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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014 
Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Film - BA

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Foundational Courses

Foundational Courses must be completed before embarking upon the major. Students with appropriate background may be exempted from some or all Foundational Courses. See department for proper placement.


Hunter Core Requirement

Courses leading to (foundational) or within this major may fulfill parts of the Hunter Core Requirement (CUNY Common Core [CCC], Hunter Focus, Concurrent Requirements). When selecting courses, it may be to a student’s advantage to choose courses that count toward the Hunter Core Requirement and also advance the student on the path to the major. Details on the Hunter Core Requirement can be found here: Hunter Core Requirement 

In the case of the Film major, the course that meets CCC is:

Course CUNY Common Core Foundational or Major
FILM 10100  Creative Expression Foundational

BA in Film

Credits required for the major 30-36

Foundational Courses (for students without background in the field)                          up to 6    
Major in Film                                                                                                                     30    

                Analytic Course Requirements (12)   
                Production Course Requirements (12)
                Electives (6)              

  Total for students without background in field                                                               36   



Major in Film (30 cr)

30 credits, combined total: 12 credits analytical, 12 credits production and 6 credits electives from analytical and/or production courses.

Students must receive a grade of B or better in FILM 10100  to declare a major in film. The major must be declared in person with an undergraduate film adviser (call (212) 772-4949 to schedule). The student must bring his or her transcript, and, where relevant, transcripts from other colleges attended, when meeting with the undergraduate film adviser to declare a film major. Students majoring in film must also take FILMP 16000 /MEDP 16000  which is prerequisite for all film production courses. FILM 10100  and FILMP 16000 /MEDP 16000  do not count towards the major. A maximum of 6 credits in MEDIA courses at the 200 or 300 level may be applied toward the major in film. Students must meet any prerequisites for these courses. Courses at the 100 level, independent study, and internship courses do not count toward the major. Students must see a program adviser to plan choice and sequence of courses.

I Analytical Course Requirements (12 cr)

II Production Course Requirements (12 cr):

III Elective Course Requirements (6 cr):

From analytical and/or production electives: At least one elective must be a 300 level or above course.

Minor in Film

Students who wish to minor in film must complete a total of 15 credits in addition to FILM 10100   which does not count towards the minor and is a prerequisite for all FILM courses.


To qualify for departmental honors in Film or Media Studies, a student must have a 3.5 grade point average in major courses and a 3.0 grade point average overall. The student must also either complete an Honors Project, approved by the Department Policy and Curriculum Committee, with a grade of A; or a 400-level production or analytical seminar course with a grade of A. See the department for more information.

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