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2021-2022 Catalog 
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Film Studies (BA)

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  • Program Prerequisite: Not required.
  • Minor: Not required.
  • Grade Requirements: A grade of “C” or better in courses required for the major (a grade of “C-” is not acceptable). Also refer to the general grade requirements for graduation.
  • Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 120 credit hours are required for graduation. Of this total, 61 credit hours in Film Studies are required. A total of 40 upper division credit hours is required by the university for graduation (courses numbered 3000 and above from any department).
  • Program Code: 3085BA
  • CIPC: 500602


All Film Studies majors should meet with the program’s director and an advisor in the College of Arts & Humanities advisors early in their course of study. Ashkan Soltani-Stone can be reached at Call 801-626-6631 or email to reach a college advisor.

Admission Requirements

Declare your program of study (see Enrollment Services and Information ) with the college advisor. There are no special admission or application requirements.

General Education

Refer to Degree Requirements  for Bachelor of Arts requirements. The following Film Studies courses will also fulfill 3 credit hours each of the General Education requirement in the Creative Arts (CA) and Humanities (HU) categories: THEA 1023 CA , THEA 1033 CA , COMM 2010 HU , and ENGL 2230 HU/DV .

Language Courses Required to fulfill the BA

Film Studies majors must complete Option 1: Foreign Language (12 credit hours of a foreign language, refer to the Department of Foreign Languages  section of this catalog for additional information on obtaining foreign language credit)

OR Option 2 - Foreign Language and Language Arts (6 credit hours of a foreign language and 6 credit hours of language arts). With this option students will fulfill the 6 credits of language arts by taking  ENGL 3380 - CW: Screenwriting Form and Craft  and COMM 3740 - Writing for Screen and Television . These language arts courses will also count toward major requirements (see below).

Major Course Requirements for Film Studies BA Degree

Required Film Studies Core Curriculum (46 credit hours total)

Film Studies Internship (3 credit hours)

Film Studies Electives (9 credit hours)

Select 9 additional Film Studies elective credits with your advisor. Choosing courses from different departments is recommended.

Department of Visual Art and Design

Department of Foreign Languages

Select one of the following

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