Directing Concentration, Film & Television (BFA)

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Course Requirements

Course Title Quarter Hours
ANI 101ANIMATION FOR NON-MAJORS4
CP 320PRE-PRODUCTION FOR CINEMA (FORMERLY DC 323)4
DOC 224DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION I (FORMERLY DC 289)4
FILM 170THE ART OF PRODUCTION DESIGN (FORMERLY DC 121)4
FILM 210CINEMA PRODUCTION II (FORMERLY DC 310)4
FILM 232CREATIVE METHODOLOGIES FOR FILM AND TELEVISION (FORMERLY DC 213)4
FILM 235FILM AESTHETICS: TIME, SPACE, AND MEMORY (FORMERLY DC 273)4
FILM 236FILM PHILOSOPHY FOR MAJORS (FORMERLY DC 226)4
FILM 250CINEMATOGRAPHY I (FORMERLY DC 275)4
FILM 279VISUAL DESIGN (FORMERLY DC 376)4
FILM 290TOPICS IN DIGITAL CINEMA (FORMERLY DC 270)4
or FILM 390 ADVANCED TOPICS IN CINEMA (FORMERLY DC 370)
SCWR 120FILM STRUCTURE FOR MAJORS (FORMERLY DC 221)4
or SCWR 150 TELEVISION GENRES (FORMERLY DC 229)
SCWR 301STORY DEVELOPMENT (FORMERLY DC 300)4
SCWR 302WRITING THE FEATURE SCREENPLAY (FORMERLY DC 301)4
SCWR 308WRITING THE SHORT FILM FOR PRODUCTION (FORMERLY DC 343)4
CP 310INTRODUCTION TO THE MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY (FORMERLY DC 389)4
or CP 340 INTRODUCTION TO FILM PRODUCING (FORMERLY DC 385)
or CP 360 PRODUCING TELEVISION (FORMERLY TV 385)
or CP 366 THE BUSINESS OF TELEVISION (FORMERLY TV 289)
FILM 115TELEVISION PRODUCTION I (FORMERLY TV 271)4
FILM 285DIRECTING (FORMERLY DC 390)4
FILM 385DIRECTING II (FORMERLY DC 392)4
FILM 397CAPSTONE DEVELOPMENT (FORMERLY DC 397)4
FILM 398DIGITAL CINEMA CAPSTONE (FORMERLY DC 398)4
MCS 274DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN CINEMA AND TELEVISION4
VFX 200INTRODUCTION TO VISUAL EFFECTS4

Major Electives

One (1) major elective is required. Major Elective can be chosen from any 200-level or 300-level ANI, DC, TV, or VFX course. Students must earn a grade of C- or higher in all major elective courses.​

Open Electives

Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirements of 192 hours.

See www.cdm.depaul.edu to see sample schedule of course requirements on a year-by-year basis.