Degree Requirements

Film and Television Production: Model Four-Year Plan

  • 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.
  • Freshman Year

    Fall Semester

    • FTVS 1010 Art of Cinema (4 semester hours)
    • FTVS 1020 Art of Screen Media (4 semester hours--Recommended)
    • PROD 101 Introduction to Screen Production (3 semester hours)
    • FFYS 1000 First Year Seminar (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)
    • University Core (3-4 semester hours)
    • University Core (3-4 semester hours)
    • Elective (3-4 semester hours)

    Total: 15-19 semester hours

  • Sophomore Year

    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)
    • 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

  • Junior Year

    Fall Semester

    • 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

    • 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

  • Senior Year

    Fall or Spring Semesters

    • 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)
    • 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