Major in Independent Filmmaking (B.A.)
COM210Perspectives on Human Communication3
COM213Media Communication3
COM363Methods of Communication Research4
Choose one of the following Relational Communication courses:4
Group Communication
Advanced Group Communication
Interpersonal Communication
Filmmaking Core 2
COM170AMedia Production I 14
COM264Storytelling3
COM270Media Production II4
COM302Media Law3
COM305AScreenwriting 14
COM373Digital Filmmaking4
FLM200Introduction to Film3
FLM305Films of Great Directors3
COM375Media Criticism and Theory3-4
or FLM300 Film Theory and Interpretation
COM481Internship in Communication3-4
COM493Capstone: Independent Filmmaking and Media Production4
Major52-54
General Education51-52
Electives19-21
Total Credits122-127
1

This course meets a General Education requirement.

2

Los Angeles Film Studies Center [LAFSC] option equivalencies:

(Prerequisite: COM270)

Hollywood Production Workshop (COM373)
Faith & Artistic Development in Film (elective)
Professional Screenwriting (COM305A) or Storytelling (COM264
Internship: Inside Hollywood (6 credits) (COM481 [3 credits]; Production Elective [3 credits].

One course from:

Professional Acting for the Camera (elective)
Independent Study (elective)

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B.A. in Independent Filmmaking 2016-2017: Option 1 - CWILT

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
COM213 Media Communication3Interim Off BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3
GES106 Introduction to Liberal Arts1 COM170A Media Production I4
GES110 College Writing3 GES125 Introduction to the Creative Arts4
GES130 Christianity Western Culture4 Second Language (S) course1 4
Nature of Persons (N) course 3 PEA100 Physical Wellness for Life1
 14 0 16
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
COM210 Perspectives on Human Communication3COM264 Storytelling3COM302 Media Law3
COM270 Media Production II4 FLM200 Introduction to Film3
Contemporary Western Life and Thought (L) course 3 THE201 Christian Theology3
Laboratory Science (D) course 4 Mathematics (M) course 3
 14 3 12
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
COM363 Methods of Communication Research4COM305A Screenwriting4COM373 Digital Filmmaking4
Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 2 3 Comparative Systems (G) course 3
World Cultures (U) course 3 Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3
Elective 6 Elective 4
 16 4 14
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
Relational Communication Choice 4FLM305 Films of Great Directors3FLM300 or COM 375 Film Theory and Interpretation or Media Criticism and Theory3-4
Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3 COM493 Capstone: Independent Filmmaking and Media Production4
Leisure and Lifetime Sport (Q) course 1 Electives 7
Elective 4  
Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3  
 12-15 3 14-15
Total Credits: 122-126
1

Students must complete through the second semester of a first year language course or equivalent (Check the catalog for details of this option.)

2

 COM310K recommended

This program assumes a student will use COM310K to meet the general education Science, Technology, and Society requirements.

Due to the writing requirements in each of these classes, it is strongly suggested not to take a Methods, Communication Analysis, J, or a P course in the same semester. 

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)

B.A. in Independent Filmmaking 2016-2017: Option 2 - Humanities

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
COM213 Media Communication3GES147 Humanities II: Renaissance and Reformation4BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3
GES106 Introduction to Liberal Arts1 COM170A Media Production I4
GES145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4 GES244 Humanities III: European Enlightment and American Culture to 18774
GES130 Christianity Western Culture4 Second Language (S) course1 4
Nature of Persons (N) course 3 PEA100 Physical Wellness for Life1
 15 4 16
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
COM210 Perspectives on Human Communication3COM264 Storytelling3COM302 Media Law3
COM270 Media Production II4 FLM200 Introduction to Film3
GES246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4 Mathematics (M) course 3
Laboratory Science (D) course 4 Elective 3
 15 3 12
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
COM363 Methods of Communication Research4COM305A Screenwriting4COM373 Digital Filmmaking4
Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 2 3 Comparative Systems (G) course 3
World Cultures (U) course 3 Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3
Elective 3 Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3
  Elective 3
 13 4 13-16
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
Relational Communication Choice 4FLM305 Films of Great Directors3FLM300 or COM 375 Film Theory and Interpretation or Media Criticism and Theory3-4
Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3 COM493 (Analysis course) Capstone: Independent Filmmaking and Media Production4
Leisure and Lifetime Sport (Q) course 1 Electives 6
Elective 3  
 11 3 13-14
Total Credits: 122-126
1

Students must complete through the second semester of a first year language course or equivalent (Check the catalog for details of this option.)

2

 COM310K recommended

This program assumes a student will use COM310K to meet the general education Science, Technology, and Society requirements.

Due to the writing requirements in each of these classes, it is strongly suggested not to take a Methods, Communication Analysis, J, or a P course in the same semester. 

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)