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Film & Television

Bachelor of Arts

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The BA in Film and Television encourages students to pursue the study and creation of informed, dynamic, and innovative film and television arts and to understand the professional expectations of the field.  The BA provides students with a foundation in film and television history and contemporary aesthetic, narrative, and industry practices.  Through close textual analysis of formats and genres, students develop a deeper understanding of film and television creativity and storytelling.  Through industry and history courses, students appreciate how film and television are shaped by the global media economy (production, distribution, and exhibition) and by artistic and cultural forces. BA students experience best practices, standards, and the collaboration necessary to the creative process of film and television.  Throughout their time in the program, BA students have opportunities to participate in student productions as a producer or other creative contributor.

Major Details

College: College of Fine Arts
Admissions Requirements:

Math Required:


    This strand involves the general understanding and appreciation of how mathematics is used to solve problems in everyday life. The G-strand does not prepare a student for any further work grounded in mathematics and assumes the student will not proceed beyond the basic Foundations level noted above. Thus only those students whose major requires the most general knowledge of mathematics should take this strand.
Second Language Required:

4 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of fourth-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion of a two-course sequence beyond the second semester of post-secondary language instruction.
  • Completion with a C or higher of a 300- or 400-level language course at the post-secondary level.
  • Completion of one course beyond the third semester in combination with an AP (Advanced Placement) score, IB (International Baccalaureate) score or a CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) score determined by the individual language department.
  • An AP, IB, or CLEP language score determined by individual language departments.
  • A minimum of one semester study abroad in a language program approved by the appropriate language department as the equivalent of fourth-semester skill level.
4 Semesters
Fees: No
Pre-Major: No

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2017 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
FTV 100A Film & TV History, Beg-Mid 20th C 3
FTV 200 Film & TV Aesthetics 3
ENGL 101 3
Math 3
Second Language 4
2nd Semester
FTV 100B Film & TV History, Mid 20th C-Pres 3
ENGL 102 3
Second Language 4
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
3rd Semester
FTV 210 Intro to Production Practices 3
Second Language 4
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
4th Semester
FTV 270 Intro to Film & TV Industries 3
Second Language 4
Tier I General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
Minor 3
5th Semester
FTV 303 Professional Practices 1
FTV 360 Theories of Film & TV 3
FTV 370 US Film & TV Now 3
FTV 373 Producing I 3
FTV Major Elective 3
Minor 3
6th Semester
FTV 456 Race Class & Gender in Film & TV 3
FTV Producing Elective 3
FTV Major Elective 3
Minor 3
Minor 3
6th Semester Summer
FTV 493 Internship 3
7th Semester
FTV Production Elective 3
FTV History Elective 3
Minor 3
Tier II General Education 3
8th Semester
FTV 496C Senior Seminar 3
Minor 3
Tier II General Education 3
General Elective 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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