Film, Television and Media Arts - Course Offerings

FTM 10 Introduction to Film, Television, and Media Arts
FTM 11 Lights, Camera, Audio
FTM 12 Art and Language of Film
FTM 13 Art and Language of Radio
FTM 90 Production Practicum in Film, Television, and Media Arts
FTM 101 American Cinema: History and Analysis
FTM 102 American Television: History and Analysis
FTM 103 World Cinema: Film
FTM 104 World Cinema: Nonfiction
FTM 105 American Film: Decades (may be taken twice)
FTM 106 Film Genres (may be taken twice)
FTM 107 Television Genres (may be taken twice)
FTM 108 Sports Broadcasting
FTM 110 Special Topics in Film, Television, and Media Arts
FTM 120 Beginning Screenwriting for Film and Television
FTM 130 Nonlinear Editing for Film and Television
FTM 131 Introduction to Production
FTM 132 Web Design
FTM 133 Radio Production
FTM 201 Filmmaker Studies (may be taken twice)
FTM 202 Television Studies (may be taken twice)
FTM 203 Film Theory
FTM 204 African American Cinema
FTM 205/MU 245 Survey of Film Music - "Hearing the Movies"
FTM 220 Intermediate Screenwriting for Film and Television (may be taken twice)
FTM 230 Fiction Film Production
FTM 231 Documentary Production
FTM 232 Studio Television Production
FTM 233 Remote Television Production
FTM 234 Directing for Film
FTM 235 Digital Motion Graphics
FTM 236/MU 202 - Digital Audio Workstation
FTM 237/TA 231 - Acting for the Camera
FTM 305 Independent Study in Film, Television, and Media Arts (may be taken twice)
FTM 306 Internship in Film, Television, and Media Arts (may be taken twice)
FTM 310 Senior Capstone Seminar I
FTM 311 Senior Capstone Seminar II

Introductory Sequence:

FTM 10 Introduction to Film, Television, and Media Arts
FTM 11 Lights, Camera, Audio
FTM 120 Beginning Screenwriting for Film and Television
FTM 130 Nonlinear Editing for Film and Television
FTM 131 Introduction to Production

1 history/analysis course: 

FTM 101 American Cinema: History and Analysis - OR -
FTM 102 American Television: History and Analysis

Advanced Sequence:

1 history/analysis course:

FTM 103 World Cinema: Fiction - OR -
FTM 104 World Cinema: Nonfiction

1 history/analysis course at 200- or 300-level:
FTM 201 Filmmaker Studies
FTM 202 Television Studies
FTM 203 Film Theory
FTM 204 African American Cinema
FTM 205/MU 245 Survey of Film Music - "Hearing the Movies"

*additional 200- or 300-level courses in other departments may satisfy this requirement

2 electives in applied production, writing, or history/analysis:

FTM 101 American Cinema: History and Analysis
FTM 102 American Television: History and Analysis
FTM 103 World Cinema: Fiction
FTM 104 World Cinema: Nonfiction
FTM 105 American Film: Decades (may be taken twice)
FTM 106 Film Genres
FTM 107 Television Genres
FTM 108 Sports Broadcasting
FTM 110 Special Topics in Film, Television, and Media Arts
FTM 132 Web Design
FTM 201 Filmmaker Studies (may be taken twice)
FTM 202 Television Studies (may be taken twice)
FTM 203 Film Theory
FTM 204 African American Cinema
FTM 205/MU 245 Survey of Film Music - "Hearing the Movies"
FTM 220 Intermediate Screenwriting for Film and Television (may be taken twice)
FTM 230 Fiction Film Production
FTM 231 Documentary Production
FTM 232 Studio Television Production
FTM 233 Remote Television Production
FTM 234 Directing for Film
FTM 235 Digital Motion Graphics
FTM 236/MU 202 Digital Audio Workstation
FTM 237/TA 231 Acting for the Camera

2 senior capstone courses:

FTM 310 Senior Capstone Seminar I
FTM 311 Senior Capstone Seminar II

Required one semester during freshman, sophomore, and junior years:

FTM 90 Production Practicum in Film, Television, and Media Arts (1 credit)

courses in other departments that satisfy third history/analysis requirement:

CI 251 New Chinese Cinema
IT 271 Italian Cinema
SP 271 Hispanic Cinema

Requirements for Minors (6 courses):

FTM 10 Introduction to Film, Television, and Media Arts
FTM 120 Beginning Screenwriting for Film and Television

1 history/analysis course (100- or 200-level)
1 applied production course (FTM 11, FTM 130, or FTM 132)
1 elective (200-level history/analysis, or any production course subject to pre-requisites)

Required for majors to satisfy one Social Science core requirement:

CO 130 Media and Society

Independent Study courses that can be taken as electives beyond requirements for the major:


FTM 305 Independent Study in Film, Television, and Media Arts (may be taken twice)
FTM 306 Internship in Film, Television, and Media Arts (may be taken twice)