Oct 20, 2020  
2019-20 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-20 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Video and Film Production, B.S.

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Media Arts  
Bob Gordon, program coordinator

The Video and Film Production program offers a combination of filmmaking, video production, and live production. Students are able to specialize in these aspects by their choices of required course options. The program builds upon a blend of theoretical and hands-on approaches to media production.

The Video and Film Production program emphasizes hands-on learning experiences whenever possible. Facilities include an equipment checkout system for students with a variety of cameras and on-location production equipment; a 40-foot mobile television production lab that averages about 40 live productions per semester; video editing facilities; two production studios including a 3,000 square foot TV/film studio; a Foley lab; large-scale LED wall facilities; and 360-degree virtual reality facilities.

The Video and Film Production program offers substantial cocurricular opportunities for its students. This includes several organizations focused on making films, a student run television station where students produce the programming and manage the station, and a unique varsity team for live television production whose work is frequently distributed nationwide. These opportunities are available to students from their first semester onward.

Video and Film Production students are able to build upon their unique talents and interests by combining this major with related minors such as Animation, Audio Production, Interactive Media, Film Studies, Writing, and others.

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.

The following course is required by the program and can satisfy the respective General Education requirement:

  • RIM/JOUR/EMC 1020 (Soc/Beh Sci)

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)


  • To make 120 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

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