The Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Sciences in Film is designed to offer students the opportunity to major in a diverse film curriculum that unites professional training in all aspects of film production with a deep understanding of film theory and scholarship. We ask students to engage with material that presents a wide range of academic and artistic challenges through critical thinking and hands-on practice. As such, the School of Film understands itself to work within the scholarly and pedagogical traditions of a liberal arts education, and faculty are committed to providing a strong emphasis on written, oral, and visual expression; critical thinking; and diverse and international perspectives.
In addition to meeting the general University degree requirements, the major in film will plan a program with a faculty adviser that meets the following minimum requirements:
Core (32 credits)
Critical and Theoretical Practices (16 credits)
Choice of 16 credits from the following:
Advanced Studies and Professional Development (12 credits)
Choice of 12 credits from the following:
International Cinemas (8 credits)
|FILM 487||Topics in International Film and the Moving Image||
Additional International Cinema electives that are offered within the university are listed on the program website and available from Pathway and School of Film advisors.
Film Curriculum Electives (12 credits)
Any FILM prefix course except FILM 331U Understanding Movies and FILM 130 Introduction to Digital Filmmaking for Non-Film Majors
Additional electives that are offered within the university are listed on the program website and available from Pathway and School of Film advisors.
Total Credit Hours: 80
Courses taken under the differentiated grading option (pass/no pass) will not be accepted toward fulfilling major requirements. Except for FILM 131 and FILM 132, all courses used to satisfy the major requirements must be graded C or above. Majors must be graded at a C+ or above in both FILM 131 and FILM 132. Majors may take FILM 131 and FILM 132 each twice to earn a minimum C+ grade in both to advance to 200-level and upper-division courses.
At least 16 credits of upper-division major courses must be taken in residence at Portland State University.