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2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Film Production, B.A.

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Students must complete the Oakland University General Education Requirements, General College of Arts and Sciences requirements , College of Arts and Sciences Exploratory requirement , Major Requirements, and an appropriate number of free elective classes to meet the overall credit requirement for the degree (in most cases a minimum of 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.

Schedule of Classes

Specific offerings for each semester may be found in the Schedule of Classes.

General Education Requirements

In order to graduate on-schedule without taking additional courses, it is highly recommended that students meet with an Undergraduate Academic Adviser concerning the selection of all of their general education courses.

Each candidate for an Oakland University baccalaureate will need to satisfactorily complete approved courses in each of the following areas: Foundations, Explorations, and Integration. For details, refer to the General Education Requirements   section of the catalog.

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

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.

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

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.

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