May 27, 2020  
Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 
Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Film - BA

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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:

Course CUNY Common Core Requirement
FILM 10100   Creative Expression

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)

II. Production Course Requirements (12 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:

Total credits required

Sub-total   30

Electives        6

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.

Degree Map

Degree Map for Film  

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