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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Film, B.A.

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O’Dowd Hall, Room 544
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482


The B.A. in film is a liberal arts-based program in film history, theory, and criticism, including coursework in film genres, aesthetics, industry and technology, filmmaking and screenwriting, as well as advanced seminars. It culminates in a capstone course in which students do substantive research and writing on topics ranging from eco-cinema to Hollywood stardom, from Detroit media to audience and reception theory.

Program honors

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

Requirements for the liberal arts major in film, B.A.

The film major shall require a total of 48 credit hours. Only 16 transfer credits may be counted towards the film major. Only courses in which the student has earned a grade of  C may be counted towards the film major.

1. One introductory-level course selected from

5. Four courses in film electives selected from

7. One capstone course selected from

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

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.

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