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UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014


Peck School of the Arts


Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres


  • Courses: Film

    The Department of Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres in the Peck School of the Arts offers an integrated program of study leading to a BFA in Film.

    NOTE: Students in Film/Video/Animation/New Genres are required to have a laptop computer and video editing software.

    FILM BFA DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

    Film/Video/Animation/New Genres

    The Film/Video/Animation/New Genres program leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Film requires 120 credits distributed as follows:

1. University Core Curriculum (includes Arts Distribution Requirement), 45 credits.

2. Department Foundation Curriculum: Film 114, 116, 117, 201, 202, 210; 18 credits.

3. Pre-Portfolio Studios (choose two): Film 220, 222, 232, 255; 6 credits.

4. Film/Video/Animation/New Genres Electives*, including Film 380, 420, and 460; 15 credits.

5. Contextual Electives, including Film 316, 319, 434; 6 credits.

6. Complementary Electives, 12 credits.

7. Senior Project: Film 509, 510; 9 credits.

8. General Electives chosen from any departments outside of Film; 9 credits.

Course of Study. The Film/Video/Animation/New Genres degree program is an integrated course of study in which students create individual projects in film, video, or other media every semester. This is accomplished through a required sequence of six Department Foundation courses and two Pre-Portfolio Studios, followed by a series of required and elective courses in the 66-credit major.

*Admission to the Major. Students are admitted to the Film/Video/Animation/New Genres major as a result of a portfolio review that occurs upon completion of the UWM English and Math requirements, 18 credits of work in the Department Foundation Curriculum– (Film 114, 116, 117, 201, 202, and 210), 6 credits of the Pre-Portfolio Studios (Film 220, 222, 232, 255) and  the Film/Video/Animation/New Genres portfolio review.

The following outline will serve as a guide in planning for studies in Film/Video/Animation/New Genres. Students are encouraged to consult regularly with their school and departmental advisors as well. All course waivers or changes in the requirements of the major must have the written approval of the department chair.

Film/Video/Animation/New Genres Recommended Curriculum**

Freshman Year (Fall)

Cr.

(English & Math Requirement)

 
Film 114 Film & Experience: The Filmmaker and the Viewer 3
Film 116 Experimentation with Media 3

Film 117

Filmmaking Technologies and Techniques

3

University GER/PSOA Core1, 2

6

Subtotal

 

15

Freshman Year (Spring)

Cr.

Film 201

Introduction to Experimental Media Arts

3

Film 210 Concepts of Production in the Media Arts 3
Film 220, 222, 232 or 255 Pre-Portfolio Studio

3

University GER/PSOA Core1, 2

6

Subtotal

 

15

Total Freshman Year

30

Sophomore Year (Fall)

Cr.

Film 202 Current Topics in Media Arts Production 3
Film 220, 222, 232 or 255 Pre-Portfolio Studio

3

Complementary Elective

3

University GER/PSOA Core1, 2

6

Subtotal

 

15

Portfolio review - Two projects made in Pre-Portfolio Studio classes (220, 222, 232, 255) and a copy of current academic transcript submitted to departmental faculty for review at beginning of final examination period of either fall or spring semester.

Sophomore Year (Spring)

Cr.

Film 380

Film/Video/New Genres Elective

6

Contextual Studies Elective

3

University GER/PSOA Core1, 2

6

Subtotal

15

Total Sophomore Year 30

Junior Year (Fall)

Cr.

Film 420

Intermediate Media Arts Module: (Subtitled) – Intermediate Film/Video/Animation/New Genres Elective

6

Contextual Elective 3
University GER/PSOA Core 1, 2 6
Subtotal 15

Junior Year (Spring)

Cr.

Film 460

Advanced Media Arts Module:  (Subtitled) –Advanced Film/Video/Animation/New Genres Elective

3

Complementary Elective 3
General Elective 3
University GER/PSOA Core 1, 2 6
Subtotal 15

Total Junior Year

30

Senior Year (Fall)

Cr.

