Film and Media BS Degree Program

http://fitnyc.edu/film

For implementation Fall 2016.

School of Liberal Arts

Applications accepted for fall only.      NYSED: 35959     HEGIS 1010

The major in Film and Media prepares students for careers in industries dependent on the moving image, including feature films, cable and broadcast television, digital media and advertising, industrial films, and the creation of visual content for new media delivery systems.

Semester 5Credits
MAJOR AREAFI 321 - Film Theory and Criticism, An Introduction3
choice - see Specializations**3
FI 361 - Advanced Cinematography Workshop3
FI 356 - Screenwriting II3
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice - see Foreign Language* G83
Semester 6
MAJOR AREAFI 461 - Production I3
choice - see Film Genres in Specializations B or C**3
choice - see Specializations**3
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Foreign Language*3
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice - see Other World Civilizations* G93
Semester 7
MAJOR AREAFI 362 - Advanced Editing Workshop3
choice - see National Cinemas3
choice - see Specializations**3
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Liberal Arts Electives*6
Semester 8
MAJOR AREAFI 462 - Production II3.5
choice - see Major Directors in Specialization B**3
choice - see Specializations**3
IC 497 - Senior Internship C: Career Planning3
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Liberal Arts Electives*3
TOTAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
GENERAL EDUCATION6
MAJOR AREA42.5
LIBERAL ARTS12
 Total Credits: 60.5

*Fall 2014 Requirements:  See below.

FIT's Gen Ed courses are organized along the following categories: G1 Basic Communication; G2 Mathematics; G3 Natural Sciences; G4 Social Sciences; G5 Western Civilization; G6 The Arts; G7 Humanities; G8 Foreign Language; G9 Other World Civilizations; G10 American History. 

Foreign Language: 6 credits
Two semesters of the same foreign language, one of which must meet G8.

Liberal Arts Elective: 9 credits
CHOICE of three courses in liberal arts that are not film courses.

Other World Civilizations: 3 credits
CHOICE of HA 121, 223, 224, 225, or 226 (any one of these meets G9).

**Specializations:
See above tab

Before beginning Semester 5 of the program each student will be required to select one specialization, i.e., at least 12 credits (four courses) of academic or production coursework in one of the following three options (A, B, or C).

A. Storyboarding and Concept Art (offered by the Illustration Department):

IL 304 Foundations of Visual Expression for Storyboard and Concept Art I (3 cr.), 1 lecture/4 lab hours
IL 305 Foundations of Visual Expression for Storyboard and Concept Art II (3 cr.), 1 lecture/4 lab hours
IL 402 Illustrating for the Moving Image I: The Storyboard (3 cr.) 1 lecture/4 lab hours
IL 404 Illustrating for the Moving Image II: Concept Art and Character Design (3 cr.), 1 lecture/4 lab hours

B. Film Studies: Four Film Studies courses beyond these required of all students in the program; may not be used to fulfill Liberal Arts or General Electives. ( In Film Studies and Media Studies specializations, students select at least two HA courses. ):

EN 257 Major Movements in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Film (3 cr.)
FI 223 Women Make Movies: A History of Women’s Filmmaking (3 cr.)
FI 231 Documentary Film (3 cr.)
FI 322 Major Directors: Alfred Hitchcock (3 cr.)
FI 324 The Romantic Comedy (3 cr.)
FI 331 Film Genres: Crime Stories (3 cr.)
FI 332 The Science Fiction Film (3 cr.)
FI 333 Film Genres: Animation (3 cr.)
FI 334 Film Genres: Films of the Supernatural (3 cr.)
FI 341 French Cinema (3 cr.)
FI 342 Contemporary Korean Cinema
HA 217 History of Avant-Garde Film (3 cr.)
HA 315 Ethnographic Film (3 cr.)
HA 347 Costume and Fashion in Film (3 cr.)
HI 207 Hollywood: A History (3 cr.)
MC 331 Film Genres: Melodrama (3 cr.)
(Additional National Cinema, Genre, and Director courses are being developed.)

C. Media Studies: four courses from the list below beyond those required of all students in the program; may not be used to fulfill liberal arts or general electives:

AC 171 Mass Communications (3 cr.)
FI 271 Fans and Fandom in the Internet Age (3 cr.)
FI 272 Introduction to Television Studies (3 cr.)
FI 333 Film Genres: Animation (3 cr.)
HA 217 History of Avant-Garde Film (3 cr.)
HA 231 Modern Art (3 cr.)
HA 343 History of Photography (3 cr.)
(Additional options focusing on new media are being developed.)

***NOTE: Students can select any course in Film Genres, in National/Regional Cinemas, and in Major Directors, but they are required to take at least one course in each area.