May 27, 2020
Hunter Core Requirement
Several courses within this major may fulfill parts of the Hunter Core Requirement (CUNY Common Core Requirement [CCCR], 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 CCCR is:
||CUNY Common Core Requirement
Courses Required for the Major (36 credits)
30-36 credits, combined total: up to 6 introductory, 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 continue 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. 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. Introductory Courses (6 credits)
II. Analytical Course Requirements (12 credits)
A) Film Style and Close Analysis (6 credits)
plus 3 credits from one of the following courses:
B) Film History (6 credits):
One course (3 cr) from the following 200-level courses:
One course (3 cr) from the following 300-level courses:
II. Production Course Requirements (12 credits):
A) Required Production Sequence (9 credits):
B) Advanced Production Cluster (3 credits):
III. Elective Course Requirements (6 credits):
From analytical and/or production electives: At least one elective must be a 300 level or above course.
B) Film Production Electives:
A second course from the advanced production cluster may be taken as an elective course
Total credits required
Total credits required 36
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.