If you are excited by the possibilities of film and film production, learning more about the industry, and basic narrative techniques, add the minor and lend a creative spark to your degree.
Students pursuing the film and media production minor study the basic production processes of film while learning about the history and practices of the film and media industry as well as the cultural value of cinema, television and digital media.
At A Glance
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:
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The school offers a minor in film and media production, consisting of 18 credit hours of course work. A grade of "C" (2.00) or higher is required for all courses in the minor. All prerequisites for the minor courses must be met. Transfer students may transfer up to six credit hours toward the minor.
The following courses are required, for a total of 12 credit hours:
FMP 201 Film: The Creative Process I, HU (3)*
FMP 250 Sex and Violence in Film and TV: Ethics Survey (3)
FMP 300 Focus on Film: Film Production for Nonmajors (3)
THE 403 Independent Film, HU (3)
*Students considering a minor in theatre concurrently must complete an additional course in theatre or film to make up for the overlapping FMP 201 course.
Also required are six credit hours of upper-division electives related to film and media production. Choose from courses with the FMP, THP or THE prefix. Contact the school for options and course requirements.
Courses ordinarily limited to majors only are available to minors on a second-priority basis; that is, minors may not register for these courses early, but are allowed to register after all major students' needs have been met.
Depending upon a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.
GPA Requirement: None
Incompatible Majors: BA in film (filmmaking practices); BA in film (film and media production)
Other Enrollment Requirements: None
Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Students interested in pursuing a minor should consult their academic advisor to declare the minor and to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and the minor. Students should contact their academic advisor for more information.
A minor in film is an excellent addition to a variety of degrees and allows students to pursue their passions while also expanding their marketability within a competitive and growing media industry.