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Film, Video and Media


Bachelor of Arts

This cooperative program with Pittsburgh Filmmakers is meant to provide majors with the necessary background to pursue a career in any aspect of the film, video and media industries in activities ranging from writing and directing to editing, producing and animation.

To successfully complete the Film, Video and Media major, the following are required:

  • 30 credits of Major Requirements
  • 24 credits of Pittsburgh Filmmakers Required courses
  • 18 credits of Pittsburgh Filmmakers Electives (to be chosen in consultation with academic advisor)
  • 34 credits of CORE Curriculum courses
  • 14 credits of General Electives

A minimum of 120 credits is required for degree, the last 30 of which must be completed at La Roche College.

Major Requirements: 30 credits

CMET1001 Human Communication
CMET1002 Mass Media & Digital Communication
CMET3005 Message Design & Media
ENGL2040 Creative Writing I
ENGL2043 Film Analysis: Form, History, Ideology
ENGL3035 Writing for Television & Radio
GCDN1025 Fundamentals of Electronic Publishing
ISTC1005 Practical Computer Applications
ISTC2008 Introduction to Cyberspace
MRKT2021 Marketing Management
  Pittsburgh Film Makers Requirements: 24 credits

FVMA1001 Photographic and Motion Pictures
FVMA1004 International Film History
FVMA1006 Film Production I
FVMA1007 Elements of Film
FVMA1010 Intro to Film Theory & Criticism
FVMA2025 Technical Directing
FVMA2028 Intro to Screenwriting
FVMA3034 Producing for Film and Video