http://fitnyc.edu/film

School of Liberal Arts

Applications accepted for fall only.      NYSED: 35959     CIP: 50.0602  

The major in Film and Media prepares students for careers in industries 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. Curriculum below is for the entering class of fall 2022. 

Semester 5Credits
MAJOR AREAFI 321 - Film Theory and Criticism, An Introduction3
FI 356 - Screenwriting II3
FX 361 - Third-Year Production I3
choice - see Requirements*: Major/Related Area Elective(s)3
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Requirements*: Liberal Arts/Foreign Language3
Semester 6
MAJOR AREAFX 362 - Third-Year Production II3
choice - see Requirements*: Courses Fulfilling the Major Requirement3
choice - see Requirements*: Major/Related Area Elective(s)3
LIBERAL ARTS choice - see Requirements*: Liberal Arts/Foreign Language3
INTERNSHIPIC 497 - Senior Internship: Career Planning3
Semester 7
MAJOR AREAFX 461 - Fourth Year Production I3
choice - see Requirements*: Courses Fulfilling the Major Requirement3
choice - see Requirements*: Major/Related Area Elective(s)3
LIBERAL ARTS choice - see Requirements*: Liberal Arts/Other World Civilizations3
choice - see Requirements*: Liberal Arts Elective(s)3
Semester 8
MAJOR AREAFX 462 - Fourth-Year Production II3
choice - see Requirements*: Courses Fulfilling the Major Requirement3
choice - see Requirements*: Major/Related Area Elective(s)3
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Requirements*: Liberal Arts Elective(s)6
TOTAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
INTERNSHIP3
MAJOR AREA39
LIBERAL ARTS18
 Total Credits: 60
 

*Fall 2022 Requirements: See below.

Liberal Arts: 18 credits

  • Foreign Language: 6 credits. Two semesters of the same foreign language, one of which must meet the General Education Foreign Language requirement (G8)
  • Other World Civilizations: 3 credits. Choice of any course that meets the General Education Other World Civilizations requirement (G9)

Liberal Arts Elective(s): 9 credits. Choice of three 3-credit courses in liberal arts that are not Film and Media courses: AB (Arabic); CH (Chinese); EN (English); FI (Film and Media Studies); FR (French); HA (History of Art); HE (Health Education) HE 201, HE 301; IT (Italian); JA (Japanese); HI (History); MA (Math); MC (Modern Languages and Cultures); MU (Music); PE (Physical Education and Dance) PE 215, PE 216, PE 217; PL (Philosophy); PO (Portuguese); SC (Science); SP (Spanish); and SS (Social Sciences). See Liberal Arts Courses.

Major/Related Elective(s): 12 credits. CHOICE of FI or related electives not previously taken: EN 301, FI 200, FI 201, FI 202, FI 203, FI 204, FX 205, FI 208, FI 209, FI 220, FI 223, FI 224, FI 225, FI 234, FI 241, FI 242, FI 243, FI 244, FI 245, FI 246, FI 262, FI 271, FI 272, FI 273, FI 300, FX 319FI 320, FI 322, FI 323, FI 324, FI 325, FI 326, FX 327, FX 328, FI 331FI 332, FI 333, FI 334, FI 335, FI 341, FI 342, FI 343, FI 400, HA 243, SS 378 or SS 381

Courses Fulfilling the Major Requirement in Genre, National Cinema, and Director Categories: 9 credits. Choice of one 3-credit course from each of the following areas:

Film Genres: FI 204, FI 208, FI 209, FI 224, FI 234, FI 324, FI 331, FI 332FI 333, FI 334, FI 335

National Cinemas: FI 206, FI 211FI 225, FI 241, FI 244, FI 245, FI 246FI 341FI 342, FI 343

Major Directors: FI 320, FI 322, FI 325, FI 326

Upon graduating from the Film and Media BS program, students will be able to:

  1. Develop complex argumentative strategies for long-form documentary films.
  2. Write scholarly essays on films, filmmakers, or industry practices that employ important theoretical concepts of Film and Media studies.
  3. Speak with informed confidence about the cinema history and cinema culture of at least one country or region in addition to the U.S.
  4. Create long-form screenplays that conform to industry standards for format and story structure.
  5. Apply special expertise in sound design, post-production digital techniques, costuming, performance, etc. to any film project.
  6. Produce 10-30 minute films of professional quality in various genres.