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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. Curriculum below is for the entering class of Fall 2016. 

Semester 1Credits
MAJOR AREAFI 111 - Introduction to Film3
PH 181 - Shooting the Narrative: Visual Storytelling I3
PH 331 - Lighting for Still and Moving Images2
GENERAL EDUCATIONEN 121 - English Composition G13
choice - see Requirements*3
Semester 2
MAJOR AREAFI 256 - Screenwriting I3
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 231 - Documentary Film3
PH 283 - Framing the Shot3
PH 284 - Editing Concepts3
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice - see Requirements*6
Semester 4
MAJOR AREAFI 222 - History of Film, 1960-present3
FI 232 - Documentary Film Production3
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice - see Requirements*6
 Total Credits: 62

*Fall 2016 Requirements for Liberal Arts Associate Degree Programs: see below

  • Three (3) credits from each required General Education 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

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.