Film 509

Senior Project I

3

Complementary Elective 3
General Elective 3

University GER/PSOA Core 1, 2

6

Subtotal

15

Senior Year (Spring)

Cr.

Film 510

Senior Project II

6

Complementary Elective 3
General Elective 3
University GER/PSOA Core 1, 2

3

Subtotal

15

Total Senior Year 30

Total Credits Required for Graduation with BFA

120

1Arts Distribution Requirement. Twelve credits are required in Peck School of the Arts courses outside of the Film Department. Three credits must be taken in three different Arts disciplines: Dance, Music, Theatre or Visual Art. The remaining three credits may be taken in any one of the four disciplines outside of Film.

2Consult your academic advisor in the Peck School of the Arts Student Services Office for electives in the PSOA Core Curriculum and General Education Requirement courses.

**When pre-portfolio sections other than Film 114, 116 or 117 are over-enrolled, admission is by grade-point average in previous department courses.

 

Film/Video/Animation/New Genres Electives

Film 341 Theory/Practice Seminar: (Subtitled) 3-4

Film 380

Media Arts Module: (Subtitled)

3

Film 389

Media Arts Workshop: (Subtitled)

3

Film 399 Advanced Independent Study 3-6

Film 420

Intermediate Media Arts Module: (Subtitled)

3

Film 450 Advanced Internship/Professional Practice 1-6
Film 455 Integrated Film/Video Exploration 6

Film 460

Advanced Media Arts Module: (Subtitled)

3

Film 470 Advanced Media Arts Workshop: (Subtitled) 1-6
Film 497 Study Abroad: (Subtitled) 1-12

Contextual Electives

Film 316 Filmmaker as Theorist/ Practitioner: (Subtitled) 3
Film 318 Film and the Visual and Performing Arts: (Subtitled) 3
Film 319 Film Genres: (Subtitled) 3
Film 320 Structures of Film 3
Film 341 Theory/Practice Seminar 3-4
Film 399 Advanced Independent Study 1-6
Film 434 Film Aesthetics: (Subtitled) 3
Film 450 Advanced Internship/Professional Practice 1-6

Complementary Electives

Film 150

Multicultural America

3

Film 203 Media Workshop: (Subtitled) 1-3
Film 220 Basic Elements of Filmmaking 3

Film 222

Basic Elements of Video

3

Film 232

Animation I

3

Film 234 Introduction to the Screenplay 3-4

Film 250

Internship/Professional Practice

3

Film 251 Theory/Practice Workshop: (Subtitled) 3-4

Film 255

Introduction to Digital Arts

3

Film 297 Study Abroad 1-12
Film 299 Independent Study 1-6

Film 301

Conversations with Filmmakers and Critics: (Subtitled)

3

Film 302

Video in the Classroom

3

Film 316 Filmmaker as Theorist/ Practitioner: (Subtitled)

3

Film 318 Film and the Visual and Performing Arts: (Subtitled) 3
Film 319 Film Genres: (Subtitled) 3
Film 320 Structures of Film 3
Film 341 Theory/Practice Seminar: (Subtitled) 3

Film 380

Media Arts Module: (Subtitled)

3

Film 389

Media Arts Workshop: (Subtitled)

3

Film 399 Advanced Independent Study 1-6

Film 420

Intermediate Media Arts Module: (Subtitled)

3

Film 434 Film Aesthetics: (Subtitled) 3
Film 450 Advanced Internship/Professional Practice 1-6
Film 455 Integrated Film/Video Exploration 6

Film 460

Advanced Media Arts Module: (Subtitled)

3

Film 470 Advanced Media Arts Workshop: (Subtitled) 1-6
Film 497 Study Abroad: (Subtitled) 1-12
Music 327 Analog and Digital Synthesis I 3
Music 328 Digital Synthesis and Systems II 3
Music 420 Advanced Computing and Music 3
ArtHist 358 Modern Painting I: 1850-1900 3
ArtHist 364 Modern Painting II: 1900 to Present 3
ArtHist 365 History of Photography 3
ArtHist 366 German Painting 1800-1933 3
ArtHist 463 Cubism and Its Inheritance 3

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