Core Major Requirements

All four film concentrations share 27 credits of FILM requirements, which means that students can commit to one of the four concentrations as late as their junior year. In the last of the required courses, FILM 4312, each student will work in the area of their concentration.

 

Post-Production Concentration

The Production Concentration in film, TV and original content) gives students a full overview of all the aspects of creating a moving image story as a movie, video, internet content, or TV episode. Students begin shooting with HD cameras their first year while taking both film history and film appreciation courses. The course of study continues with screenwriting, advance production, and post-production courses but then allows students to further expore their particular interests with a wide range of major electives. Internships and independent studies are also available.

Cognate requirements for the concentration

Cognate electives for the concentration

  • Any COMM Course (3 credits)
  • Any ART Course (3 credits)
  • Any THEA Course (3 credits)

Directing Concentration

Students in the film directing concentration focus on all the various aspects that a director must consider and incorporate into their storytelling process. Besides learning how to break down and visually approach a film project, directing students study how to work with and direct actors, the pre-production process, the importance of telling a story visually, and recognizing how their work may fit into the larger picture of culture and society.

Directing students work their entire senior year on making their senior thesis films, which receive an exciting and widely attended public screening at a local movie theater!

Requirements for the concentration (9 credits)

Electives in the Major for the concentration (6-9 credits)

Note: Three credits in an internship may be used to fulfill elective credits.

Required Cognate Courses for the concentration

Elective Cognate Courses for the concentration (6-12 credits)

Editing Concentration

The Editing Concentration is a rigorous course of study for students who have a special interest in the art and science of editing the moving image. Whether working in Avid, Premiere, Final Cut or any other non-linear editing system, the concepts, concerns, and artistic approaches to achieving the final edit remains the same. The Core Major Requirements are the same as the standard Film Major, thus students may elect this concentration as late as their junior year. The Editing Concentration requirements, which are a mix of cross-discipline courses, educate students in the craft and practice of post-production, enabling them to work as editors on senior student film projects to build a reel and help start them on a future career working professionally in the post-production industry.

Requirements for the concentration (9 credits)

Additional Film Electives for the concentration (9 credits)

Cognate Requirements for the concentration (10 – 13 credits)

Suggested Cultural Cognate

Cinematography Concentration

The Cinematography Concentration at FDU is unique and one of the only ones offered in undergraduate programs. Our alumni work in the industry and have made our program highly regarded and recognized in the profession.

The Cinematography Concentration is a rigorous course of study for students who have a special interest in the art and science of photographing the moving image. Whether the capture medium is film, video or a new digital process, the concepts, concerns, and artistic approaches to achieving the right visual imagery are the same. The Core Major Requirements are the same as the standard Film Major, thus students may elect this concentration as late as their junior year. The Cinematography Concentration requirements, which are a mix of cross discipline courses, educate students in the craft and practice of cinematography, enabling them to work as the Director of Photography on senior thesis film projects to build a camera reel and help start them on a future career working professionally in the camera and lighting industry.

Requirements for the concentration (9 credits )

Additional Film Electives for the concentration (9 credits)

Cognates for the concentration (13 -16 credits)