Dec 06, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Film and Media Arts, B.F.A.


Admission Requirements

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:

Requirements for the Major


Community Experience (0-1 Credit Hour)


Credit version for first-year students only; B.F.A. pre-admits enroll in MSA 1101 their first term at SMU. Current SMU students admitted to the B.F.A. enroll in MSA 1001 the first fall after their acceptance.

Emphasis (12 Credit Hours)


Choose either production or screenwriting

Capstone Requirement (6 Credit Hours)


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Total for the Major Only: 51 or 52 Credit Hours