2018-2019 Catalog 
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Cinema and Media Arts Production: Writing for Stage & Screen

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123 credits required to graduate

Bachelor of Arts - Cinema and Media Arts Production

The School of Liberal Arts offers the Bachelor’s of Arts degree with a major in Cinema and Media Arts Production (CMAP).  The B.A. program in CMAP serves students interested in acquiring hands-on experience with current digital media equipment and media techniques, along with those interested in examining scholarship in the areas of film studies and related media industries.  A degree in CMAP prepares students for a variety of careers, including on-set careers in film and television, production assistant, location scout, script supervisor, editorial assistant, scriptwriter, marketing, media law, media entertainment, publishing, social media, community arts, and higher education opportunities in graduate programs in film, television, and other media.  The CMAP program provides learning experiences of increasing levels of complexity and a curriculum that is interdisciplinary and enriching.  The program offers three tracks: Design and Production, Entertainment Industries Studies and Writing for Stage and Screen.


General Education Requirements (60 hours)

The primary objective of the general education requirements is to guarantee that all students seeking a Bachelors of Arts in Cinema and Media Arts Production (BA) degree will share a common body of knowledge drawn from a broad spectrum of subject areas.

Additional Requirements (3 hours)

The physical education requirement is comprised of one credit hour of Wellness and two credit hours of additional Physical Education courses.

Legislative Requirements

Georgia law requires that each candidate for a degree demonstrate knowledge of the history and constitution on the United States and Georgia.  These requirements may be met by receiving a passing grade in certain courses, or by passing the appropriate examination.  The courses and the requirement(s) each course satisfies are as follows:

  1. HIST 2111   or HIST 2112  satisfies the Georgia and U.S. history requirement (if taken at a University System of Georgia institution).
  2. POLS 1101   satisfies the Georgia and U.S. Constitution requirement (if taken at a University System of Georgia institution)
  3. Students with transfer credit (HIST 2111 , HIST 2112  or POLS 1101  ) from outside the University System of Georgia will need to contact the Testing Center regarding the legislative exams requirements.

Major Requirements (60 hours)

The major requirements consist of three to four areas, depending on the chosen track of study: CMAP Core, Concentration, and General Electives, an internship and a senior capstone experience.  The CMAP Core is designed to promote a common body of knowledge needed for proficiency across a wide range of industry standards in film, television, and other media industries, private and public sector organizations, and educational institutions and settings.  Concentration courses and the senior capstone experience allow students to delve further into their areas of specialization and complete a portfolio that represents their strengths in that specialization.  The internship (required for Design and Production, optional for the other two tracks) provides students practical work experience and networking opportunities related to their interests, along with possible career opportunities within the film and media industries.  General electives give students an opportunity to explore additional topics of interest at an advanced level.

Program Outcome Goals

  1. Effectively and clearly communicate information about film, television and other new media industries in oral and written form.
  2. Identify and analyze the interdisciplinary relationships that exist within the film, television and other media industries.
  3. Identify and apply fundamental pre-production, production, and post-production techniques through collaborative hands-on experiences inside and outside of the classroom.
  4. Demonstrate peer review skills during in-class workshops, production and/or writing workshops.
  5. Design, evaluate and create professional portfolio that illustrates the students’ skills, critical thinking and creative talent.
  6. Collaborate with industry professionals to learn skills related to networking and self-marketing.
  7. Acquire and apply the elements of story structure, character, conflict, and dialogue to effectively develop, write, direct, and edit scripts for theatre film, television and/or other web media.
  8. Recognize and integrate the elements of cinema and media arts production studies such as acting and pitching as they apply to script and screen writing.

General Education (60 semester hours)

Area A - Essential Skills (9 hours)

Area B - Institutional Option (4 hours)

Area C - Humanities/Fine Arts (6 hours)

Select one from the following:

Area D - Natural Sciences, Math, Technology (11 hours)

Area E - Social Science (12 hours)

Area F - Courses Related to the Program of Study (18 hours)

With a Grade of “C” or better

Remaining 3-6 hours selected from the following:

Additional Requirements (3 hours)

Program of Study (60 semester hours)

A grade of C or better is required in all courses

Required Cinema & Media Arts Production Courses (27-31 hours)

General Electives (14-18 hours)

Select 8-12 hours of 3000-4000 level courses in FILM/Cinema & Media Production in consultation with mentor

Select 6 hours of 2000 level or higher courss from any discipline or school in consultation with mentor


CMAP 4952  and

Select 5-15 of 2000 level or higher courses from any discipline or school of consultation with mentor. (FILM/Media Production Courses strongly recommended).

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