Mar 04, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Film and Media Studies Pathway, A.A.

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Film and Media Studies at Perimeter College examines the analysis, history, theory and critique of the film industry, allowing students to learn how art, business and technology combine to create films that express our 21st century culture.

Georgia has seen explosive growth in the film industry in recent years. Major studios such as EUE/Screen Gems, Pinewood, Tyler Perry, Eagle Rock and Triple Horse have built new facilities in Georgia. This activity generated $6 billion in Georgia in 2015 and created 23,000 new jobs with average salaries of $48,000-$65,000. The Film guided pathway at Perimeter College is the first step on a student’s film career journey. Students will be able to examine the convergence of art, technology, industry, politics and culture and learn to think critically about movies and other forms of visual media. They will learn how cinematography, lighting, music and sound design reinforce the themes and character development in films. The film pathway also is designed to help students smoothly transition to the bachelor’s degree program at Georgia State University, where film is one of the most popular majors.

Degree Requirements

Areas A-E of the Core Curriculum (42 Credit Hours)

See 1410 Core Curriculum Requirements  in the Undergraduate Catalog. 

  • Area A: Essential Skills 
  • Area B: Institutional Foundations 
  • Area C: Humanities and Fine Arts 
  • Area D: Natural and Computational Sciences 
  • Area E: Social Science 

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Pathway (18 Credit Hours)

  • To be eligible for the Film and Media major 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.
    • Earn a 2.5 grade-point average in all Area F FLME courses. 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 tofulfill 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.
  • See “World Language Requirement for B.A. and B.I.S. degrees ”.

World Language (3 Credit Hours)

  • World Language at the 1002 Level or Higher 3 Credit Hours

Required Courses (6 Credit Hours)

Select additional elective courses to complete 18 credit hours in Area F