Television and Film Arts (B.A.)

Admission Requirements

Admission to the television and film arts program is very competitive (approximately 15 students admitted each year) and based upon an application, letter of recommendation, and submission of creative work (including screenplays, short stories, and/or videos/films). All submitted materials are reviewed by the Television and Film Arts Advisory Committee.

Program Requirements

Intellectual Foundations Requirements
33-39 credit hours33-39
TFA Major Requirements (42 credit hours)
Required Courses (30 credit hours)
COM 312BASIC MEDIA PRODUCTION3
ENG 305CREATIVE WRITING: NARRATIVE3
ENG 402ADVANCED CREATIVE WRITING: NARRATIVE3
TFA 201INTRODUCTION TO TELEVISION AND FILM ARTS3
TFA 301TV AND FILM CRITICISM3
TFA 401PRODUCING SHORT FILMS I3
TFA 420PRODUCING SHORT FILMS II3
TFA 450SENIOR PROJECT3
THA 226ACTING I 3
THA 350DIRECTING I3
Elective Courses (12 credit hours)
The elective requirement can be satisfied by completing 12 credit hours in any of the courses below.18
WRITING FOR BROADCAST (TV, RADIO, FILM)
MEDIA MANAGEMENT
INTERMEDIATE VIDEO PRODUCTION
ADVANCED FIELD PRODUCTION
ADVANCED POST-PRODUCTION
HISTORY OF CINEMA I
HISTORY OF CINEMA II
LITERATURE IN FILM
TWENTIETH-CENTURY DRAMA I
TWENTIETH-CENTURY DRAMA II
FILM ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION
CINEMATOGRAPHY
ADAPTATION
CAREERS IN TELEVISION
ADVANCED DIRECTING/PRODUCING I
ADVANCED DIRECTING/PRODUCING II
INTERNSHIP (3-6)
VOICE AND MOVEMENT I
THE BUSINESS OF PERFORMING ARTS
SET DESIGN I
All College Electives
39-45 credit hours39-45
Total Credit Hours120