Digital Film Making - Bachelor of Creative Media

Students must complete all university requirements and the Digital Film Making curriculum outlined below. All Digital Film Making Curriculum requirements must be completed with a grade of C- or higher.

Requirements

Prefix Title Credits
Area I: Communications10
English Composition - Level 1 1
English Composition - Level 2 1
Oral Communication 1
Area II: Mathematics 1, 23-4
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences 110-11
Area III: Laboratory Sciences Course (4 credits)
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (3 credits)
Either an Area III/IV: Laboratory Science Course or Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (4 credits or 3 credits)
Area V: Humanitites 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 13
General Education Elective 13-4
Viewing a Wider World 36
Departmental/College Requirements
Foundation Courses
FDMA 1555Introduction to the Creative Media Industry 43
FDMA 2510Introduction to Sound Design for Film3
or FDMA 1415 Principles of Sound
FDMA 2520Introduction to Cinematography3
or FDMA 1210 Digital Video Production I
FDMA 1220Introduction to Digital Video Editing 53
FDMA 2382Principles of Story Across the Media 43
or ENGL 2382 Narrative: Principles of Story Across the Media
FDMA 2310History of Cinema I3
FDMA 303Cinema Review and Critique3
or ENGL 303 Theory and Criticism: Film, Media and Culture
or ENGL 326 Cultural Identity and Representation Across the Media
FDMA 314Acting for Film3
or THEA 311 Acting for Film and Television
FDMA 328Producing3
or FDMA 305 Business of Filmmaking/Animation
FDMA 497Portfolio Design and Development3
FDMA Elective Courses
Select 27 credits from the following (21 credits must be 300 level and above): 627
History of Animation3
Storyboarding3
Storyboarding
Beginning 2D Animation3
Foundations of 3D Animation3
Film Crew I/ Introduction to Film and Media Workflow 69
Film Crew II 69
Digital Video Production I 63
Digital Video Production II 63
Digital Video Editing II 63
Pre-production Management 63
History of Cinema II3
Sound Design II3
Business of Filmmaking/Animation3
Writing for Animation3
Screenwriting I3
Cinematography II3
Editing II3
Adventures in Genre3
Border Cinema Around the World3
Documentary Production3
Race and Gender in Film3
Visual Effects I3
Directing I3
Directing II3
Practicum1-3
Special Topics3
Directed Studies1-6
Cinematography III3
Screenwriting II3
Advanced Screenwriting3
Internship1-12
Second Language Requirement: (not required)
Electives: to bring the total to 120 credits 725
Total Credits120-123
1

 See the General Education section of the catalog for a full list of courses.

2

A Mathematics course is required for the degree but students may need to take any prerequisites needed to enter the course first.

3

 See the Viewing a Wider World section of the catalog for a full list of courses.

4

Required pre-application course for DFM

5

Course may be taken at an NMSU community college.

6

See course descriptions in the designated community college campuses.

7

Elective credit may vary based on prerequisites, dual credit, AP credit, double majors, and/or minor coursework. The amount indicated in the requirements list is the amount needed to bring the total to 120 credits and may appear in variable form based on the degree. However students may end up needing to complete more or less on a case-by-case basis and students should discuss elective requirements with their advisor.

 Second Language Requirement

For the Bachelor of Creative Media with a major in Digital Film Making there is no second language requirement for the degree.

A Suggested Plan of Study

This roadmap assumes student  placement in MATH 1130G Survey of Mathematics and ENGL 1110G Composition I. The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and english. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
English Composition - Level 1 Course 1 4
Composition I (Recommended)
Area II: Mathematics Course 1 3-4
Survey of Mathematics (Recommended)
FDMA 1555 Introduction to the Creative Media Industry (B- or better) 3
FDMA 2382
Principles of Story Across the Media (B- or better)
or Narrative: Principles of Story Across the Media
3
Elective Course 2 3
 Credits16-17
Spring
Oral Communication Course 3
Select one from the following:
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agriculture
Introduction to Communication
Public Speaking
Introduction to Communication Honors
Area III: Laboratory Sciences Course 3 4
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course 3 3
Area V: Humanities Course 3 3
Either an Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences Course or Social/Behavioral Sciences Course 3 3-4
 Credits16-17
Second Year
Fall
English Composition - Level 2 3
Choose one from the following:
Professional & Technical Communication
Writing in the Humanities and Social Science
General Education Elective Course 3 3-4
FDMA 2510
Introduction to Sound Design for Film
or Principles of Sound
3
FDMA 2520
Introduction to Cinematography
or Digital Video Production I
3
FDMA 1220 Introduction to Digital Video Editing 3
 Credits15-16
Spring
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 3 3
FDMA 2310 History of Cinema I 3
FDMA Elective Course 4 3
FDMA Elective Course 4 3
Elective Course 2 4
 Credits16
Third Year
Fall
Viewing A Wider World Course 5 3
FDMA 314
Acting for Film
or Acting for Film and Television
3
Choose one from the following: 3
Cinema Review and Critique
Theory and Criticism: Film, Media and Culture
Cultural Identity and Representation Across the Media
FDMA Elective Course (Upper- Division) 4 3
Elective Course 2 3
 Credits15
Spring
Viewing A Wider World Course 5 3
FDMA 328
Producing
or Business of Filmmaking/Animation
3
FDMA Elective Course (Upper-Division) 4 3
FDMA Elective Course (Upper Division) 4 3
Elective Course 2 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Fall
FDMA 497 Portfolio Design and Development 3
FDMA Elective Course (Upper-Division) 4 3
FDMA Elective Course (Upper-Division) 4 3
Elective Course 2 3
Elective Course 2 3
 Credits15
Spring
FDMA Elective Course(Upper Division) 4 3
FDMA Electives Course (Upper Division) 4 3
Elective Course 2 3
Elective Course 2 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits120-123
1

 These courses must be taken with a C- of better

2

Elective credit may vary based on prerequisites, dual credit, AP credit, double majors, and/or minor coursework. The amount indicated in the requirements list is the amount needed to bring the total to 120 credits and may appear in variable form based on the degree. However students may end up needing to complete more or less on a case-by-case basis and students should discuss elective requirements with their advisor.

3

See the General Education section of the catalog for a full list of courses.

4

FDMA Elective Courses:

Las Cruces Campus Courses

Community College Courses

5

 See the Viewing a Wider World section of the catalog for a full list of courses.