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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Film Production, B.A.

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Rochester, MI 48309-4482

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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 options to work in narrative, documentary, animation, motion graphics, essay, short-form and experimental filmmaking. Students get hands-on experience with every aspect of the process, from writing scripts, directing, cinematography, lighting, and audio, to editing and post-production effects work. Degree work 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.

5. Four filmmaking elective courses selected from

*To count as an elective course toward this requirement, FLM 3906, FLM 4930, or FLM 4996 must be taken for a total of 4 credits; or, FLM 3906, FLM 4930, and FLM 4996 may be taken for 2 credits each to satisfy a single 4-credit elective. Two-credit FLM 3906 courses may not be used to satisfy more than one 4-credit elective.

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 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 coursework 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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