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Film Major

Requirements for the Film Major

*For a description of the Film Program, please see Film at HSU.*

Total unit requirement: 49

A minimum grade of C- is required for all courses in the major.
F=offered fall only;  S=spring only;  A=offered alternate years as funding permits

Film Core: 24 units

FILM 315 Filmmaking I (4) [F]
FILM 375 Filmmaking II (4) [S]
FILM 415 Filmmaking III (4) [F]
FILM 475 Filmmaking IV (4) [S]
FILM 305* Art of Film: Beginning to 1950s + FILM 317 Art of Film Discussion: Pre 1950s (4) [F]
FILM 306* Art of Film: 1950s to Present + FILM 318 Art of Film Discussion: Post 1950s (4) [S]

Integrated Film & Theatre Core: 14 units

TA 104* Story Through Word and Image (4) [F]
TA 448 Critical Analysis Stage & Film (4) [S]
TA 494 Senior Seminar (2) [F]

Art Requirement: 3 units

ART 104* Art History or ART 250 Beginning Darkroom Photography or Art 251 Beginning Digital Photography (3)

Film Electives: 12 units (Select a minimum of one course from each group)

Choose Two

  • FILM 350 Writing for Film (4)
  • FILM 425 Film Directing & Prod. Processes (4)                                    
  • FILM 445S or Film 455 Grant Writing (4) 
  • FILM 465 Film Seminar (4)

Choose One

  • FILM 360 Science, Environment, & Natural History Digital Production (4)                                     
  • FILM 362 Social Change Digital Production (4)
  • FILM 477 Film/Digital Prod Wkshp (1-4)

*Satisfies General Education Area C
Lower Division TA 104 & ART 104 (selected ART 104 classes also fulfill HSU’s DCG Requirement)
Upper Division FILM 305/306