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Degree Requirements

Film & Media B.A.

The Bachelor of Arts in Film at Mount Saint Mary’s University offers early immersion in the technical and professional skills necessary to prepare students for careers in the film, television, and digital media industries.

For more information, please consult a Mount advisor.

Required Core Courses

FLM 101

Introduction to Film

3

FLM 137A

Screenwriting A

3

FLM 139A/FLM 205

Introduction to Digital Video Production

3

FLM 140A/FLM 230A

Editing 1: AVID 101

3

FLM 143A/FLM 221A

Post-Production Audio 1

3

FLM 198

Senior Capstone

3

 

Visual History

Choose one of the following:

FLM 6                                          

History of Photography 

3

FLM 132/FLM 250

History of American Cinema

3

Camera Foundations

Choose one of the following:

FLM 2

Foundations of Photography 

3

FLM 144A

Digital Cinematography 

3

 

Electives (18 units)

Complete any six elective FLM classes and/or other classes by advisement.

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 42

 

Documentary Minor

The minor in Documentary introduces and explores the history and impact of documentary flimmaking. Emphasis is placed on building artistic and technical skills in the production of cinematic non-fiction storytelling.

Degree Requirements

Core Courses

FLM 101                                  

Introduction to Film

3

FLM 129A

Documentary Filmmaking A

3

FLM 139A/FLM 205

Introduction to Digital Video Production

3

Electives

Choose three courses (9 units) from the following:

FLM 2

Foundations of Photography 

3

FLM 115

Audio Storytelling 

3

FLM 125

Media Anthropology

3

FLM 127/FLM 203

Documentary Storytelling 

3

FLM 128

Documentary Editing 

3

FLM 129B

Documentary Filmmaking B

3

FLM 130A/FLM 215A

Documentary Production Workshop A

3

FLM 104

Lighting for People 

3

FLM 120

Post Production with Adobe 

3

FLM 182

Imaging Time

3

JRN 112

Photojournalism

3

JRN 147A

News casting 

3

Total Credit Hours:

18

 

Film and Media Minor

The minor in Film and Media introduces students to the core elements of creative media production and digital storytelling. 

Required Courses

FLM 101

Introduction to Film

3

FLM 132/FLM 250

History of American Cinema

3

FLM 139A/FLM 205

Introduction to Digital Video Production

3

 

Electives

Complete any three elective FLM classes and/or other classes by advisement.

 

 

 

9

Total Credit Hours:

18

Film, Media and Social Justice Minor

The minor in Film, Media & Social Justice emphasizes understanding and harnessing the power of media as a tool for social change. 

Required Courses

FLM 131A

Film, Media and Social Justice

3

FLM 135

Mass Media

3

FLM 168

Race, Sex & Hollywood

3

Electives

Complete any three elective FLM classes and/or other classes by advisement.

 

 

 

9

Total Credit Hours:

18

Professional Photography Minor

The minor in photography at MSMU gives the students in any major an opportunity to compliment their studies with a well rounded survey of photographic courses. In today’s visual world the ability to create and understand unique imagery is an added value in any sector of business, for profit or non profit.

Through coursework the student has the opportunity to learn basic foundations of photography, advanced lighting techniques, studio product photography, workflow, aesthetics, critical analysis and professional practices.

Degree Requirements

Choose one of the following

FLM 2

Foundations of Photography 

3

FLM 110

Alternative Photography Media 

3

Choose one of the following

FLM 8

Lighting Principles

3

FLM 139A/FLM 205

Introduction to Digital Video Production

3

Choose four of the following

ART 10

Photography I

3

ART 108

Digital Deluge

3

ART 150A

Photography II: Portraiture

3

ART 152A

Color Digital Photography

3

FLM 30

Studio Product Photography 

3

FLM 104

Lighting for People 

3

FLM 108

The Print

3

FLM 109

Photography as Fine Art 

3

FLM 111

The Art Director

3

FLM 112

Food and Beverage Photography

3

FLM 175

Fashion Photography 

3

FLM 180

Masters of Light

3

FLM 181

Sports Photography 

3

FLM 184

Marketing for Still & Motion Photographers

3

FLM 195

Portfolio Development

3

Total Credit Hours:

18