Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies


The 33-hour major in Film Studies provides liberal arts students with the history, theory, and production techniques of film and prepares the professionally minded student with the knowledge and experience necessary to continue to study in graduate school.

Students begin with two required courses in the history and theory of film. Film Studies majors must then take a minimum of 9 courses from the list of electives. The entire schedule—with a particular emphasis on a subfield such as Production, Screenwriting, Recording/Scoring, and/or Film Theory/History—will be determined by the student in consultation with the Film Studies advisor. Film Studies majors may minor in a variety of fields. There is a minor sequence in Film Scoring.  In the minor in Creative Writing, students may emphasize Screenwriting.

In the senior year, Film Studies majors spend a semester completing a project that may be a short film (narrative, documentary, animated), screenplay, or scholarly study: Flm 4973, Advanced Film Seminar.

Required Courses Credit Hours
Core 
Electives*  27 
Senior Seminar**  
Total Hours Required for Major 33 

*At least 2 of these 9 courses, one in the second term of first year, must be in Production, level to be determined by consultation with the Film Studies advisor. A total of 7 of these 9 courses must be at the 3000 level or above.
**Is included in the Tulsa Curriculum Senior Seminar.

Current students should see their Department Advisor or the College Advising Office for a copy of their Balance Sheet(s) with specific course requirements for their major and the Tulsa Curriculum.