Visual and Performing Arts, BA - Film Studies

Visual and Performing Arts, BA

Film Studies

Program Delivery

On Campus, Online, Hybrid

Total Credits

120 Credits

About the Program

   The BA in Film Studies gives students a robust background in film history, theory, and analysis, preparing students for graduate-level work in film and media studies or for filmmaking careers. Integrating interdisciplinary perspectives into the coursework, the department focuses on the study of the moving image as a multicultural and transnational artistic discipline.

Focus of Study

   Students in the BA program complete core work in film theory and practice, including analysis of national schools, directors, and genres, and can tailor their program to their own interests through electives. Students also complete interdisciplinary work from across the programs in Visual & Performing Arts to augment their studies.

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Visual and Performing Arts - Film Studies Option requires the following:

  • A minimum of 39 credit hours of FILM coursework and an additional 15 hours of VAPA coursework
  • At least 36 of those hours must be upper-division coursework (numbered 3000 or higher)
  • A grade of C or better in all courses applied to the major

Program Coursework

VAPA Core (9 credit hours)

  • Any VAPA 1000-level course (3 credit hours)
  • Any two VAPA 3000-level courses (6 credit hours)

Film Studies Core (12 credit hours)

  • FILM 1000 - Introduction to Film Studies
  • FILM 2000 - Narrative Film
  • FILM 4500 - Film Theory
  • FILM 4980 - Film Capstone: Film Studies Practice

Film Studies Practical Requirement (3 credit hours)

  • Complete one of the following courses: FILM 4030, 9400, 9499 or VA 3200

Film Studies National Cinema Requirement (6 credit hours)

  • Complete six hours from the following list: FILM 3400, 3450, 3500, 3550, 3690, 3850, 4000, 4110

Film Studies Director/Thematic Genre Requirement (3 credit hours)

  • Complete one of the following courses: FILM 2800, 3330, 3350, 3510, 3520, 3530, 3540, 3700, 3750, 3760, 3900, 3950, 3990, 4250, 4251, 4252, 4253, 4254

Upper-division FILM Electives (15 credit hours)

  • Complete an additional 15 hours of upper-division (3000+ level) FILM course work

Cross-disciplinary Electives (6 credit hours)

  • Complete 6 hours of 2000-level or higher coursework from other VAPA areas (DNCE, HAVC, MSGP, MUS, THTR, VA)

Admission Details

To learn more about admission requirements and the application process, please visit the UCCS Admissions page.

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