Doctor of Philosophy Degree Curriculum Requirements
Core Requirements (18 hours)
Elective Requirements (9 hours)
9 hours of electives are required. Elective courses focus on the academic study of history, international cinema, popular culture, and film criticism. These courses are selected with a graduate advisor to reflect the student’s special interest. The advisor may increase the number of hours, depending on the student’s academic needs.
Production Requirements (3 hours)
3 hours of production courses are required. Production courses give students an understanding of the production process in making film, video, or animation pieces. On graduation, doctoral students can perform as competent artisans in addition to research scholars. Production courses are selected with a graduate advisor to reflect the student’s specific interest. The advisor may increase the number of hours, depending on the student’s academic needs.
Secondary Field Requirements (9 hours)
Research Skills and Responsible Scholarship (6 hours)
|FMS 902 Film Seminar in: _____ (with the topic of "Research Methods and Applications of New Media" or "Visual Methods")||3|
|An additional RSRS course outside of the department, approved by the Director of Graduate Study, preferably from the student's secondary field||3|
Two publishable papers are due at the time of the examination. The examination includes on-site written responses to questions in history, theory, and area of specialization, followed by an oral examination.
Students who have completed the comprehensive exam are required to enroll in accordance with the post-comprehensive enrollment policy. The finished dissertation must constitute a palpable contribution to knowledge in the candidate’s chosen field. After its completion, an oral defense must be held no less than 4 weeks before the graduation deadline. The exam committee must meet Doctoral Student Oral Exam Committee composition requirements.
|FMS 800||Introduction to Graduate Study in Film/Media||3|
|FMS 801||Professional Development Seminar (repeated for 6 credits)||6|
|FMS 862||Survey of Film and Media History||3|
|FMS 865||Contemporary Film and Media Theory||3|
|FMS 902||Film Seminar in: _____ (Special Topics)||3|
|Electives: Select 9 hours of FMS electives in consultation with advisor.||9|
|Secondary field: Select 9 hours in consultation with advisor||9|
|FMS 675:||Problems in Basic Video Production|
|FMS 702:||Graduate Seminar in:|
|FMS 773:||Problems in Intermediate Screenwriting|
|FMS 895:||Intensive Film Project Seminar|
|FMS 897:||Practicum in Film|