FMA Degree Requirements

What does it take to get a degree in Film and Media Arts at LSU? Click the following links to see the requirements for each of our degrees and minors.

 

Undergraduate Degree in Film & Media Arts

Undergraduate Minor in Film & Media Arts

Graduate Minor in Film & Media Arts

 

For further information, please visit the webpage of the General Catalog or contact the FMA/SCRN director at FMA/SCRN@lsu.edu.

 

Undergraduate Degree in Film & Media Arts

 In addition to the 9 hours of required core courses, 24 hours of electives must be completed, with at least two courses (6 hours) required from each of two subject areas: History and Theory/Practice. Only 12 hours of courses numbered below the 3000-level will count toward the degree.

Required Courses:

  • FMA/SCRN 2001: Introduction to Film and Media Arts
  • FMA/SCRN 3001: Special Topics in Film and Media Arts
  • FMA/SCRN 4001: Advanced Topics in Film and Media Arts

History Electives (Choose at least two):

  • CHIN 2070: Chinese Cinema
  • CLST 2070: Ancient World in the Cinema
  • CMST 3012: History of Film
  • CMST 3013: Topics in Film Genres
  • ENGL 2231: Reading Film
  • ENGL 3133: Introduction to Non-Fiction Film and Video
  • ENGL 4231: Studies in Literature and Film
  • FMA/SCRN 3502: Special Topics in Italian Cinema
  • FMA/SCRN 3503: Special Topics in Asian Cinema
  • FMA/SCRN 3504: Special Topics in Latin American Cinema
  • FREN 4031: The French Film
  • GERM: 4046: German Film
  • HIST 4077: American Popular Culture
  • ITAL 3502: Special Topics in Italian Cinema
  • SPAN 4201: Cinema in Spanish

Theory/Practice Electives (Choose at least two):

  • FMA/SCRN 3001: Special Topics in Film and Media Arts
  • FMA/SCRN 3010: Art of Cinematography
  • FMA/SCRN 3011: Art of Editing
  • FMA/SCRN 3505: Horror Film
  • FMA/SCRN 4001: Advanced Topics in Film and Media Arts
  • ARTH 4480: Video Art and Theory
  • CMST 2012: Introduction to Film
  • CMST 3107: Rhetoric of the Contemporary Media
  • CMST 4107: Communication as Culture
  • CMST 4312: Topics in Critical Media Theory and Practice
  • ENGL 2009: Introduction to Writing Screen Plays
  • ENGL 4009: Advanced Screenwriting Workshop
  • ENGL 4133: Studies in Non-Fiction Film and Video
  • MC 2700: Production and Performance
  • PHIL 3002: Philosophy and Film
  • PHIL 4002: Philosophy of Film

                                                    

Undergraduate Minor in Film & Media Arts:

To graduate with a minor in FMA/SCRN, students must complete FMA/SCRN 2001 and an additional 15 hours of electives. At least nine hours must be at the 3000 level or above, and no more than nine hours may be taken in any single depart­ment.

Required Courses:

  • FMA/SCRN 2001: Introduction to Film and Media Arts

Electives:

  • FMA/SCRN 3001: Special Topics in Film and Media Arts
  • FMA/SCRN 3010: Art of Cinematography
  • FMA/SCRN 3011: Art of Editing
  • FMA/SCRN 3502: Special Topics in Italian Cinema
  • FMA/SCRN 3503: Special Topics in Asian Cinema
  • FMA/SCRN 3504: Latin American Cinema
  • FMA/SCRN 3505: Horror Film
  • FMA/SCRN 4001: Advanced Topics in Film and Media Arts
  • ARTH 4480: Video Art and Theory
  • CHIN 2070: Chinese Cinema
  • CLST 2070: Ancient World in the Cinema
  • CMST 2012: Introduction to Film
  • CMST 3012: History of Film
  • CMST 3107: Rhetoric of the Contemporary Media
  • CMST 4107: Communication as Culture
  • CMST 4312: Topics in Critical Media Theory and Practice
  • ENGL 2009: Introduction to Writing Screen Plays
  • ENGL 2231: Reading Film
  • ENGL 3133: Introduction to Non-Fiction Film and Video
  • ENGL 4009: Advanced Screenwriting Workshop
  • ENGL 4133: Studies in Non-Fiction Film and Video
  • ENGL 4231: Studies in Literature and Film
  • FREN 4031: The French Film
  • GERM: 4046: German Film
  • HIST 4077: American Popular Culture
  • ITAL 3502: Special Topics in Italian Cinema
  • MC 2700: Production and Performance
  • PHIL 3002: Philosophy and Film
  • PHIL 4002: Philosophy of Film
  • SPAN 4201: Cinema in Spanish

 

Graduate Minor in Film & Media Arts:

Students interested in the graduate minor in FMA/SCRN should meet with the Program Director to design a Program of Study and fill out an FMA/SCRN Program of Study form, to be kept on file with the Program Director. Courses must be clearly delineated as to which hours count as major coursework and which as minor coursework.

Graduate students minoring in FMA/SCRN must complete 12 semester hours of course work including 6 hours of required courses and 6 hours of approved electives

Please note: to declare the FMA/SCRN Graduate Minor, please see Ms. Cindy Morey of the Graduate School in D. Boyd Hall.

Required Courses:

  • FMA/SCRN 7001: Graduate Seminar in Film and Media Arts
  • FMA/SCRN 7900: Research Projects in Film and Media Arts

Approved Electives: 

  • CMST 7944: Performance & Media
  • CMST 7969: Visual Culture
  • CPLT 7140: Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies: Film and Video Studies
  • ENGL 7009: Screenwriting Workshop
  • ENGL 7109: Forms of Film Writing
  • ENGL 7783: Topics in Film and Video Studies