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MULTIMEDIA STUDIES: Film, Video & New Media

Credits to Graduate: 120   Credits in Major: 38-9
12 Upper Division Credits in Arts & Letters
FAU Residence Credits: 30
Upper Division Credits: 45

Overall 2.5 GPA required for entry into major
Overall 2.5 GPA must be maintained to remain in major

Grade of "C" or better is required for each course in the major.  All courses in the major must be graded.  Pass/Fail is not accepted.

The Sequence in Film, Video and New Media is a comprehensive curriculum that includes courses in film studies, television studies, video production, computer animation, and studies and practices in multimedia, interactive media, and new technologies. As a group, these courses analyze the power and responsibility of American and international film, video and digital media from formal, historical, economic and ideological perspectives.

The sequence is committed to understanding film, video, new media and television texts in relation to the worlds they represent; the course of study emphasizes not only the meanings of these texts but also the processes by which these meanings are constructed and disseminated. The goal is to help the undergraduate understand the study and creation of visual media within the larger contexts of human visual and verbal expression, and to shape students into sophisticated readers and producers of visual culture. Courses consider both mainstream and alternative media, and include industrial and artistic approaches, linking production techniques and aesthetics to industry, history and politics.

The following courses are required:

FIL 2000
FIL 3803
VIC 4943
Film Appreciation
Film Theory
Multimedia Practicum
Practicum prerequisite: Fundamentals of Multimedia,
Fundamentals of 3D Computer Animation or Video Production; seniors only.

Production Fundamentals

1 course from the following:

DIG 3110
DIG 3305C
RTV 3260
Fundamentals of Multimedia
Fundamentals of 3D Computer Animation
Video Production


1 course from the following:

DIG 4026
FIL 4036
FIL 4037
RTV 4400
History and Theory of Computer Arts and Animation
Film to the 1940s
Film since the 1940s
Television Studies


1 course from the following:

COM 4332
FIL 4851
MMC 4501
Studies in New Media
Film Criticism
Visual Media Criticism

Production and Contexts

6 courses from the following two subcategories, minimum of 18 credits*:


ART 1300C
ART 2205C
ART 2330C
CAP 4028
COM 3945
DIG 3207
DIG 3253C
DIG 3306C
DIG 3323C
DIG 4394C
DIG 4412
FIL 4106
MMC 3711
MMC 4713
PGY 2800C
RTV 3228C
RTV 3229
RTV 3332C
Drawing 1
Color Fundamentals
Drawing 2 - Figure Drawing
Introduction to Game Programming
Communication Internship
Digital Video Editing
Digital Audio Recording and Editing
Advanced 3D Computer Animation
Advanced 3D Computer Modeling for Animation
Advanced Digital Compositing for Animation
Narrative Video Production
Interactive Multimedia
New Media Narrative
Digital Photography 1
Television Production
Experimental Video Production
Documentary Video Production


ANT 3391
DIG 4713
ENG 4114
FIL 4056
FIL 4058
FIL 4364
FIL 4672
FIL 4832
FIL 4843
GEB 3052
ITT 3520
MMC 3601
MMC 4263
RTV 4403
RTV 4412
SPT 4720
Anthropology of Film
Video Game Studies
Literature and Film
Women and Film
Radical Film, New Media and Social Movements
Documentary Film and Video
Hollywood, Censorship, and Regulation
Horror Film
Studies in Asian Cinema
Intro to the Business of Motion Pictures
Italian Cinema: From Text to Screen
Minorities and the Media
Media, Society and Technology
U.S. Telecommunication Industry
Gender and Television
Spanish Literature and Film

History, Criticism, and Production Fundamentals courses listed in the sequence may be substituted in Production and Contexts if they are not used to fill another requirement. COM 4930: Special Topics courses must be pre-approved by an advisor for use toward major requirements.


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