Curriculum Requirements

Core Courses
CIM 103Survey of Motion Pictures3
CIM 126Introduction to Screenwriting3
CIM 151Introduction to Digital Production3
CIM 204History of International Cinema I3
COM 250Freedom of Expression and Communication Ethics3
Advanced Writing and Communication Skills Requirement
COS 211Public Speaking3
or COS 333 Business Communication
or JMM 233 Television Performance
Other Required Courses
CIM 205History of International Cinema II3
CIM 251Motion Picture Workshop: Storytelling3
CIM 364Business of Motion Pictures3
Select four of the following:12
Introduction to Film Production
Legal Aspects of Motion Pictures
Motion Picture Marketing and Distribution 4
Media Distribution for Film and Television
Producing the Motion Picture
Motion Picture Internship
Projects and Directed Research
Select one of the following:3
Introduction To Game Design
Nonfiction Film and Digital Media
Film Directors
Aspects of Contemporary Cinema
Representations of Sport in Popular Culture
Genres
National Cinemas
Women, Media, and Popular Culture
Media Activism
Select one additional Motion Picture elective 33
Suggested Electives might include, but are not limited to:
Understanding Media And Content In The Digital Age
Media Research And Analysis
Strategic Media Management
Media Technology
Marketing Foundations
Additional Requirements 1,2
ENG 105 & ENG 1066
MTH 113 or JMM 285 or STC 1033
People and Society Cognate9
STEM Cognate9
Minor, Second Major and Electives48
Total Credit Hours120
1

School of Communication students are required to complete a minimum of a minor (inside or outside of the school) in addition to their Communication major to graduate. For an optional 2nd major, please see your advisor. 

2

School of Communication students must complete 6 credits of English Composition unless exempt based on SAT/ACT score or AP/IB exam, 3-6 credits of Mathematics, University Cognates and the Advanced Writing and Communication Skills Proficiency requirement. 

Upper Level Elective Requirement

36 credits at the 300 level or higher are required for graduation. These credits may be earned from your major, minor and/or second major, and electives. 

3

If this elective is outside the Motion Pictures major (but within the School of Communication) it must be approved by the chair.  

4

 Students may only take CIM 462 or JMM 434.  Both courses will not count for the major.

Suggested Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
CIM 103 Survey of Motion Pictures 1 3
CIM 151 Introduction to Digital Production 3
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MTH 113, JMM 285,
Finite Mathematics
or Applied Statistics for Journalism and Media Management
or Statistical Reasoning For Strategic Communication
3
People and Society Cognate 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
CIM 126 Introduction to Screenwriting 3
CIM 251 Motion Picture Workshop: Storytelling 3
ENG 106 English Composition II 3
People and Society Cognate  
STEM Cognate 3
Minor, Second Major or Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Sophomore Year
Fall
CIM 204 History of International Cinema I 3
CIM 364 Business of Motion Pictures 3
COM 250 Freedom of Expression and Communication Ethics 3
People and Society Cognate 3
STEM Cognate 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
CIM 205 History of International Cinema II 3
COS 211, 333,
Public Speaking
or Business Communication
or Television Performance
3
STEM Cognate 3
Minor, Second Major or Elective 3
Minor, Second Major or Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Junior Year
Fall
CIM 394 or JMM 434 Special Topics in Motion Pictures (Distribution)
or Media Distribution for Film and Television
3
CIM 351 or 462 Introduction to Film Production
or Motion Picture Marketing and Distribution
3
Minor, Second Major or Elective 3
Minor, Second Major or Elective 3
Minor, Second Major or Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
CIM 409 Legal Aspects of Motion Pictures 3
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction To Game Design  
Nonfiction Film and Digital Media  
Film Directors  
Aspects of Contemporary Cinema  
Representations of Sport in Popular Culture  
Genres  
National Cinemas  
Women, Media, and Popular Culture  
Media Activism  
Minor, Second Major or Elective 3
Minor, Second Major or Elective 3
Minor, Second Major or Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Senior Year
Fall
CIM 465 Producing the Motion Picture 3
Minor, Second Major or Elective 3
Minor, Second Major or Elective 3
Minor, Second Major or Elective 3
Minor, Second Major or Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
Select 3 credits in CIM electives 3
Minor, Second Major or Elective 3
Minor, Second Major or Elective 3
Minor, Second Major or Elective 3
Minor, Second Major or Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours120
1

 This course is a prerequisite.