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

Film Production, B.A.

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586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482


The B.A. in film production is a liberal arts-based B.A. including a solid foundation 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 film production, B.A.

The film production major requires a total of 52 credit hours. Only 16 transfer credits may be counted towards the film production major. Only courses in which the student has earned a grade of C may be counted towards the film production major.

4. One additional film production elective course chosen from any CIN 3000 or 4000 level course or any course from this list

5. Four filmmaking elective courses selected from

7. One filmmaking capstone course


Students using this catalog to meet film production major requirements may also use any course subsequently approved as satisfying requirements in the film production 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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