Communication Arts Comprehensive Major: Film Studies Emphasis

Program Requirements

A minimum of 51 credits is required including the 12-credit Communication Arts Nucleus

Communication Arts Nucleus
COM 205Communication Arts I3
COM 284Sophomore Portfolio1
COM 305Communication Arts II3
COM 405Communications Arts III3
COM 484Communication Arts Seminar2
Total Credits12

And the following:

COM 119Introduction to Film3
COM 241Media Writing3
COM 261Introduction To Audio Communication3
COM 264Introduction to Production and Theory3
COM 274Public Relations Communication3
COM 306Scriptwriting3
COM 346Multimedia Communication3
COM 352Advanced Cinema Studies3
One of the following:3
Technical Production I
Fundamentals of Acting
Select four of the following:12-13
Introduction to Performance Studies
Media/ Arts Management
Advanced Acting
Technical Production II
Multi-Camera Studio Production
Advanced Audio Production
Experimental Media Production
Media Production: Narrative
Media Production: Documentary
Advanced Screenwriting and Producing
Advanced Media Production
Total Credits39-40

Capstone Course Requirement

The following course fulfills the capstone course requirement for the Communication Arts Major: COM 484 COMMUNICATION ARTS SEMINAR.

Graduation Requirements

Undergraduate programs require a minimum of 120 semester credits for graduation.  Of those 120 credits, 40 credits must be in upper-division courses (those marked 300 and above).  Fifteen of these 40 upper-division credits must be earned in courses that are part of the standard or comprehensive major program being pursued. 

Students are expected to review all graduation requirements, which can be found in the Western Undergraduate Catalog: Graduation Requirements