Jul 24, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Film and Media, B.A.

Return to: 10300 School of Film, Media & Theatre  

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

To be eligible for the Film and Media major or minor and to enroll in 3000-4000 level Film and Media courses (i.e., FLME courses), students must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Complete FLME 1010  and FLME 2700  with a minimum grade of C, but a combined grade-point average of 2.5 or better for these two classes.
  • This GPA will be calculated based on the first attempt at these FLME courses at Georgia State University. The University’s Repeat to Replace Policy may not be used to fulfill this requirement. WFs counts as an attempt. Transfer students who transfer these course(s) into Georgia State may use the grades in the transferred course(s) to calculate the GPA or they may attempt them once at Georgia State.

Once a student is eligible to take 3000- and 4000-level Film and Media courses, they remain eligible to take them as long as they are eligible to enroll at Georgia State University.

Minor Requirement

Students majoring in Film and Media must select a minor consisting of at least 15 hours of courses in an academic department/school/institute that offers a baccalaureate degree. At least nine semester hours of minor courses must be at the 3000 level or above, unless otherwise specified by the minor-granting department/school/institute. A grade of C- or higher is required in all minor courses. Students who are double majoring in Film and Media and another area are still required to have a minor.

Film and Media

Degree Requirements

Field of Study (18 Hours)

Foundation courses appropriate to the major.

Language Requirement

3 Hours

See “World Language Requirement for B.A. and B.I.S. Majors” for more information.

  • World language at the 1002 level or higher 3 Hours
Required Courses

6 Hours

Students must have a combined 2.5 grade-point average in these two Field of Study courses to be eligible for the B.A. program in Film and Media and to take 3000- and 4000-level FLME courses. See B. A. Program Eligibility Requirements.

Minimum grade of C is required.

Film & Media Field of Study Electives

9 Hours

Select additional elective courses from the following to complete 18 hours in the Field of Study area:

Major (24 Hours)

A grade of C- or higher is required in all major courses, though a grade of C (2.0) is required to graduate from the university.

CTW Requirement

3 Hours

Select one:

Required Course

3 Hours

Film & Media Major Electives

18 Hours

Select a sufficient number of the following courses to bring the course total to the 24 credit hours which complete the major.