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Film & Media Studies Graduate Program

Master of Arts Degree Curriculum Requirements

A total of 33 hours is required.  All courses should be selected in consultation with the advisor.

Core Courses (15)  
FMS 800 Introduction to Graduate Study in Film/Media (taken the first semester) 3
Studies:  
FMS 864 Classical Film and Media Theory 3
FMS 865 Contemporary Film and Media Theory 3
Production. Select two of the following: 6
Problems in Basic Screenwriting  
Problems in Basic Video Production  
Problems in Basic Film Production  
Area of Concentration (12)  
Select 12 hours of courses from one of the following 4 categories: 12

A. History and Theory

FMS 841 Asian Film 3
FMS 842 Latin American Film 3
FMS 862 Survey of Film and Media History 3
FMS 863 Survey of Documentary and Experimental Film and Media 3
FMS 902 Film Seminar in: _____ (an appropriate seminar) 3
1 elective in film history or theory 3

B. International Film and Media

FMS 841 Asian Film 3
FMS 842 Latin American Film 3
FMS 862 Survey of Film and Media History 3
1 elective chosen with the graduate advisor from the film and culture sequences offered, for example, by French and Italian or African and African-American studies, or an appropriate FMS 902 Film Seminar in: _____ (3) 3

C. Practical Criticism

FMS 621 American Film Criticism 3
FMS 880 Development of American Popular Culture in the: _____ (1 elective from the sequence in American Popular Culture) 3
Select one elective of the following: 3
Asian Film  
Latin American Film  
Survey of Film and Media History  
Survey of Documentary and Experimental Film and Media  
Film Seminar in: _____ (an appropriate seminar)  

D. Theory and Practice of Production

Select two electives of the following: 6
Problems in Basic Video Production  
Problems in Basic Film Production  
Problems in Intermediate Screenwriting  
Select two electives of the following: 6
Asian Film  
Latin American Film  
Survey of Film and Media History  
Survey of Documentary and Experimental Film and Media  

Master's Thesis

FMS 899 Master's Thesis 6

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