Minor in Video Production

About the Minor

The Minor in Video Production provides a thorough foundation in film-making craft. Once core required courses are completed, students have the opportunity to apply newly acquired skills in their choice of several advanced film production courses or to explore television studio production. 

The Minor in Video Production is open to all University students.

Required Courses
FMVD 110Basic Shooting and Lighting3.0
or FMTV 110 Basic Cinematography
FMVD 115Basic Editing3.0
or FMTV 115 Basic Editing
FMVD 120Basic Sound3.0
or FMTV 120 Basic Sound
SCRP 270 [WI] Screenwriting I3.0
Four of the following courses:12.0
Documentary Video Production
Documentary Film
Narrative Video Production
Narrative Film
Experimental Video Production
Experimental Film
Intermediate Lighting
Intermediate Lighting
Special Effects Make-up
Special Topics in Game Film & Video
Special Topics in Film & TV
Special Topics in Game Film & Video
Special Topics in Film & TV
Special Topics in Game Film & Video
Special Topics in Film & TV
Special Topics in Game Film & Video
Special Topics in Film & TV
Writing the Short Film
TV Studio: Basic Operations
Basic TV Studio
TV Studio: Live Directing
Intermediate TV Studio
Total Credits24.0

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.

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