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The Department of Film & Television offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Film and Television. This BFA emphasis provides intensive and practical training that requires successful completion of numerous film/TV projects, varying in styles from fiction to documentary. The emphasis is designed so that students will progress through the semesters as a cohort group. Undergraduates will not only work on their own projects but also will assist on numerous group projects. Students will graduate with both a theoretical and historical perspective, as well as a hands-on experience in film and television production. This program prepares students to begin their careers at entry-level positions in the film or television industry, start their personal creative work, or continue their studies in a graduate program. Consult the College of Arts & Media at CAM@ucdenver.edu for more information.
- This is an on-campus program.
Declaring This Major
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- Students seeking this BFA emphasis should apply to the university and be accepted under the Film & Television BFA program. The Department of Film & Television strongly encourages fall admission and requires a secondary departmental application. Please contact David.Walter@ucdenver.edu for application information. Given the cohort nature of the program, students should be aware that failing to take courses in order and/or failing to earn the minimum required grade in any course may delay their graduation date.
To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.
- CU Denver General Graduation Requirements
- CU Denver Core Curriculum
- College of Arts & Media Graduation Requirements
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- A minimum grade of C (2.0) is required for each course applied toward a College of Arts & Media major, minor or certificate requirement. A grade of C- (1.7) or lower will not fulfill a major, minor or certificate requirement. A grade of P is acceptable for courses in which the only grade available is Pass or Fail.
- At least 24 of the major semester hours must be earned at CU Denver.
|Film and Television Emphasis|
|Take all of the following Film and Television Emphasis courses:|
|FITV 1001||Fundamentals of Film and Television||3|
|FITV 1040||Lighting, Grip, and Sound Introductory Workshop||3|
|FITV 1550||Scriptwriting 1 - Fiction||3|
|FITV 1050||Production I Basics of Film and Television||3|
|FITV 1200||The Culture of Television||3|
|FITV 1600||Writing Short Film:Non Fiction||3|
|FITV 1110||Production Design: Theatre, Film and Video||3|
|FITV 2040||Editing and Post Production Techniques||3|
|FITV 2090||Producing for Film and Television||3|
|FITV 2220||Acting for Film and Television||3|
|FITV 2650||Sound for Film and TV||3|
|FITV 2050||Production II Film and Television Techniques||3|
|FITV 2055||Documentary Production||3|
|FITV 3050||Junior Project Production||3|
|FITV 3570||Directing for Film and Television||3|
|FITV 3200||History of Cinematic Arts I||3|
|FITV 3500||Writing for Episodic Television||3|
|FITV 3060||Junior Project Post Production||3|
|FITV 3300||History of Cinematic Arts II||3|
|FITV 3040||Live TV Multi-camera Directing||3|
|or FITV 3090||Producing Episodic Television|
|FITV 4000||Senior Thesis Production||3|
|FITV 4010||Senior Thesis Post-Production||3|
|Film and Television Elective|
|Take three semester hours of upper-division Film and Television elective.||3|
Please contact the College of Arts & Media at CAM@ucdenver.edu for course sequencing, any prerequisite updates, a list of approved electives, and more information about this emphasis.
To review the Degree Map for this program, please visit our website.