2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 22, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Film (B.F.A.)


College of Arts and Humanities
Nicholson School of Communication and Media, Room: 238

https://communication.ucf.edu/
Email: nassc@ucf.edu

Phone: 407-823-2681

Admission Requirements

  • The Film BFA major is a limited access program.
  • Entrance into most Studio electives is restricted to majors. Exceptions must be approved by the Film Program Coordinator.
  • All students in this program must satisfactorily complete the mandatory Portfolio Review before enrolling in upper level FIL BFA courses. Contact the Nicholson School of Communication and Media, or visit https://communication.ucf.edu/degree/film-bfa/.
  • Students unable to satisfactorily complete Portfolio Review may continue in the Film B.A.

Degree Requirements

  • Students who change degree programs and select this major must adopt the most current catalog.
  • BFA students are required to achieve a “B” (3.0) or better in the major.
  • A maximum of six credit hours of internship may be earned in one semester. A total of six credit hours of internship may be earned within the 120 credit hours required for graduation.
  • Students must consult with a Nicholson School of Communication and Media (NSCM) advisor each semester.
  • Departmental Residency Requirement consists of at least 42 semester hours of regularly scheduled 3000-4000 level courses taken from the UCF Nicholson School of Communication and Media Film Program.
  • Courses designated in 1 (General Education Program) and 2 (Common Program Prerequisites) are usually completed in the first 60 hours.

General Education Program (GEP) (36 Credit Hours)


See Transfer Notes for possible substitutions.

Communication Foundations (9 Credit Hours)


Cultural and Historical Foundations (9 Credit Hours)


Mathematical Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Math (3 Credit Hours)


Statistics-Computers (3 Credit Hours)


Social Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Science Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Common Program Prerequisites (CPP) (6 Credit Hours)


Core Requirements: Basic Level (18 Credit Hours)


Core Requirements: Advanced Level (6 Credit Hours)


Restricted Electives (42 Credit Hours)


  • A maximum of 6 hours of Independent Study and/or internship may be substituted with advisor’s prior approval.
  • A list of approved restricted elective courses is found in the myKnight audit

Cinema Studies (12 Credit Hours)


Production (18 Credit Hours)


  • Select six courses from the following FIL courses:

Studio (12 Credit Hours)


Studio electives are repeatable

Capstone Requirements (6 Credit Hours)


Electives


  • Select primarily from upper level courses, with departmental advisor’s approval. May be outside of the department.

Foreign Language Requirements


Admissions

  • Met by graduation requirement

Graduation

  • Proficiency equivalent to one year of college instruction in a foreign language taught by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures or the Department of History (Hebrew). Standardized examinations for foreign languages may be used to meet the requirement.

Additional Requirements


  • Signature Experience requirement is met by successful completion of the following course(s):

Required Minors


  • None

Departmental Exit Requirements


  • A student must achieve at least a “B” (3.0) or better in the major.

University Minimum Exit Requirements


  • A 2.0 UCF GPA
  • 48 semester hours of upper division credit completed
  • 60 semester hours earned after CLEP awarded
  • 30 of the last 39 hours of course work must be completed in residency at UCF.
  • A maximum of 45 hours of extension, correspondence, CLEP, Credit by Exam, and Armed Forces credits permitted.
  • Complete the General Education Program, the Gordon Rule, and nine hours of Summer credit.

Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 120


Additional Information


Honors In Major

Related Programs

Certificates

  • None

Related Minors

Advising Notes

  • None

Program Academic Learning Compacts

Equipment Fees

  • Part-Time Student: $45 per term
  • Full-Time Student: $90 per term

Transfer Notes

Lower division courses do not substitute for upper division courses.
Courses transferred from private and out-of-state schools must be evaluated for equivalency credit. The student must provide all supporting information.

Acceptable Substitutes for Transfer Courses


  • FIL 1007 - Foundations of Story Credit Hours: 3
  • May use any introductory film writing course. However, FIL 1007 is a prerequisite for other major courses and must be taken

Plan of Study


Freshman Year - Fall (16 Credit Hours)


Freshman Year - Spring (16 Credit Hours)


Sophomore Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)


Sophomore Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)


Junior Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)


  • FIL 3803C - Film Theory and Criticism I Credit Hours: 3
  • Cinema Studies Restricted Elective I Credit Hours: 3
  • Production Restricted Elective I Credit Hours: 3
  • Production Restricted Elective II Credit Hours: 3
  • Studio Restricted Elective I Credit Hours: 3

Junior Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)


  • FIL 3401 - Research Methods for Filmmakers Credit Hours: 3
  • Production Restricted Elective II Credit Hours: 3
  • Production Restricted Elective II Credit Hours: 3
  • Production Restricted Elective II Credit Hours: 3
  • Studio Restricted Elective I Credit Hours: 3

Senior Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)


Senior Year - Spring (13 Credit Hours)


  • FIL 4573C - Capstone II - Exhibition and Seminar Credit Hours: 3
  • Studio Restricted Elective II Credit Hours: 3
  • Cinema Studies Restricted Elective II Credit Hours: 3
  • Cinema Studies Restricted Elective II Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective Credit Hours: 1