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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog
Oakland University
   
 
  Oct 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Cinema Studies, B.A.


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Rochester, MI 48309-4482

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Cinema studies at Oakland University is dedicated to the interdisciplinary investigation of the ways in which motion pictures are created, experienced and valued in our culture and around the world. Students in cinema studies will work closely with OU faculty to gain a thorough understanding of film history, become acquainted with various critical approaches to the study of film and receive instruction in elements of film production. Students who seek intensive film production studies may choose the filmmaking specialization concurrently with cinema studies B.A. requirements. These wide-ranging and intensive programs will provide cinema studies majors and minors with the critical-thinking and communication skills to enter careers within the film industry and a variety of other professions. In addition, students will be well-prepared to pursue cinema studies or other academic disciplines at the graduate level.

Program honors

Departmental honors may be awarded to graduating cinema studies majors for outstanding achievement.

The cinema studies major shall require a total of 48 credit hours. Only 16 transfer credits may be counted towards the cinema studies major. Only courses in which the student has earned a grade of at least a 2.0 may be counted towards the cinema studies major.

 

Requirements for the liberal arts major in cinema studies, B.A. program


1. One introductory-level course selected from


4. One additional course in filmmaking or screenwriting selected from


Note:


No more than two non-CIN designated courses in this category may be counted toward the cinema studies major.

6. One capstone course selected from


  • CIN 4900  - Advanced Topics in Film (4)
  • CIN 4901  - Advanced Topics in Film Theory (4)

Requirements for the liberal arts major in cinema studies, B.A. program with a specialization in filmmaking


The cinema studies major with a specialization in filmmaking requires a total of 52 credit hours. Only 16 transfer credits may be counted towards the cinema studies major. Only courses in which the student has earned a grade of at least 2.0 may be counted towards the cinema studies major.

6. One filmmaking capstone course


Note


Students using this catalog to meet cinema studies major requirements may also use any course subsequently approved as satisfying requirements in the cinema studies electives category and published in a later catalog.

Additional Information


In addition to these major requirements, students must complete the Oakland University General Education Requirements , the College of Arts and Sciences College Exploratory Requirement , and an appropriate number of free elective classes to meet the overall credit requirement for the degree (in most cases 124; some degrees may require a greater number).

As a general rule, no more than eight credits of course work used to satisfy one major, minor or concentration may be applied toward another, but exceptions to this rule may be allowed with the written approval of the program coordinators.