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School of Communication

MA in Film and Video: Requirements

Degree Requirements

  • 36 credit hours of approved graduate work

Non-thesis option:

COMM-701 Graduate Seminar in Film Theory and Practice with a grade of B or better

COMM-702 Master’s Portfolio Seminar with a grade of B or better

  • A grade point average of 3.00 maintained during all work toward the degree
  • Comprehensive examination in film and video

Course Requirements

  • COMM-513 Producing Film and Video(3)
  • COMM-631 Film and Video Production I (3)
  • COMM-634 Film and Video Production II (3)
  • COMM-682 Writing for Visual Media (3)
  • COMM-701 Graduate Seminar in Film Theory and Practice (3) with a grade of B or better (taken in the first year)
  • COMM-702 Master’s Portfolio Seminar (3) with a grade of B or better
  • 18 credit hours in courses selected from the following areas:

Film production or video production; film theory, history, and criticism; multimedia; and script writing. Students may emphasize one of these areas in the design of their program, but the program must include courses from all of these areas. Courses in related areas such as performing arts and photography may also be included.

Important Information 

Comprehensive Exam