The FAVS program offers a 120-credit multidisciplinary BA degree, which spans units, including Art and Visual Technology, Communication, English, History and Art History, Modern and Classical Languages, New Century College, and Theater. Students study film theory, criticism, ethics, video production, screenwriting, and the business of film and video.
The BA degree includes 40 credits of required general education courses, 50 credits of major courses, including core courses; practicum courses; history, analysis, and theory courses; and courses within areas of the following concentrations: production, screenwriting, or business. In addition, all students must complete a minor or take a foreign language.
AVT 204: Visual Thinking
COMM 355: Video Production I
ENGH 319: Film and Video Forms
COMM 454 or FAVS 352: Film Ethics
FAVS 355: Business of Film and Video
THR 482 or FAVS 470: Film and Video Screenwriting
FAVS 100: Film Colloquium
FAVS 450: Internship
FAVS 498: Creative Producing and Development
FAVS 499: Senior Project
History, Analysis, and Theory (HAT) Elective Requirement: Students must take 6 credits of approved courses in this area.*
The FAVS program offers concentrations in production, scriptwriting, or business. Each concentration is 15 credits, with three required courses and two elective courses.
COMM 360: Video Editing
FAVS 335: Sound and Lighting
FAVS 365: Documentary Filmmaking or FAVS 375: Fiction Film Directing
Plus two production elective courses*
ENGH 396: Introduction to Creative Writing
FAVS 483: Feature-Length Scriptwriting
GAME 332: Story Design for Computer Games
Plus two screenwriting elective courses*
AMGT 405: Seminar in Arts Management
COMM 375: Mass Communication Advertising and Promotions
FAVS 399: Special Topics in Film Business/Marketing
Plus two business elective courses*
*For elective course listings, please visit the GMU Catalog and select your current catalog year or contact the FAVS Academic Advisor.