2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Nov 20, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Film (B.F.A.)


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College of Arts and Humanities
School of Visual Arts and Design,
Nicholson School of Communication, Room: 121

http://svad.cah.ucf.edu/
Email: svadadvising@ucf.edu

Phone: 407-823-2676

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 Area Coordinator.
  • All students in this program must satisfactorily complete the mandatory Portfolio Review before enrolling in upper level FIL BFA courses. Contact the School of Visual Arts and Design for details, or visit the website, http://www.svad.cah.ucf.edu.
  • 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 an SVAD advisor each semester.
  • SVAD Residency Requirement consists of at least 42 semester hours of regularly scheduled 3000-4000 level courses taken from the SVAD 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)


1 See transfer notes for possible substitutions.

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 Judaic Studies. 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 all major requirements.

University Minimum Exit Requirements


  • A 2.0 UCF GPA
  • 60 semester hours earned after CLEP awarded
  • 48 semester hours of upper division credit completed
  • 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 all major courses and must be taken

Plan of Study


Freshman Year - Fall (12 Credit Hours)


Freshman Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)


Freshman Year - Summer (7 Credit Hours)


  • GEP Credit Hours: 3
  • Foreign Language Elementary Level I Credit Hours: 4

Sophomore Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)


  • FIL 2424 - Intro to Film Production Credit Hours: 3
  • FIL 2552 - Editing I Credit Hours: 3
  • GEP Credit Hours: 3
  • GEP Credit Hours: 3
  • GEP Credit Hours: 3

Sophomore Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)


Sophomore Year - Summer (7 Credit Hours)


  • GEP Credit Hours: 3
  • Foreign Language Elementary Level II Credit Hours: 4

Junior Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)


  • Core Advanced Level Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Upper Level FIL Cinema Studies Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Upper Level FIL Production Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Upper Level FIL Production Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Upper Level FIL Studio Elective Credit Hours: 3

Junior Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)


  • Core Advanced Level Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Upper Level FIL Production Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Upper Level FIL Production Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Upper Level FIL Production Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Upper Level FIL Studio Elective Credit Hours: 3

Senior Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)


  • FIL 4434C - Capstone I - The Professional Practice Credit Hours: 3
  • Upper Level FIL Cinema Studies Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Upper Level FIL Production Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Upper Level FIL Studio Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Non-Major Upper Level Elective Credit Hours: 3

Senior Year - Spring (12 Credit Hours)


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