B.A. in Independent Filmmaking to M.A. in Ministry 2018-2019: Option 1 - CWILT

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
COM 213 Media Communication3Interim Off BIB 101 Introduction to the Bible3 
GES 130 Christianity Western Culture4 COM 170A Media Production I4 
GES 140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 GES 125 Introduction to the Creative Arts4 
GES 160 Inquiry Seminar3 Second Language (S) course1 4 
 13 0 15 
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
COM 210 Perspectives on Human Communication3COM 2643 Storytelling3COM 302 Media Law3 
COM 270 Media Production II4 FLM 200 Introduction to Film3 
Contemporary Western Life and Thought (L) course 3 THE 201 Christian Theology3 
Laboratory Science (D) course 4 Mathematics (M) course 3 
 14 3 12 
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
COM 363 Methods of Communication Research4COM 217A3 Screenwriting4COM 373 Digital Filmmaking4 
THE 263 Christian Social Ethics3 COM 375 or FLM 300 Media Criticism and Theory or Film Theory and Interpretation3 
Comparative Systems (G) course 3 Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3 
World Cultures (U) course 3 MIN 200 Foundations of Ministry3 
Elective 3 THE 311 Early Church to Reformation Theology in Global Perspective3 
 16 4 16 
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
Relational Communication Choice 4FLM 305 Films of Great Directors3COM 481 Internship in Communication3-4BT 510 Hermeneutics3
Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3 COM 493 Capstone: Independent Filmmaking and Media Production4TS 512 Systematic Theology I: God the Creator3
Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1 FLM 300 or COM 375 Film Theory and Interpretation or Media Criticism and Theory4 
Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3 MIN 320 Spiritual and Faith Formation3 
BIB 260 The Life and Teachings of Jesus3 BIB 265 The Life and Teachings of Paul3 
SP 001 Formation Assessments0 Internship Preparation3 0 
Elective 3 TL 001 Vocational Assessments0 
 14-17 3 17-18 6
Fifth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
NT 516 New Testament Survey: Narratives, Letters, and Revelation3Elective (DE Course) Concentration Course 1.5OT 516 Old Testament Survey: Law, Prophets and Writings3 
TS 513 Systematic Theology II: God the Redeemer3Elective (DE Course) Concentration Course 1.5NT 518 New Testament: Exegetical Explorations3 
ML 523 Introduction to Transformational Leadership: Theory and Practice in Global Perspective3 GS 780 Senior Integrative Seminar3 
TL 566A Professional Internship A1.5 TL 566B Professional Internship B1.5 
GS 001 Graduate Research Seminar0 Elective (CP510) Concentration Course 3 
Elective (ML615) Concentration Course 3   
 13.5 3 13.5 
Total Credits 163-167

Please check course requirements for LAFSC.

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 to M.A. in Ministry 2018-2019: Option 2 - Humanities

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
COM 213 Media Communication3GES 147 Humanities II: Renaissance and Reformation4BIB 101 Introduction to the Bible3 
GES 130 Christianity Western Culture4 COM 170A Media Production I4 
GES 140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 GES 244 Humanities III: European Enlightenment and American Culture to 18774 
GES 145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4 Second Language (S) course1 4 
 14 4 15 
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
COM 210 Perspectives on Human Communication3COM 2643 Storytelling3COM 302 Media Law3 
COM 270 Media Production II4 FLM 200 Introduction to Film3 
GES 246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4 Mathematics (M) course 3 
Laboratory Science (D) course 4 Elective 3 
 15 3 12 
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
COM 363 Methods of Communication Research4COM 217A Screenwriting4COM 373 Digital Filmmaking4 
Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 2 3 Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3 
World Cultures (U) course 3 Comparative Systems (G) Course 3 
THE 263 Christian Social Ethics3 Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3 
MIN 200 Foundations of Ministry3 Electives 3 
 16 4 13-16 
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
COM 481 Internship in Communication3-4FLM 305 Films of Great Directors3FLM 300 or COM 375 Film Theory and Interpretation or Media Criticism and Theory3-4BT 510 Hermeneutics3
Relational Communication Choice 4 COM 493 (Analysis course) Capstone: Independent Filmmaking and Media Production4TS 512 Systematic Theology I: God the Creator3
Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3 MIN 320 Spiritual and Faith Formation3 
Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1 THE 311 Early Church to Reformation Theology in Global Perspective3 
SP 001 Formation Assessments0 Electives 3 
BIB 265 The Life and Teachings of Paul3 Internship Preparation3 0 
BIB 260 The Life and Teachings of Jesus3 TL 001 Vocational Assessments0 
 17-18 3 16-17 6
Fifth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
NT 516 New Testament Survey: Narratives, Letters, and Revelation3Elective (DE Course) Concentration Course 1.5OT 516 Old Testament Survey: Law, Prophets and Writings3 
TS 513 Systematic Theology II: God the Redeemer3Elective (DE Course) Concentration Course 1.5NT 518 New Testament: Exegetical Explorations3 
ML 523 Introduction to Transformational Leadership: Theory and Practice in Global Perspective3 GS 780 Senior Integrative Seminar3 
TL 566A Professional Internship A1.5 TL 566B Professional Internship B1.5 
GS 001 Graduate Research Seminar0 Elective (CP510) Concentration Course 3 
Elective (ML615) Concentration Course 3   
 13.5 3 13.5 
Total Credits 168-173

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.)