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CTEMS Course Overview

Students who seek to declare CTEMS as the major will submit a portfolio of original work of at least one of the following: * Short filmic work (animation, video, documentary, experimental, narrative). The work should have a definitive beginning, middle and end.* A traditional portfolio of at least 3-5 works in media such as drawing, painting, design, illustration, sculpture or photography. Work should exhibit a creative idea/theme * A 5ā€“7 page piece of fictional prose that demonstrates your interest/talent/passion in the medium. Applicants should focus on narrative structure, character development, plot and the use of setting in the piece. *The first act of a script for film, television, or stage (no more than fifteen pages).

Students must take the following courses (30 hours out of the 42 required for the major): To satisfactorily complete all courses and related electives for the major and minor, a grade of C or higher is required.

HCTM 235 Intro. to Film 3 hours
HCTM 237 Intro. to Television 3 hours
HCTM 255 Classic AA Cinema or HCTM 258 Intro. to AA Cinema 3 hours
HCTM 300 Screenplay I 3 hours
HCTM 302 Screenplay II or HCTM 303 Writing for Television, Short Film 3 hours
HCTM 320 Film Criticism & Theory 3 hours
HCTM 325 Great Films (Domestic & International) 3 hours
HCTM 348 Hollywood, Politics, Power 3 hours
ENG 388 New Media Technology 3 hours
HCTM 425 Senior Capstone: Film Production 3 hours
    Total: 30 hrs

Students may not transfer in hours to substitute for any of the above courses. Up to six transfer hours of approved credits may count towards the required elective hours for the major. In addition to the above 30 hrs, the major requires twelve hours in electives.

Approved electives courses include:

  • ENG 392 Creative Writing,
  • CHI 302 Chinese Language and Culture through Film and Literature
  • SOC 300 Gender and the Media
  • HPSY 389 Black Men, Black Boys and the Psychology of Modern Media
  • Eng 461 West African Fiction and Film
  • French 320 French Literature, Language and Culture Through Film

Elective course offerings will vary from semester to semester, but must have approval and be related to the study of film, television, media, visual culture, or

The minor requires 18 hours, which must include the following: HCTM 235, HCTM 237, HCTM 255 or 258, HCTM 320, and HCTM 325.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester   Spring Semester  
ENG 101 (or 103) 3 hours ENG 102 3 hours
MTH 100 3 hours MTH 110 3 hours
MFL 201 3 hours MFL 202 3 hours
HIS 111 3 hours HIS 112 3 hours
BIO 101 and lab 3 hours PHY 102 3 hours
HPED 1 hours HPED 1 hours
Total 16 hours Total 16 hours

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester   Spring Semester  
ENG 250 3 hours HCTM 235 3 hours
ART/MUS 3 hours HCTM 237 3 hours
SOC SCI. 3 hours RT/MUS 3 hours
PHI 3 hours REL 201 3 hours
Art 110 3 hours Elective 3 hours
Total 15 hours Total 15 hours

Junior Year

Fall Semester   Spring Semester  
HCTM 255/258 3 hours HCTM 302/303 3 hours
HCTM300 3 hours HCTM 325 3 hours
HCTM 320 3 hours HCTM 348 3 hours
SOC SCI 3 hours PSYC 297 3 hours
CHI 302/Elective 3 hours ENG 388 3 hours
Total 15 hours Total 15 hours

Senior Year

Fall Semester   Spring Semester  
HPSY 389/Elective 3 hours ENG 487 (Special Topics) 3 hours
HCTM 425 & lab 3 hours ENG 499 (Independent Study or approved internship) 3 hours
Electives 3 hours ENG 461/Elective 3 hours
Electives 6 hours PSYC 297 3 hours
CHI 302/Elective 3 hours ENG 388 3 hours
Total 15 hours Total 15 hours

Total: 122