B.A. degree program in film with concentration in screenwriting
HEGIS code 1010
NYS SED program code 02023

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B.A. degree program in film - full information and requirements

Program/Department Advisers

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Kenny, Judith Director of Academic Affairs and Operations   201 West End Building judith.kenny76 @ brooklyn.cuny.edu By appointment only


Department requirements (33 credits)

All of the following: Film 1101, 3101W, 2115, 2116, 1201, 1301, 2301, 3301, 4301.

Students must take two additional advanced film courses, one of which may be substituted from the following: English 3301 or 3306; Television, Radio and Emerging Media 2616 or 3661 or 3662 or 3850; Theater 1101 or 1003. Screenwriting students are encouraged to select additional electives outside the department from the courses above as well as related writing courses across the curriculum.

The department chairperson or designee may allow substitutions consistent with the educational goals of the program for one or more requirements in any film concentration.

Students must complete each of the required courses for all concentrations with a grade of C or higher, except in specific instances in which a grade of B or higher is stipulated.

A student may not enroll for a third time in any course in which s/he has twice received a grade of D or lower or the administrative grades of W or WU. An exception may be made following written appeal, but only if a student can establish changed circumstances that would permit satisfactory performance in the course.

A student whose complete academic record includes a combination of six or more failing grades and withdrawals may not enroll in any course in the department without the written permission of the chairperson.

All majors are expected to fulfill college-wide requirements, including the CUNY Pathways curriculum, in a timely fashion. Any student who does not demonstrate satisfactory progress toward the completion of these requirements will be prohibited from taking upper-level courses in the major.

Film majors who have received transfer credits from other colleges and who are enrolled in a concentration other than film production must complete 18 credits in the Department of Film at Brooklyn College. Of these, six credits must be in the area of film studies.