Requirements

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Within the Film & Electronic Arts program, students choose one of two tracks:  production or film history and criticism

Production Track

Moderation Requirements:

1.     Film and Electronic Arts history course (AA)

2.     Film and Electronic Arts history course (AA)

3.     200-level Film or Video production course (PA) (sophomore year) (not including elective courses such as “Writing the Film”)

4.     200-level Film or Video production course (PA) (sophomore year) (not including elective courses such as “Writing the Film”)

Students must complete at least one film history course before they may take a production course.  200-level and above production courses (PA) are not open to first-year students. Students can only take one production course per semester in the sophomore, junior, and senior years. For Moderation each prospective major in production presents to the board a creative portfolio (15-20 minutes of completed films, videos and/or other electronic artworks and, optionally, a short original script). 

Graduation Requirements:

5.     FILM 208 Introduction to 16mm Film (or another 200 or 300 level production course, not including elective courses such as “Writing the Film”)

6.     300-level Film or Video production course (PA)

7.     300-level Film history course (AA)

8.     Senior Seminar I (no credit)

9.     Senior Seminar II (no credit)

10.   Senior Project I

11.   Senior Project II

The Senior Project can take a variety of forms: 1) a work in film or video, 2) a media installation, 3) a media-enriched live performance, or 4) an online project or new media work designed in conjunction with the adviser.

Film History and Criticism Track

Moderation Requirements:

1.     Film and Electronic Arts history course (AA)

2.     Film and Electronic Arts history course (AA)

3.     Film and Electronic Arts history course (AA)

4.     200-level Film or Video production course (PA) (sophomore year) (not including elective courses such as “Writing the Film”)

For Moderation, prospective majors in film history and criticism present a 10-page historical/critical essay. 

Graduation Requirements:

5.     300-level Film history course (junior year) (AA)

6.     300-level Film history course (AA)

7.     a course outside the program related to proposed Senior Project work

8.     Senior Project I

9.     Senior Project II

Additional upper level requirements for history and criticism are charted in consultation with one’s adviser. The Senior Project in history & criticism takes the form of an extended, in-depth, historical/critical essay.