Degree Requirements

What does it take to get a degree in Film and Media Arts at LSU? Click the following links to see the requirements for each of our degrees and minors.

 

Undergraduate Degree in Film & Media Arts

Undergraduate Minor in Film & Media Arts

Graduate Minor in Film & Media Arts

 

For further information, please visit the webpage of the General Catalog or contact the FMA director at fma@lsu.edu.

 

Undergraduate Degree in Film & Media Arts

 In addition to the 9 hours of required core courses, 24 hours of electives must be completed, with at least two courses (6 hours) required from each of two subject areas: History and Theory/Practice. Only 12 hours of courses numbered below the 3000-level will count toward the degree.

 

Required Courses:

FMA 2001: Introduction to Film and Media Arts

FMA 3001: Special Topics in Film and Media Arts

FMA 4001: Advanced Topics in Film and Media Arts

 

History Electives (Choose at least two):

CHIN 2070: Chinese Cinema

CLST 2070: Ancient World in the Cinema

CMST 3012: History of Film

CMST 3013: Topics in Film Genres

ENGL 2231: Reading Film

ENGL 3133: Introduction to Non-Fiction Film and Video

ENGL 4231: Studies in Literature and Film

FMA 3502: Special Topics in Italian Cinema

FMA 3503: Special Topics in Asian Cinema

FMA 3504: Special Topics in Latin American Cinema

FREN 4031: The French Film

GERM: 4046: German Film

HIST 4077: American Popular Culture

ITAL 3502: Special Topics in Italian Cinema

SPAN 4201: Cinema in Spanish

 

Theory/Practice Electives (Choose at least two):

FMA 3001: Special Topics in Film and Media Arts

FMA 3010: Art of Cinematography

FMA 3011: Art of Editing

FMA 3505: Horror Film

FMA 4001: Advanced Topics in Film and Media Arts

ARTH 4480: Video Art and Theory

CMST 2012: Introduction to Film

CMST 3107: Rhetoric of the Contemporary Media

CMST 4107: Communication as Culture

CMST 4312: Topics in Critical Media Theory and Practice

ENGL 2009: Introduction to Writing Screen Plays

ENGL 4009: Advanced Screenwriting Workshop

ENGL 4133: Studies in Non-Fiction Film and Video

MC 2700: Production and Performance

PHIL 3002: Philosophy and Film

PHIL 4002: Philosophy of Film

                                                             

Undergraduate Minor in Film & Media Arts:

To graduate with a minor in FMA, students must complete FMA 2001 and an additional 15 hours of electives. At least nine hours must be at the 3000 level or above, and no more than nine hours may be taken in any single depart­ment.

 

Required Courses:

FMA 2001: Introduction to Film and Media Arts

 

Electives:

FMA 3001: Special Topics in Film and Media Arts

FMA 3010: Art of Cinematography

FMA 3011: Art of Editing

FMA 3502: Special Topics in Italian Cinema

FMA 3503: Special Topics in Asian Cinema

FMA 3504: Latin American Cinema

FMA 3505: Horror Film

FMA 4001: Advanced Topics in Film and Media Arts

ARTH 4480: Video Art and Theory

CHIN 2070: Chinese Cinema

CLST 2070: Ancient World in the Cinema

CMST 2012: Introduction to Film

CMST 3012: History of Film

CMST 3107: Rhetoric of the Contemporary Media

CMST 4107: Communication as Culture

CMST 4312: Topics in Critical Media Theory and Practice

ENGL 2009: Introduction to Writing Screen Plays

ENGL 2231: Reading Film

ENGL 3133: Introduction to Non-Fiction Film and Video

ENGL 4009: Advanced Screenwriting Workshop

ENGL 4133: Studies in Non-Fiction Film and Video

ENGL 4231: Studies in Literature and Film

FREN 4031: The French Film

GERM: 4046: German Film

HIST 4077: American Popular Culture

ITAL 3502: Special Topics in Italian Cinema

MC 2700: Production and Performance

PHIL 3002: Philosophy and Film

PHIL 4002: Philosophy of Film

SPAN 4201: Cinema in Spanish

 

Graduate Minor in Film & Media Arts:

Students interested in the graduate minor in FMA should meet with the Program Director to design a Program of Study and fill out an FMA Program of Study form, to be kept on file with the Program Director. Courses must be clearly delineated as to which hours count as major coursework and which as minor coursework.

Graduate students minoring in FMA must complete 12 semester hours of course work including 6 hours of required courses and 6 hours of approved electives

 

Required Courses:

FMA 7001: Graduate Seminar in Film and Media Arts

FMA 7009: Research Projects in Film and Media Arts

 

Approved Electives: 

CMST 7944: Performance & Media

CMST 7969: Visual Culture

CPLT 7140: Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies: Film and Video Studies

ENGL 7009: Screenwriting Workshop

ENGL 7109: Forms of Film Writing

ENGL 7783: Topics in Film and Video Studies