Programs

Film and Media Production Sequence


FMS majors have the option of completing the major by following our Film and Media Production Sequence. Up to four production courses may be counted toward the FMS major, and majors can undertake a two-semester production-based Senior Honors Thesis in their senior year. Get details.

Students who follow the Film and Media Production Sequence must:

  • Take the two required FMS Core Courses
  • Take the one required Production "Foundation" course listed below
  • Take three Production Electives from the lists of Intermediate and Advanced Production Electives below. Of these, at least one should be an Advanced Production Elective. NB: some, but not all, Advanced Production Electives fulfill the FMS major upper-level elective requirement.
  • Fulfill the remaining FMS major electives requirements (theory, social science, non-US film, upper-level). Get details.
  • Take an additional, non-production elective to complete the 10 courses required for the FMS major, OR complete a two-semester production-based Senior Honors Thesis in the senior year. Get details. Get details.


Production "Foundation" Course

FMS 30: Fundamentals of Film and Media Production


Intermediate Production Courses

Pre-requisite for all Intermediate production courses is FMS 30: Fundamentals of Film and Media Production or permission of the instructor.
 

FMS 31: Making the Short Film

FMS 32/DR 47: Screenwriting I

FMS 33: Screenwriting II

FMS 34/DR 152: Producing for Film

FMS 37: Documentary Film History and Practice

FMS 38: Practicum in Editing

FMS 94: Hearing Cinema-Film & Media Sound

FMS 94: Film and Media Production III: Independent Filmmaking

FMS 94/MUS 97: Indie Filmmaking-Postproduction


Advanced Production Courses

FMS 134/DR 178: Screenwriting III (Satisfies the FMS Upper-Level Elective Requirement)

FMS 136/DR 158: Directing for Film (Satisfies the FMS Upper-Level Elective Requirement)

FMS 138/EXP-0101: Advanced Filmmaking (Satisfies the FMS Upper-Level Elective Requirement)



Two-Semester Production Senior Honors Thesis (Optional)

Open only to students who have completed FMS30 and two other production courses. Students must first submit a proposal in their junior year. If the proposal is approved, students must take the FMS production-based Senior Honors Thesis I course in the fall of their senior year (FMS 198) and the Senior Honors Thesis course (FMS 199) in the spring. Get details.

FMS 198: Senior Honors Thesis I


FMS 199: Senior Honors Thesis II