2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 15, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Film (B.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

  • None

Degree Requirements

  • Students who change degree programs and select this major must adopt the most current catalog.
  • Students are required to earn a “C” (2.0) or better in each major course.
  • A maximum of 6 hours of internship credit can be used in this major.
  • Students must consult with an SVAD advisor each semester.
  • SVAD Residency Requirement consists of at least 36 semester hours of regularly scheduled 3000-4000 level courses taken from the School of Visual Arts and Design.
  • 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)


Communication Foundations (9 Credit Hours)


Cultural and Historical Foundations (9 Credit Hours)


Mathematical Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Math (3 Credit Hours)


1 May substitute a higher level math.

Statistics-Computers (3 Credit Hours)


Social Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Science Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Common Program Prerequisites (CPP) (6 Credit Hours)


See “Common Prerequisites ” in the Transfer and Transitions Services section for more information.

1 See Transfer Notes for possible substitutes

Core Requirements: Basic Level (18 Credit Hours)


Core Requirements: Advanced Level (6 Credit Hours)


Restricted Electives (33 Credit Hours)


A maximum of 6 hours Independent Study and/or internship credit may be used.

A list of approved restricted elective courses is found in the myKnight audit.

Cinema Studies (15 Credit Hours)


Select five courses from the following upper level FIL courses: 

Production (18 Credit Hours)


Select six courses from the following FIL courses:

Capstone Requirements


Electives


  • Select primarily from upper level courses within the School of Visual Arts and Design after meeting with a departmental advisor.

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


  • Must be taken outside the Film Department. Credits Hours: 18

Departmental Exit Requirements


  • A student must achieve at least a “C” (2.0) GPA 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


Acceptable Substitutes for Common Program Prerequisites


FIL 1007 may use any introductory film writing course. However, FIL 1007 is a prerequisite for all major courses and must be taken.

Additional Information


Honors In Major

Related Programs

Certificates

  • None

Related Minors

Advising Notes

  • None

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

Program Academic Learning Compacts

Equipment Fees

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

Plan of Study


  • A minor is required. This Plan of Study includes 18 credit hours for a minor. Please check the requirements for a desired minor as more coursework may be required.

Freshman Year - Fall (12 Credit Hours)


Freshman Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)


Freshman Year - Summer (7 Credit Hours)


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

Sophomore Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)


Sophomore Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)


Sophomore Year - Summer (7 Credit Hours)


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

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
  • Minor Credit Hours: 3

Junior Year - Spring (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
  • Minor 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
  • Minor Credit Hours: 3
  • Minor Credit Hours: 3

Senior Year - Spring (12 Credit Hours)


  • Upper Level FIL Production Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Upper Level FIL Cinema Studies Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Upper Level FIL Cinema Studies Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Minor Credit Hours: 3

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