Film, Video, & Theatre Program Requirements

Stevenson offers four tracks through the Department of Film, Video, and Theatre. Each requires an introductory course in film, video, and theatre, as well as at least one course in scriptwriting, basic photography, directing, and four courses in the liberal arts, and an internship outside of the university.

The courses listed below are required for a bachelor's degree in the major. Students must also complete the requirements for the Stevenson core curriculum. Specific pre- and co-requisites for each course are listed in the course descriptions.

Some secondary requirements, which are noted by an asterisk (*) in the list below, can also be used to fulfill a core curriculum requirement.

Major Requirements (all students):

FIVTH 220

Script Writing for Stage and Screen

FIVTH 231

Internship

FIVTH 312

Directing for Stage and Screen

FIVTH 400

Arts Management

THEA 121

Introduction to Theatre

VID 107

Fundamentals of Video

Students must also complete the courses for one of the tracks listed below.

Film Track:

FIVTH 320

Advanced Scriptwriting

FIVTH 335

Lighting for the Camera

FIVTH 402

Special Topics

FIVTH 410

Documentary Theory

FIVTH 450

Documentary Project: Film

FLM 108

Introduction to 16 mm Film Production

FLM 204

History of Film

FLM 254

Basic 16 mm Film Production

FLM 354

Intermediate 16 mm Film Production

FLM 355

Advanced Film Production

PHOTO 240

Intermediate Photography

THEA 215– 219

Theatre Practicum (2 different courses)

VID 220

Field Production and Editing I

VID 222

Field Production and Editing II

Secondary Requirements - Film Track:

Any communication course*

Four courses in the liberal arts

PHOTO 140

Basic Photography*

Theatre Track:

ENG 288

Literary Genres

ENG 300-400

Level Literature covering playwrights or drama

FIVTH 402

Special Topics (2 courses)

FLM 204

History of Film

THEA 103

Beginning Acting

THEA 202

Voice and Movement

THEA 204

Improvisational Theatre

THEA 210

Acting for the Camera

THEA 224

Play Production

THEA 301

Advanced Acting

THEA 420

History of Theatre

THEA 452

Senior Project

THEA 215-219

Theatre Practicum (3 different courses)

Secondary Requirements - Theatre Track:

Any communication course*

Four courses in the liberal arts

IS 124

Introduction to Computer Graphics*

PHOTO 140

Basic Photography*

Video Track:

FIVTH 320

Advanced Scriptwriting

FIVTH 335

Lighting for the Camera

FIVTH 402

Special Topics (2 courses)

FIVTH 410

Documentary Theory

FIVTH 450

Documentary Project: Video

FLM 108

Introduction to 16 mm Film Production

THEA 215– 219

Theatre Practicum (2 different courses)

VID 220

Field Production and Editing I

VID 222

Field Production and Editing II

VID 321

Sponsored Video

VID 325

Video Production

VID 345

Non-Linear Editing

Secondary Requirements - Video Track:

Any communication course

Four courses in the liberal arts

PHOTO 140

Basic Photography

Motion Graphics Track:

ART 305

Art History topics – Moving Images and Art

FIVTH 402

Special Topics

FIVTH 410

Documentary Theory

FLM 108

Introduction to 16 mm Film Production

FLM 204

History of Film

FLM 354

Film Production

IS 124

Introduction to Computer Graphics

MOGR 231

Concepts in Motion

MOGR 331

Intermediate Motion graphics

MOGR/ART

Focused elective

THEA 215– 219

Theatre Practicum (2 different courses)

Secondary Requirements - Motion Graphics:

Any communication course*

Four courses in the liberal arts

PHOTO 140

Basic Photography*

Students may seek a bachelor of arts or a bachelor of science degree under this program. Bachelor of arts degree students must complete at least two courses in a foreign language at the intermediate level or above.


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