Communicate your Story to the World
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
We all have stories to tell—learn how to inspire, to teach, and to communicate these stories via film and moving images. By the end of your second year in the program, you can select from the Cinematography/Editing track or the Producing/Writing track and begin taking courses in your specialized field, culminating in a senior project that integrates your aesthetic vision with your technical training. Your coursework will be enhanced by internship experiences that allow you to work with professionals in the field.
Graduates of the Film and Moving Images program will:
- Create films and other moving image projects, using current crafts and emerging technologies and grounded in a strong sense of personal style.
- Write film and moving image proposals and screenplays.
- Think and write critically about film and moving image history, aesthetics, global perspectives and production techniques.
- Navigate the business of film and moving image production and distribution.
Stevenson Stories: Film and Moving Image
A Passion for “Action!”
Film & Moving Image (Producing & Screenwriting Track)
A graduate of the film & moving image program with a focus in producing and screenwriting, Will Johnston ‘20 is always making moves for his next project.
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Career Paths for Film and Moving Image Majors
There are hundreds of different jobs in the film industry, each one requiring a unique combination of specialist skills. Graduating with a degree in Film & Moving Image can land you a career in development, production, post production, distribution, or exhibition. Careers can include:
- Film/Video Editor
- Location Manager
- Motion Graphics Associate
- Sound Designer
You can find our Film and Moving Image alumni working for:
- A&E Television Networks
- The Baltimore Orioles
- Discovery Communications
- The Food and Drug Administration
- Maryland Public Television
- Sinclair Broadcast Group
- T. Rowe Price
- The Walt Disney Company
Curious about internships and job placement after you graduate? Visit our Career Connection Center.
The courses listed below are required for completion of the bachelor’s degree in film and moving image. Students must also complete the requirements for the Stevenson Educational Experience (SEE).
Specific pre- and co-requisites for each course are listed in the course descriptions.
|FYS 100||First Year Seminar||1 credit|
|FMI 101||Cinema I: Storytelling||3 credits|
|FMI 102||Cinema II: Continuity||3 credits|
|FMI 201||Cinematography I: Black & White||3 credits|
|FMI 202||Cinematography II: Color||3 credits|
|FMI 204||Broadcast Production||3 credits|
|FMI 211||Basic Screenwriting||3 credits|
|FMI 221||Art and Craft of Editing I||3 credits|
|FMI 222||Art and Craft of Editing II||3 credits|
|FMI 231||Film and Moving Image History||3 credits|
|FMI 290||Internship Preparation||1 credit|
|FMI 301||Documentary/Promo Production||3 credits|
|FMI 302||Narrative Production||3 credits|
|FMI 304||Directing the Actor||3 credits|
|FMI 331||Special Topics in Moving-Image Media||3 credits|
|FMI 334||Film Aesthetics||3 credits|
|FMI 341||Sound Design||3 credits|
|FMI 390||Internship||3 credits|
|FMI 401||Senior Project: Pre-Production||3 credits|
|FMI 402||Senior Project: Production||3 credits|
|GDES 125||Fundamentals of Digital Media||3 credits|
Students must also complete the courses for one of the tracks listed below.
Cinematography/Editing Track – 15 credits
|ANIM 330||Typography in Motion||3 credits|
|ANIM 331||Intermediate Motion Graphics||3 credits|
|FMI 303||Lighting for the Camera||3 credits|
|FMI 306||Experimental Cinema||3 credits|
|GDES 230||Typography I||3 credits|
Producing/Writing Track – 15 credits
The minor in film and moving image requires successful completion of a minimum of six courses and 18 credits with a FMI prefix. SOD 395 can count as one of the courses for the minor. All course prerequisites must be met to be eligible to take the selected course for a minor. Please see an academic advisor for more information. General guidelines regarding minors may be found in the Minors section of the catalog.
Visual Arts and Design Portfolios
Students planning to major in Fashion Design, Film & Moving Image, and Graphic Design are allowed to submit a portfolio of work to enhance their application and to be considered for talent-based scholarships.
Visual Arts Scholarship
Stevenson’s School of Design offers portfolio-based Visual Arts Scholarships to incoming freshman and transfer students who plan to major in Fashion Design, Film & Moving Image, or Graphic Design.
Film and Moving Image News
In case you missed it, we had a wonderful 72-Hour Film Festival in the FA22 Semester, as we always do. It ran November 11-14 and we screened the completed films on November 18.
Every semester, starting with the 2020-2021 academic year, FMI Chair Christopher Llewellyn Reed has produced three review shows a semester, with two student (and one time, an alum) guest reviewers joining him. This past fall,.
If you're just joining us in the Spring 2023 semester, then welcome to Stevenson! If not, then welcome back.
Launch, run, and build your own creative business.
Students majoring in Film and Moving Image can prepare to launch their own innovative enterprise with a professional minor in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development.