A new B.A. in Film was approved by the UA Board of Regents in February 2011. This page includes the specifics of this new program. The degree will be effective fall 2011.
College of Liberal Arts
Department of Theatre
A degree in film will provide students with a critical understanding of the history, theory and technologies of cinema and new media arts, while giving students the opportunities, tools and resources needed for careers in media industries, to pursue graduate study, or become media artists. Through an interdisciplinary approach to film and media studies, the program will produce media-literate professionals who can play a leading role in an increasingly information-centered world where every profession will require skilled media creators.
Film students will have opportunities to produce their own creative, time-based content for a wide variety of multimedia applications. Emphasis will be placed on the cultures, lifestyles and environments of Alaska and the North, and the unique opportunities they afford for skilled media creators and artists.
Complete the general university requirements.
Complete the B.A. degree requirements.
- Complete the following program (major) requirements:*
- Complete the following:
FLM/ART F172--Previsualization and Preproduction for Digital Cinema--3 credits
FLM/ENGL F217--Introduction to the Study of Film--3 credits
FLM/THR F334W--Movies and Films--3 credits
FLM/JRN F290--Digital Video Editing--3 credits
FLM/THR F271--Let’s Make a Movie (3)
or FLM/JRN F280--Video Storytelling (3)--3 credits
FLM/THR F331--Directing Film/Video (3)
or FLM/JRN F480--Documentary Filmmaking (3)--3 credits
- Complete 6 credits from Film Studies, including at least one upper division course:
FLM/JRN F105--History of the Cinema--3 credits
FLM/ANS F381--Alaska Natives in Film--3 credits
FLM/ JRN F308--Film Criticism--3 credits
FLM/JRN/HIST F368--Topics in American Film History--3 credits
FLM/ENG F427--Topics in Film Studies--3 credits
- Complete a minimum of 12 credits from Film Production, including at least one upper division course:
THR F121--Fundamentals of Acting--3 credits
FLM/JRN F251--Television Production--4 credits
FLM/JRN F280--Video Storytelling--3 credits
FLM/THR F310--Acting for the Camera--3 credits
FLM/ART F371--Digital Photography and Pixel Painting--3 credits
FLM/THR F347O--Lighting Design--3 credits
FLM F358--Lights, Camera, Audio--3 credits
FLM/ART/ANTH F460 – Cross-Cultural Filmmaking--3 credits
FLM/THR F470--Advanced Film and Video Directing--3 credits
FLM /ART F472--Visualization and Animation--3 credits
FLM/ART F475 – Digital Video Compositing--3 credits
FLM/ENG/THR F488--Dramatic Writing --3 credits
FLM F481--Special Topics in Film Production--3 credits
FLM F493--Independent Study--3 credits
FLM F418--Internship in Film Production--1 - 6 credits
FLM F498--Film Research--3 credits
FLM F499--Film Thesis--3 credits
- Complete the following:
- Of the above, students must complete 15 credits at the F300- or F400-level, at least 6 credits of which must be at the F400-level
- Minimum credits required--120 credits
* Students must earn a grade of C or better in each course.
Note: Courses used to satisfy the major cannot be used for the minor.