television, and Media Studies: Model Four-Year Plan

  • Normal course load is 16 semester hours of 4-5 courses per semester.
  • Consult your advisor regarding proper course sequencing and course selection for the major.
  • Suggested sequence, but students may take courses in a modified order with written permission of the Chair and Associate Dean.
  • All students must complete six flags to graduate. Each student is responsible for ensuring she/he fulfills all graduation requirements.
  • Freshman Year

     Fall Semester

    • FTVS 1010 Art of Cinema (4 semester hours)
    • FFYS 1000 First Year Seminar (3-4 semester hours)
    • University Core (3-4 semester hours)
    • University Core (3-4 semester hours)
    Total: 13-16 semester hours

    Spring Semester

    • FTVS 1020 Art of Screen Media (4 semester hours)
    • RHET 1000 Rhetorical Arts (3-4 semester hours)
    • SFTV Creative Core (3 semester hours)
      • selected from ANIM 120, PROD 101, SCWR 120
    • University Core (3-4 semester hours)
    Total: 13-15 semester hours
  • Sophomore Year

    Fall Semester

    • FTVS 2117 World Cinema 2 (1955-1990) (4 semester hours)
    • University Core (3-4 semester hours)
    • University Core (3-4 semester hours)
    • Elective (3-4 semester hours)

    Total: 13-16 semester hours

    Spring Semester

    • FTVS 3320 Introduction to Film/Media Theory (4 semester hours)
    • FTVS National or Regional Topic (4 semester hours)
      • selected from FTVS 2120, FTVS 2127, FTVS 4410, FTVS 4420, FTVS 4447, FTVS 4457, or FTVS 4467
    • University Core (3-4 semester hours)
    • University Core (3-4 semester hours)

    Total: 14-16 semester hours

  • Junior Year

    Fall Semester

    • FTVS Elective (4 semester hours)
      • selected from FTVS 2130,  FTVS 2137, FTVS 3200, FTVS 3210, FTVS 3220, FTVS 3230, FTVS 3300, FTVS 3310, FTVS 4500, FTVS 4507, FTVS 4510, FTVS 4517, FTVS 4600, FTVS 4607, FTVS 4610, FTVS 4617, FTVS 4700, FTVS 4707 (two of four electives must have a National/Regional Focus and be selected from courses ending in 7)
    • FTVS National or Regional Topic (4 semester hours)
      • selected from FTVS 2120,  FTVS 2127, FTVS 4410, FTVS 4420, FTVS 4447, FTVS 4457, FTVS 4467 
    • Elective (3-4 semester hours)
    • Elective (3-4 semester hours)

    Total: 14-16 semester hours

    Spring Semester

    • FTVS Elective (4 semester hours)
      • selected from FTVS 2130,  FTVS 2137, FTVS 3200, FTVS 3210, FTVS 3220, FTVS 3230, FTVS 3300, FTVS 3310, FTVS 4500, FTVS 4507, FTVS 4510, FTVS 4517, FTVS 4600, FTVS 4607, FTVS 4610, FTVS 4617, FTVS 4700, FTVS 4707 (two of four electives must have a National/Regional Focus and be selected from courses ending in 7)
    • University Core (3-4 semester hours)
    • Elective (3-4 semester hours)
    • Elective (3-4 semester hours)

    Total: 13-16 semester hours

  • Senior Year

    Fall Semester

    • FTVS Elective (4 semester hours)
      • selected from FTVS 2130, FTVS 2137, FTVS 3200, FTVS 3210, FTVS 3220, FTVS 3230, FTVS 3300, FTVS 3310, FTVS 4500, FTVS 4507, FTVS 4510, FTVS 4517, FTVS 4600, FTVS 4607, FTVS 4610, FTVS 4617, FTVS 4700, FTVS 4707 (two of four electives must have a National/Regional Focus and be selected from courses ending in 7)
    • University Core (3-4 semester hours)
    • University Core (3-4 semester hours)
    • Upper Division Elective (3-4 semester hours)

    Total: 13-16 semester hours

    Spring Semester

    • FTVS Elective (4 semester hours)
      • selected from FTVS 2130, FTVS 2137, FTVS 3200, FTVS 3210, FTVS 3220, FTVS 3230, FTVS 3300, FTVS 3310, FTVS 4500, FTVS 4507, FTVS 4510, FTVS 4517, FTVS 4600, FTVS 4607, FTVS 4610, FTVS 4617, FTVS 4700, FTVS 4707 (two of four electives must have a National/Regional Focus and be selected from courses ending in 7)
    • Upper Division Elective (3-4 semester hours)
    • Upper Division Elective (3-4 semester hours)
    • Upper Division Elective (3-4 semester hours)

    Total: 13-16 semester hours