Film and Video Arts, B.F.A.

Sample Degree Map

The Film and Video Arts, B.F.A. degree explores the vast creative potential of filmmaking beyond the traditional Hollywood narrative. Students learn how to move an audience through the creation of rich, thought-provoking experimental films, while they develop a wide array of skills. These skills provide students with the tools needed to work as independent artists/filmmakers, go into media-based industry jobs or continue their education at the graduate level.

The State University of New York at Fredonia is committed to doing our part to provide each student a clear path to graduation. This four-year degree plan is a sample map for fulfilling requirements in the major, the Fredonia Foundations (FF), and other supporting courses. The pathway that you take to your degree may differ somewhat from this illustration, depending on where you start and the detours and side trips you may take along the way. If you are committed to completing your degree in four years, we encourage you to consider signing up for the Fredonia in 4 program. For complete information about this degree program, please consult the university catalog at www.fredonia.edu/catalog

Sample Degree Plan

First Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
ARTS 120 Visiting Artist Program 1
ART 100 Visual Concepts 3
ARTS 105 Foundations in Drawing 3
ARTS 102 Foundations in 2D Form and Content 3
FF Course 3
FF Course 3
TOTAL 16

Spring Semester

Course Credits
ARTS 222 Cinema Arts I 3
ART 120 Visiting Artist Program 1
ART 240 Foundations of 3D Form and Content 3
ARTH 101 Art in Culture From Prehistory to 1400 3
FF Course 3
FF Course 3
TOTAL 16

Second Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
ARTS 322 Cinema Arts II 3
ARTS 340 3D Methods and Materials 3
ART 120 Visiting Artist Program 1
ARTH 102 Art in Culture From 1400 to the Present 3
FF Course 3
FF Course 3
 
TOTAL 16

Spring Semester

Course Credits
ARTS 324 Special Effects for Experimental Video 3
ARTS 155 Intro to Photography (or) 3
ARTS 156 Intro to Digital Photography
ARTS xxx Studio Elective 3
ARTS 120 Visiting Artist Program 1
ARTH xxx Art History Elective 3
FF Course 3
TOTAL 16

Third Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
ARTS Studio Elective 3
ARTS 495 Independent Studio 3
ART 120 Visiting Artist Program 1
FF Course 3
FF Course 3
General Elective 3
TOTAL 16

Spring Semester

Course Credits
ARTS 422 Cinema Arts III 3
ARTS 323 Experimental Narrative 3
ARTS Studio Elective 3
ART 120 Visiting Artist Program 1
ARTH 276 Film Form 3
 
TOTAL 13

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
ARTS 429 Experimental Video Capstone 3
ARTS Studio Elective 3
ARTS Studio Elective 3
ART 120 Visiting Artist Program 1
General Elective 3
 
TOTAL 13

Spring Semester

Course Credits
ARTS 494 Directed Studio 3
ART 120 Visiting Artist Program 1
ART 400 Senior Seminar 1
ARTS Studio Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
TOTAL 14

GRAND TOTAL: 120

This Sample Degree Map is based on the requirements published in the University Catalog.

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