B.A. in Film and Video

Program Information

The disciplines of communication are concerned with the processes and effects of human communication in a variety of contexts ranging from interpersonal communication through the mass media.  The major in film and video is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand and apply this complex discipline in both an intellectual and artistic way. This is reflected in the program structure, which includes critical studies (history, theory, industry, and criticism), production (film, video, digital), and writing.

Major Maps

Major Maps provide information about classes, co-curricular opportunities, advisement and assistance, and much more. Explore a year-by-year guide through this major and beyond at http://cas.gsu.edu/major-maps.

Suggested Schedule of Courses

This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the current catalog

This guide is not a substitute for academic advisement – contact your advisement office if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements.   Also see the Undergraduate Catalog for a complete list of requirements and electives to choose from.

Students may choose to attend a summer term to reduce their course load during fall or spring semesters but still stay on track to graduate in four years.

If considering this major, these classes will allow you to explore this option before making a decision: FILM 2700SPCH 1000 and JOUR 1000.


Year 1

Term 1

Course Hours

ENGL 1101

3

FILM 2700

3

MATH 1101 or Higher

3

**GSU 1010

1

*Area D: Science Sequence “A”

4
Total Hours 14

Term 2

Course Hours

ENGL 1102

3

POLS 1101

3

FILM 1010

3

Area B Elective

2

Lab Science “B”

4
Total Hours 15

Milestones

 

Notes

*This course is not included in Freshman Learning Communities.

 

**GSU 1010 is an optional course for students enrolled in a Freshman Learning Community.

 

Minimum grade of C required in FILM 1010 and 2700. Minimum 2.5 GPA required in first attempt at FILM 1010 and 2700 to progress to 3000/4000 FILM major courses. 


Year 2

Term 1

Course Hours

LANG 1002

3

Area B Elective

2

Area C Elective

3

Area C Elective

3

Area D Math/Science Elective

3

Area E Global Issues Elective

3
Total Hours 17

Term 2

Course Hours

HIST 2110

3

Area E Social Science Elective

3

Area F Elective

3

Area F Elective

3

Area F Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Milestones

 

Notes

Minimum grade of C required in FILM 1010 and 2700. Minimum 2.5 GPA required in first attempt at FILM 1010 and 2700 to progress to 3000/4000 FILM major courses. 


Year 3

Term 1

Course Hours

FILM 4750*

4

Area G (Screenwriting, Production & Industry)

3

Minor Course

3

Minor Course

3

Area H Elective

3
Total Hours 16

Term 2

Course Hours

Area G (Film History)

4

Area G (Critical Studies)

4

Minor Course

3

Area H Elective

3
Total Hours 14

Milestones

 

Notes

*This course will fulfill the CTW requirement.


Year 4

Term 1

Course Hours

Area G Elective

3

Area G Elective

3

Minor Course

3

Area H Elective

3

Area H Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Term 2

Course Hours

Area G Elective

3

FILM 4910

3

Area H Elective

3

Area H Elective

3

Minor Course

3
Total Hours 15

Milestones