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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

10300 School of Film, Media & Theatre

10th Floor, 25 Park Place

Greg Smith, Director
Phil Lewis, Associate Director

The Film and Media major is devoted to the interdisciplinary study of film, television, and new media. Courses focus on the histories and theories of cinematic, electronic, and digital media in addition to providing the opportunity for hands-on experience in film/media production. Students work closely with faculty members to devise an optimum program of study integrating creative and collaborative thinking, critical analysis, primary research, and media production.

The curriculum invites students to discover how meanings circulate through the conventions and alternative practices specific to various media and their institutions. Courses in the major also pay close attention to the broader cultural, social, industrial, and aesthetic contexts out of which media representations emerge. This liberal arts approach to film, television, and new media provides the student with the necessary skills and knowledge to adapt to the changing media environment of the 21st century. The major equips students for active and critical participation in contemporary visual culture.

Internships are available in the Atlanta metro area and beyond. A flexible curriculum has been configured to enable students to pursue interests in production, historical and critical studies, industries and contemporary culture, and screenwriting. Students graduating with a Film and Media major are prepared to succeed in film/media production, in media industries, or in graduate study.

Major Eligibility Requirements

Please see the Major Eligibility Requirements for upper-level Film and Media courses in program section. 

College and University Degree Requirements

In addition to the Major Eligibility Requirements for Film and Media, students must fulfill the College of the Arts Degree Requirements (see College Degree Requirements ) and the University Degree Requirements (see 1400 University Degree Requirements and Graduation ).

Critical Thinking Through Writing Requirement

All students are required to complete one Critical Thinking Through Writing (CTW) course as part of the major. The university formerly required two CTW courses. Students following previous catalog requirements who have passed one CTW course in the major should consult with their senior academic advisor to determine which courses may be used as a substitution for the other formerly required CTW course.

Graduation with Distinction in the Major

This school offers undergraduate students with the opportunity to earn the designation of graduation with distinction in the major. Please contact the School of Film, Media & Theatre for the specific criteria for this honor.


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