May 23, 2024  
2022-2023 General Catalog 

Filmmaking (B.F.A.)

Program Summary

The BFA in Filmmaking is an interdisciplinary program, integrating areas of art and design, communication, media, English, history/sociology/anthropology, music, theatre, and content unique to the discipline of film. This program allows students to acquire a strong technical skillset with the writing and visual story-telling of meaningful ideas developed during the pre-production, production, and post-production of the film/video-making process.

Program Information

  • All courses must be passed with a “C” (2.0) or better to be counted in the major, but FILM 1100 FILM 2100 FILM 3900 , and FILM 4900  must be passed with a “B-” (2.7) or better.
  • Filmmaking accepts 20 new students into the program each Spring for the upcoming academic year. Students should apply after their first Freshman semester at SUU. Transfer students will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and admitted based on availability of seats. More information and an application can be found at

General Education Requirement (30-35 Credits)

See General Education  for course options.

  • Core Course Requirements (12-15 Credits)
  • Knowledge Area Requirements (16-20 Credits)

Please note: All students must complete a minimum of 30 credits between the Core and Knowledge Area requirements.

Filmmaking Curriculum (90 Credits)

Foundation Courses (15 Credits)


** These courses have additional prerequisites not required as part of the Filmmaking program, which may extend students’ time to graduation.

Free Electives (0-6 Credits)

Total elective credit is determined by General Education courses taken, degree type selected, additional credits earned, and any additional math or other prerequisite courses needed. For a bachelor’s degree, students must earn a minimum of 40 upper-division credits (courses numbered 3000-4999). Students may need to select additional upper-division courses not included in their major requirements in order to reach this minimum. Please consult your Student Success Advisor for details.

Total Credits, B.F.A.: 120-125 Credits