BAA in Media Arts - Concentration in Filmmaking

Program Requirements

Bachelor of Applied Arts in media arts - concentration in filmmaking consists of 120 credit hours. In addition to the university scholastic, residence and general education requirements, students must take the following required courses (some required courses may also fulfill general education requirements): 21 credit hours in common core courses and 54 credit hours in a discipline specific track. BAA majors are required to earn a minimum grade of C in each course designated as a C-required course.

Course Title Hours
Media Arts Core Courses
MART 101Introduction to Media Arts3
MART 102Introduction to Media Aesthetics and Analysis3
COMM 306Introduction to Multimedia3
COMM 406Audio Storytelling and Podcasting3
or MART 311 Introduction to Sound for Digital Media
MART 391Professional Practices in Media Arts - Portfolio1
MART 392Professional Practices in Media Arts - Business Development1
MART 393Professional Practices in Media Arts - Legal Issues1
MART 299Media Arts Practicum I1
MART 399CMedia Arts Practicum II - Filmmaking2
MART 499CMedia Arts Practicum III - Filmmaking3
Total Credit Hours21
Course Title Hours
Filmmaking Concentration Requirements
Select one of the following technical theatre courses3
Stagecraft: Applied Technology
Costuming for the Stage and Film
Stage Makeup
Stage Management
THEA 228Script Analysis3
THEA 359Directing I3
THEA 390Acting for the Camera3
MART 474Compositing and VFX II3
MART 385Directing for Film3
MART 379Cinematography II3
COMM 506Sound for Picture3
or MART 411 Advanced Sound for Digital Media
MART 325Editing for Film3
COMM 321Introduction to Film Studies3
MART 359Cinematography I3
MART 353Video Storytelling3
MART 352Story Boarding3
MART 351Principles of Video Production3
MART 225Writing for Film and Television3
THEA 517Scriptwriting II3
MART 424Compositing and VFX I3
Select one film studies course3
With the assistance of an advisor, select sufficient general education and elective courses to meet the required 120 credit hours. These electives could include a minor.
Total Credit Hours54

Applied Learning

Students in the BAA in media arts – concentration in filmmaking are required to complete an applied learning or research experience to graduate from the program. The requirement can be met by completing MART 299, MART 399C and MART 499C.