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.
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:
- HIST 2111 or HIST 2112 satisfies the Georgia and U.S. history requirement (if taken at a University System of Georgia institution).
- POLS 1101 satisfies the Georgia and U.S. Constitution requirement (if taken at a University System of Georgia institution)
- 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.
CMAP Program Goals
- Communicate effectively about film, television or other related mediat industries in oral and written form.
- Articulate the history, theories, and/or critical models of film, television, or other related media industries.
- Apply fundamental pre-production, production, and/or post-production techniques.
- Evaluate the peer review process of in-class workshops, production and/or writing workshops.
- Assemble a portfolio of work to be used for professional purposes and/or continuing education.
Design & Production Goals
1. Demonstrate proficiency involved in at least one of the following areas of specialization: Acting, Directing, Cinematography or Post-Production.
2. Combine elements of pre-production, production, and post-production techniques using film form and aesthetic effect at an advanced level to produce a short media project.
Writing for Stage & Screen
1. Write a properly formatted, script in standard scriptwriting format at an advanced level that effectively integrates elements of story structure, genre, character, conflict, and dialogue.
2. Prepare a professional pitch using the appropriate techniques for presenting stories and scripts to producers, managers, agents, studios, cable outlets, and/or networks in a mock pitch market environment.
Entertainment Industries Studies
1. Differentiate between various aesthetic and cultural models of media production (film, television, theatre, or other related media) beyond the dominant, mainstream Hollywood model of filmmaking and/or representation.
2. Produce formal analysis of a film, television series, or other related media format, through the use of professional writing technique, terminology and film or other related media theories