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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cinema Studies, B.A. (Filmmaking)

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The B.A. in Cinema Studies with a specialization in filmmaking is a liberal arts-based B.A. with a solid base in film history and theory and a specialized sequence of filmmaking courses. The broad-based approach gives students hands-on experience with every aspect of narrative, documentary, essay, short-form and experimental filmmaking, from writing scripts, directing and cinematography to editing and post-production effects work. It culminates in an intensive capstone course that enables students to graduate having produced a substantive thesis film project.

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 C may be counted towards the Cinema Studies major with a specialization in filmmaking.

5. Four filmmaking elective courses selected from

6. One filmmaking capstone course


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 & 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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