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Master the art and technology of film and video production

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.

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Students took part in the third annual Stevie U 72, a 72-hour film festival in which students, working in teams, have three days to write, shoot and edit movies.
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Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

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:

  • Program Researcher
  • Film Video Editor
  • Location Manager
  • Runner
  • Motion Graphics Associate
  • Producer

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
  • UnderArmour
  • The Walt Disney Company

Curious about internships and job placement after you graduate? Visit our Office of Career Services.

Courses

Courses

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.

Major Requirements

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 & Craft of Editing I 3 credits
FMI 222 Art & 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 390 Internship 3 credits
FMI 401 Senior Project: Pre-Production 3 credits
FMI 402 Senior Project: Production 3 credits
FMI 441 Sound Design  3 credits
GDES 125 Fundamentals of Digital Media 3 credits

Tracks

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)

FMI 311 Advanced Screenwriting  3 credits
FMI 313 Script Analysis  3 credits
FMI 352 Grant Writing 3 credits
FMI 355 The Business of Filmmaking 3 credits
FMI 451 Film Distribution and Intellectual Property 3 credits

Explore our academic catalog for a full listing of courses, course descriptions, suggested course sequences, and more.

Catalog

Tracks and Minors

Tracks and Minors

Tracks

Cinematography/Editing Track

The Cinematography/Editing Track provides additional focused study in the art, craft, technologies and changing practices of moving-image capturing and editing. Students learn the skills necessary to enter into careers as professional cinematographers and/or editors.

Upon completion of the Film & Moving Image Cinematography/Editing Track, graduates will be able to:

  • Operate professional cameras with proficiency.
  • Demonstrate the ability to capture moving images in studio and field environments using both ambient and artificial light.
  • Produce professional-quality moving-image content using current editing and motion-graphics software.
  • Employ industry-standard moving-image terminology when presenting, discussing and critiquing their work.
  • Work independently and/or as part of a crew to achieve clearly articulated artistic outcomes.
  • Produce industry-standard deliverables using current and emerging production and post-production processes

Producing/Writing Track

The Producing/Writing Track provides additional focused study in the art, craft, technologies and changing practices of moving-image production and writing. Students learn the skills necessary to enter into careers as professional producers and/or writers.

Upon completion of the Film & Moving Image Producing/Writing Track, graduates will be able to:

  • Write film and television scripts according to industry-standard formats.
  • Analyze and organize the story and financial needs of scripts using professional terminology.
  • Evaluate and critique moving-image storytelling, in a variety of genres, considering professional requirements
  • Work independently and/or as part of a crew to create efficiently-run productions, achieving clearly articulated artistic and distribution outcomes.
  • Develop effective fundraising and marketing strategies for film and moving-image projects, applying appropriate legal and financial frameworks.

Minor

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.

Minors at Stevenson

Visual Arts and Design Portfolios

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.

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Professional Minor
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.
Professional Minors
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