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Major Requirements

effective Fall 2019

the Department of Film, Television, and Media major requires a minimum of 32 credit hours. A Grade of C- or better must be achieved in any course taken to satisfy the FTVM major requirements. With the exception of those cross-listed classes noted above, other film, video, and television courses offered outside of FTVM will be considered for elective credit on a case-by-case basis.  Students should consult with their FTVM advisor before taking such a course with the intention of using it to fulfill the FTVM elective requirement.

Some Important Tips for Majors Re: Courses

  • Plan to meet with an advisor every term to discuss your course elections.
  • Be aware that some required core courses are offered only once per year, and not every term.
  • Select courses carefully, as not all courses outside of FTVM will fulfill requirements for the FTVM major. Courses outside the FTVM unit will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 
  • Be aware that the FTVM Department does not require cognates from outside the unit and encourages students to take courses from the offerings within FTVM.
  • Achieve a grade of C- or better in any course taken to satisfy the major requirements. 
  • Remember that courses taken pass/fail cannot count towards the FTVM major.

FTVM Waitlist Policy

  1. Students who wish to obtain an override must get permission from the instructor of the course.
  2. Department of Film, Television, and Media (FTVM) majors will be given preference on the waitlist over non-FTVM students.
  3. Waitlist priority will be at the discretion of the instructor. 

        If a student does not use the class permission before it expires, the next student
        chosen by the instructor will be given permission.  

        It is critical that students attend classes from the beginning of the term. The
        department may drop a student from a course if the student does not attend the first
        course meeting. If a student plans to miss the first course meeting, arrangements must
        be APPROVED by the instructor in ADVANCE.