University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Film and Television Studies

Major & Minor Requirements

Whether you are a first year or finishing up your college experience, this section of the website can help you plan. Please refer to the information below for major/minor course requirements as well as course information.

Be sure to check with the College of Arts and Sciences Degree Requirements for information on General and Distribution Requirements required for graduation.

 

Major in Film and Television Studies:

Thirty-three credits in Film and Television Studies, including:

  • Two introductory courses from:
    • FTS 007 – Development of Motion Picture I:Origin-1930
    • FTS 008 - Development of Motion Picture II:1930-1960
    • FTS 009 - History of Television
    • FTS 010 - Development of Motion Picture III:1960-2000

  • Four core intermediate courses:
    • FTS 121 - Film/Television Theory
    • FTS 122 - Film/TV Genre and Auteur
    • FTS 123 - Global Studies in Film/TV
  • One from FTS 130 - FTS 139:
    • FTS 131 - Advanced Film/TV Theory
    • FTS 132 - Studies in Advanced Film/TV History (topics change each semester, may be repeated)
    • FTS 133 - Studies in Documentary/Avant-garde Cinema (topics change each semester, may be repeated)
    • FTS 134 - Contemporary Topics in Film/TV (topics change each semester, may be repeated)
    • FTS 135 - D1:Race & Ethnicity in Film/TV (topics change each semester, may be repeated)

  • Three additional 100-level, or above, courses from the FTS offerings, which may include additional courses from the core intermediate courses, or from the list below:
    • FTS 141 - Film & Video Production I
    • FTS 142 - Film & Video Production II (topics change each semester, may be repeated)
    • FTS 143 - Film Theory and Practice (topics change each semester, may be repeated)
    • FTS 144 - Screenwriting I
    • FTS 145 - Screenwriting II
    • FTS 191/192 - Internship--Only three credits of FTS 191/FTS 192 may count toward the major.
    • FTS 195/196 - Intermediate Special Topics
    • FTS 197/198 - Readings & Research (Independent study arranged in conjunction with a faculty member.)
    • FTS 295/296 - Advanced Special Topics
  • One senior seminar from FTS 271 or FTS 272. Advanced level investigations into the critical study of film and/or television.
  • One course at any level from the FTS offerings.

FTS offerings includes all FTS courses listed in the catalogue, and courses on media studies and production in other departments in the College of Arts and Sciences approved by the FTS and listed on the FTS website each semester.

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