Sep 18, 2020  
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Video and Film Production, B.S.

Media Arts  
Paul Chilsen, program coordinator

The Video and Film Production program offers a combination of filmmaking, video production, and live television production. Students are able to specialize in these aspects by their choices of required course options. Overall, the program blends theoretical and hands-on approaches to media production. Used for instruction are three production studios including a 3,000 square foot TV/film studio and a robotic TV studio with virtual sets; video editing facilities; an equipment checkout system for students that includes a variety of cameras and field production equipment; a 40-foot mobile television production lab; virtual and augmented reality lab; foley lab; a student-run FM radio station, and a student-run TV station.

The department supports several industry-specific student organizations that provide meaningful cocurricular opportunities for video and film production students. The department also features a varsity team for live television production that produces live broadcasts of athletic events, concerts, awards shows, and more. These opportunities are available to all students regardless of classification.

NOTE: Students must earn a C (2.00) or better in each course in the college in order to graduate.

Admission to Candidacy

To be admitted to candidacy in the Video and Film Production program, the student must meet the following requirements:

  1. 45 hours completed before applying for candidacy
  2. Grade of C (2.00) or better in each of the following:

EMC 1020 /JOUR 1020 /RIM 1020  

ENGL 1010  and ENGL 1020  

VFP 2410  

VFP 2130  and VFP 2131  (NOTE: VFP 1080  is a prerequisite for EMC 2130.)

3.  Minimum overall GPA in all college coursework of 2.50.

4.  Math course satisfying General Education requirements.

Academic Map

Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Video and Film Production, B.S., Academic Map   

Degree Requirements

General Education (41 hours)

General Education requirements (shown in curricular listings below) include courses in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences.

Major Requirements (36 hours)

College Core (9 hours)

Video and Film Production Requirements (27 hours)

Advanced Production Requirements (6 hours)

Choose at least 6 credit hours

Minor (15-18 hours)

Electives (25-28 hours)

Total hours in program: 120

Curriculum: Video and Film Production

Curricular listings include General Education  requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Freshman Fall

Subtotal: 15 Hours

Freshman Spring

Subtotal: 15 Hours

Subtotal: 15 Hours

Sophomore Spring

Subtotal: 15 Hours

Junior Fall

Subtotal: 16 Hours

Junior Spring

Subtotal: 16 Hours

Senior Fall

  • Advanced video/film production requirement 3 credit hours
  • Minor 3 credit hours
  • Electives (internship recommended) 9 credit hours

Subtotal: 15 Hours

Senior Spring

  • Advanced video/film production requirement 3 credit hours
  • Minor/Elective 3 credit hours
  • Electives 7 credit hours

Subtotal: 13 Hours