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.
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:
Curious about internships and job placement after you graduate? Visit our Office of Career Services.
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 & 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|
Students must also complete the courses for one of the tracks listed below.
|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|
|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.
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:
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:
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.
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.