Film Production, BA

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Film Production emphasizes post-production to prepare students for careers in the professional film industry. While the program includes coursework relating to pre-production and production (so that students are introduced to these skills and understand the entire filmmaking process), the post-production focus of this program will help students attain the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in areas of film post-production, such as: storytelling, compositing, editing, visual effects, motion graphics, and sound effects. Course options within the program offer students an opportunity to take courses outside of the film area, perhaps to pursue a minor program that might enhance job marketability.

Film Production Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the BA program in Film Production will demonstrate the following characteristics:

  1. Understand critical and creative processes and aesthetic approaches involved in the pre-production, production and post-production phases of film making
  2. Develop mastery of technical and artistic skills that are fundamental to filmmaking and video production and post-production—including writing, producing, directing, editing, cinematography, production and audio design
  3. Acquire and model accepted industry practices, including those regarding professional collaborations, safety and ethical standards, and demonstration of employment marketability
  4. Analyze and critique films representing a broad range of theoretical and historical perspectives

Program Requirements

Core Curriculum (Areas A-E)42
All Core Curriculum requirements for the Film Production major are shown under Core Curriculum in the Graduation Requirements section of the Undergraduate Catalog.
Lower Division Major Requirements (Area F)18
CMS 2100Introduction to Film3
FILM 2700History of Cinema3
FILM 1520Georgia Film Academy Course I6
or CMS 2410
FILM 2420
Digital Imaging I
and Intro to Field Production
Choose two from the following:
Principles of Financial Acct.
Drawing I
2-D Design/Color Theory
Legal Environment of Business
Computer Science I
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to Acting
Required Upper-Division Courses 130
CMS 3410Lighting for Motion Pictures3
CMS 3420Audio Recording & Sound Design3
CMS 3820Screenwriting3
CMS 4310Film Analysis and Criticism3
CMS 4410Digital Video Production3
CMS 4450Digital Video Post-Production3
FILM 3155Cinematography3
FILM 4460Video Post-Production II3
FILM 4480Video Production II3
FILM 4901Internship/Exper. Learning I2
FILM 4904Portfolio Class1
Upper Division Electives24
Group A: Media Production Electives
Choose 15 hours from the following:
Introduction to Broadcasting
New Media Design
Modes of Video Production I
Modes of Video Production II
Modes of Video Production III
Motion Graphics
Visual Effects
Advanced Lighting
Advanced Visual Effects
Internship/Exper. Learning II
Sem in Contemp Filmmaking
Group B: Film Studies Electives
Choose nine hours from the following:
National Cinemas I
National Cinemas II
National Cinemas III
Women and Film
Film Genres I
Film Genres II
Film Genres III
Television Criticism
African American Cinema
Deconstructing Disney
Great Directors
Special Topics I
Special Topics II
Special Topics III
Choose courses at any level. A minimum grade of C is required.
Total Credit Hours120