School of Liberal Arts

Applications accepted for fall only.      NYSED: 35958       HEGIS 5606

The major in Film and Media provides students with a solid foundation in digital filmmaking, including screenwriting, cinematography, and editing, as well as a grounding in the history, theory, and criticism related to film and media.

Semester 1Credits
MAJOR AREAFI 111 - Introduction to Film3
PH 181 - Shooting the Narrative: Visual Storytelling I3
PH 130 - Lighting I2
GENERAL EDUCATIONEN 121 - English Composition G13
choice - see Requirements*3
Semester 2
MAJOR AREAFI 231 - Documentary Film3
FI 261 - Introduction to Sound3
PH 281 - Shooting the Narrative: Visual Storytelling II3
PH 282 - Basic Video Editing3
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice - see Requirements*6
Semester 3
MAJOR AREAFI 221 - HIstory of Film, beginnings to 19593
FI 256 - Screenwriting I3
PH 283 - Framing the Shot3
PH 331 - Lighting for Still and Moving Images2
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice - see Requirements*6
Semester 4
MAJOR AREAFI 222 - History of Film, 1960-present3
PH 284 - Editing Concepts3
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice - see Requirements*6
 Total Credits: 61

*Liberal Arts Degree Programs: FIT’s General Education Requirements

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. 

See list of Gen Ed approved courses under FIT's General Education Requirements and Courses.  An FIT Gen Ed course cannot be used to meet more than one General Education area.

Associate Degree: (Effective for students entering AAS programs in Fall 2014)

  • Three (3) credits from each required area, totaling 9 credits: G1, G2 and G3
  • Twelve (12)credits from three different areas in liberal arts courses in G4-G10
  • Three (3) credits of any 200 or 300 level English literature or speech course

Certain majors require specific courses. Please review your DARS audit to determine if a particular course is required by your major to meet General Education credits.