The B.F.A. in film and media arts is a dual admit program: in order to be considered for the B.F.A. in film and media arts, a student must submit a portfolio of creative work (in video, film, or screenwriting) prior to matriculation. The portfolio will be reviewed by a faculty committee to determine acceptance into the B.F.A. program. Upon matriculation, a dually admitted student must complete FILM 1300 with a B- or better in order to declare the B.F.A. To be considered for acceptance into the B.F.A. program while in attendance at SMU, students must have completed FILM 1300 , FILM 1303 , and FILM 1304 with a cumulative 2.700 or better GPA between these courses (with no grade lower than a C- in any of them), and they must submit a portfolio. Students transferring from other universities must submit a portfolio, and must have completed FILM 1300 , FILM 1303 , and FILM 1304 (or equivalent courses from their previous university) and obtained a cumulative 2.700 or better GPA between these courses (with no grade lower than a C- in any of them) before they can declare to the major.
SMU Degree Requirements
An SMU undergraduate degree requires a minimum of 120 credit hours and must include completion of the University’s Common Curriculum , one major and a combination of electives and/or other majors or minors. Completion of certain majors requires more than 120 hours to finish the degree. The credit hours within this curriculum are distributed as follows: