May 18, 2022  
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Video and Film Production, B.S.


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Media Arts  
615-898-5862
Bob Gordon, program coordinator
Robert.Gordon@mtsu.edu

Paul Chilsen, program coordinator
615-898-2105
Paul.Chilsen@mtsu.edu

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 complete all major course requirements with a grade of C (2.00) or better.

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. Passing grade for EMC 1010  
  3. Grade of B- (2.67) or better in each of the following:

VFP 1080  

VFP 2020  

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

EMC 2120  

  1. Grade of C (2.00) or better in each of the following:

EMC 1020 /JOUR 1020 /RIM 1020  

ENGL 1010  and ENGL 1020  

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
Major Requirements 42 hours*
     College Core    9 hours
     VFP Requirements   33 hours
Minor 15-18 hours
Electives 19-25 hours
TOTAL 120 hours

*This program requires courses that can also fulfill requirements of the General Education curriculum. If program requirements are also used to fulfill General Education requirements, the number of elective hours will increase.

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 required by the program meets General Education requirements:

Major Requirements (42 hours)


College Core (9 hours)


Advanced Production Requirements (6 hours)

Choose at least 6 credit hours

Minor (15-18 hours)


Electives (19-25 hours)


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: 16 Hours


Freshman Spring


Subtotal: 15 Hours


Subtotal: 15 Hours


Sophomore Spring


Subtotal: 15 Hours


Junior Fall


Subtotal: 14 Hours


Junior Spring


Subtotal: 16 Hours


Senior Fall


Subtotal: 16 Hours


Senior Spring


Subtotal: 13 Hours


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