2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
    Oct 18, 2021  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Motion Pictures, BA (GPS)


This plan outlines a four-year path to graduation. You are expected to satisfy all “success marker” courses, grades, and GPAs as specified. For part-time students and students needing to complete background material, this schedule represents the order in which courses should be taken. This suggested plan to four-year graduation does not replace regular advising appointments. Some course offerings may change.

For additional information:

Term One


Total: 16 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.25 or better; Complete ENG 1100  and MP 1310  with C or better

Term Two


Total: 16 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.25 or better; complete MP 2310  with C or better

Term Three


Total: 15 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.25 or better; complete one MTH course; complete one language course

Term Four


Total: 15 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.25 or better; complete ENG 2100  with C or better

Term Five


Total: 15 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.25 or better

Term Six


  • MP Course - Motion Pictures 3300-Level Course Credit Hour(s): 3
  • Credit Hour(s): 3
  • QT Course - Research Methods Credit Hour(s): 3 ***
  • LA Course - ART HST or PLS or REL or TH or WMS Course Credit Hour(s): 3
  • CORE - Wright State Core Course Credit Hour(s): 3

Total: 15 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.25 or better; complete 20 upper-level credits

Term Seven


  • MP Course - Motion Pictures 3300-Level Course Credit Hour(s): 3
  • Credit Hour(s): 3
  • PHL Course - Philosophy Course Credit Hour(s): 3
  • LA Course - ART HST or PLS or REL or TH or WMS Course Credit Hour(s): 3
  • GE - General Elective Credit Hour(s): 4

Total: 16 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.25 or better

Term Eight


  • MP Course - Motion Pictures 3300-Level Course Credit Hour(s): 3
  • LA Course - ART HST or PLS or REL or TH or WMS Course Credit Hour(s): 3
  • UL - Upper-level Elective Credit Hour(s): 3
  • GE - General Elective Credit Hour(s): 3
  • GE - General Elective Credit Hour(s): 4

Total: 16 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.25 or better

Note(s):


*Languages include Arabic (ARA), American Sign Language (ASL), Chinese (CHI), French (FR), German (GER), Greek (GR), Latin (LAT), and Spanish (SPN).

**MP 3340  (Documentary Film: History and Theory) is specifically required but is taught only once every two years;

***PHL 3000  and Research Methods can be taken in place of each other in the schedule, but they must both be completed.

Program Description


Students in this program have excelled in their profession, and their accomplishments have included producing and writing feature-length and short form films and winning Golden Globe and Emmy awards. Students’ films have been awarded featured screenings and awards in the most important regional and national festivals in the country, including the Sundance Film Festival, the New York Expo of Short Film and Video, the Big Muddy Festival, the Black Maria Festival, The Charlotte Film Festival, the College and Independent Film Festival, the Athens International Film Festival, the David Wolper Documentary Achievement Reel, the Wexner Center, the Houston International Film Festival, and the Denver International Film Festival, among many others. Internationally, student films have won awards at the Cork International Film Festival in Ireland, the Calgary International Film Festival in Canada, and the Locarno International Festival in Switzerland. The motion pictures area has also won the Festival Jury Prize for the body of its students’ film at the Festival Internacional de cinema in Portugal, as well as a featured sidebar at the British Short Film Festival of London. As well, students and alumni filmmakers have participated in the American Independent Feature Market, have won grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, have had their work broadcast on HBO and national PBS, and had their films purchased for distribution nationally and internationally. Students have worked in virtually all components of the film and television industry: including as an advertising creative director, as a Hollywood cinematographer, as a producer of features, as a computer special effects artist, as a videographer, as a writer in the Writer Guild of America, as a cinema scenic artist and designer, as a storyboard artist, as crew member for Hollywood features, as a director, as a DVD graphics designer, as a Technicolor specialist, and as editor for both feature and documentary projects, among other positions.

Career Opportunities


For career information, please visit Wright State University Career Services:

http://www.wright.edu/careerservices

Campus Contact Information


Wright State University Department of Theatre, Dance, and Motion Pictures
T148 Creative Arts Center
theatre_arts@wright.edu
937-775-3072

http://www.wright.edu/tdmp/motionpictures/

Additional Comments


Academic success resources (math, writing, tutoring): http://www.wright.edu/uc/success/

Admissions: http://www.wright.edu/admissions/

Financial Aid: http://www.wright.edu/financialaid/

Transitional Advising WebPage (TAP): http://www.wright.edu/semesters-advising