Film Production (Nexus)

Program of Study

Core IMPACTS Area : Institutional Priorities 14-5
Choose one of the following communication options3
Public Speaking
Foreign Language Course Options
AMSL, ARAB, CHIN, FREN, GERM, GREK, ITAL, JAPN, KREN, LATIN, PORT, SPAN - 1001, 1002, 2001, 2002; SWAH - 1001, 1002.
Take one of the following courses1-2
Scholarship Across the Disciplines
Introduction to Servant Leadership
Perspectives 1-hour
Perspectives 2-hour
Core IMPACTS Area : Mathematics & Quantitative Skills 13-7
DATA 1501Introduction to Data Science 3
MATH 1001Quantitative Skills and Reasoning3
MATH 1101Introduction to Mathematical Modeling3
MATH 1111College Algebra3
MATH 1113Pre-Calculus4
MATH 1125Applied Calculus3
MATH 1131Calculus with Analytic Geometry I4
MATH 1132Calculus with Analytic Geometry II4
MATH 1165Computer-Assisted Problem Solving3
MATH 1401Introduction to Statistics3
MATH 1501Calculus I4
MATH 2125Introduction to Discrete Mathematics3
STAT 1401Elementary Statistics3
Core IMPACTS Area : Political Science and U.S. History 6
HIST 2111U. S. History to 18653
or HIST 2112 U. S. History since 1865
POLS 1101American Government3
Core IMPACTS Area : Arts, Humanities, and Ethics 6
Select one Fine Arts course3
Art Appreciation
Introduction to the History of Art I– Prehistoric through Gothic
Introduction to the History of Art II– Renaissance through Modern
Music Appreciation
Theatre Appreciation
Comparative Arts 2
Select one Humanities course3
World Literature I
World Literature II
The Western Intellectual Tradition
Introduction to Digital Humanities
Introduction to Philosophy
Comparative Arts 2
Core IMPACTS Area : Communicating in Writing 6
ENGL 1101English Composition I3
ENGL 1102English Composition II3
Core IMPACTS Area : Technology, Mathematics, and Sciences 1,37-11
ANTH 1145Human Origins3
ASTR 1105Descriptive Astronomy: The Solar System3
ASTR 1106Descriptive Astronomy: Stars and Galaxies3
ASTR 1305Descriptive Astronomy Lab1
ATSC 1112Understanding the Weather3
ATSC 1112LUnderstanding the Weather Lab1
BIOL 1125Contemporary Issues in Biology Non-Lab3
BIOL 1215KIntroductory Biology4
BIOL 1225KContemporary Issues in Biology with Lab4
CHEM 1151
Survey of Chemistry I
and Survey of Chemistry I Lab
CHEM 1152
Survey of Chemistry II
and Survey of Chemistry II Lab
CHEM 1211
Principles of Chemistry I
and Principles of Chemistry I Lab
CHEM 1212
Principles of Chemistry II
and Principles of Chemistry II Lab
CPSC 1105Introduction to Computing Principles and Technology3
CPSC 1301KComputer Science I4
ENVS 1105Environmental Studies3
ENVS 1105LEnvironmental Studies Laboratory1
ENVS 1205KSustainability and the Environment4
GEOG 2215Introduction to the Geographic Information Systems3
GEOL 1110Natural Disasters: Our Hazardous Environment3
GEOL 1121Introductory Geoscience I: Physical Geology3
GEOL 1121LIntroductory Geoscience I: Physical Geology Lab1
GEOL 1122Introductory Geo-sciences II: Historical Geology3
GEOL 1322Introductory Geo-sciences II: Historical Geology Lab1
GEOL 2225The Fossil Record4
PHYS 1111
PHYS 1311
Introductory Physics I
and Introductory Physics I Lab
PHYS 1112
PHYS 1312
Introductory Physics II
and Introductory Physics II Lab
PHYS 1125Physics of Color and Sound3
PHYS 1325Physics of Color and Sound Lab1
PHYS 2211
PHYS 2311
Principles of Physics I
and Principles of Physics I Lab
PHYS 2212
PHYS 2312
Principles of Physics II
and Principles of Physics II Lab
Core IMPACTS Area : Social Sciences6
Select one Behavioral Science course
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Moral Philosophy
Introduction to General Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Select one World Cultures course3
Discovering Archaeology
Cultural Anthropology
Ancient World Civilizations
Language and Culture
Language and Culture
World Regional Geography
World History to 1500
World History since 1500
Understanding Non-Western Cultures
Core IMPACTS Total Hours42

The hours applied in the Institutional Priorities; Mathematics & Quantitative Skills; and Technology, Mathematics, and Sciences areas must add to 18 credit hours. 


ITDS 1145 Comparative Arts, though listed under both Fine Arts and Humanities, may be taken only once. 


At least 4 of the credit hours in this area must be in a lab science course.

Field of Study Requirements
Core IMPACTS Total42
The program consists of 18 hours of which at least 12 must be upper division. A Grade of C or better is required for all GFA courses.
Select one of the following6
Introduction to On-Set Film Production
Intro to Film & TV Post-Production
Introduction to Digital Entertainment, Esports, & Game Development
Select 12 Hours of 3000 or 4000 level GFA courses OR select one of the following pathways:12
Post Production Pathway (choose two courses):
Intro to Editing with Avid Media Composer 100
Introduction to Sound Design with Avid Pro Tools 100
Advanced Editing with Avid Media Composer 200
Motion Picture Set Light Pathway (choose two courses):
Motion Picture Set Lighting I
Film & Television Costumes and Wardrobe
Camera Department for Film and Television
Motion Picture Set Lighting II
Production Design Pathway (choose two courses):
Production Design I
Production Design II
Production Crew Practicum
Digital Entertainment, Esports and Gaming Pathway:
Introduction to UNREAL ENGINE
Digital Entertainment & Esports Event Design
GFC Digital Entertainment & Esports Creative Development
Field of Study Requirements Total60
Total Credit Hours60

Program Map

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
ENGL 1101 English Composition I (minimum grade of C) 3
Select one of the following: 6
Introduction to On-Set Film Production (minimum grade of C)  
Intro to Film & TV Post-Production  
Introduction to Digital Entertainment, Esports, & Game Development  
MATH 1001
Quantitative Skills and Reasoning (or higher)
or Introduction to Mathematical Modeling
Social ScienceBehavioral Science 3
 Credit Hours15
ENGL 1102 English Composition II (minimum grade of C) 3
Institutional PrioritiesITDS 1779 (2), LEAD 1705 (2), PERS 1506 (1; may be repeated with different topic), PERS 1507 (2) 2
Technology, Mathematics, and ScienceLab Science 4
Institutional PrioritiesCOMM 1110 Public Speaking (recommended) or foreign language 1001, 1002, 2001, 2002 3
HIST 2111
U. S. History to 1865
or U. S. History since 1865
 Credit Hours15
Second Year
POLS 1101 American Government 3
GFA 3000 or GFA 4000 level courses (minimum grade of C) 6
Arts, Humanities, and EthicsFine Arts 3
CPSC 1105 Introduction to Computing Principles and Technology 1 3
 Credit Hours15
Technology, Mathematics, and ScienceScience (No Lab) 3
Arts, Humanities, and EthicsHumanities Course 3
Social ScienceWorld Culture 3
GFA 3000 or GFA 4000 level courses (minimum grade of C) 6
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours60

Recommended class but any math/science/tech class from Area D can be used here.

Admission Requirements

There are no program specific admission requirements.

Additional Program Requirements

There are no program specific academic regulations.