BGS in Film & Media Studies in Production

Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BGS in Film and Media Studies, Production concentration . To view the list of courses approved to fulfill KU Core Goals, please visit the KU Core website.

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
FMS 100 (Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking, Major Requirement)3FMS 200 (Goal 3 Arts and Humanities, Major Requirement)3
ENGL 101 (Goal 2.1 Written Communication (1 of 2))3FMS 380 (Major Requirement)3
First Year Seminar 3ENGL 102 (Goal 2.1 Written Communication (2 of 2) )3
Goal 3 Social Science3Goal 1.2 Quantitative Literacy3
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours73Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours73
 15 15
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
FMS 275 (Major Requirement)4FMS 301 (online)1
FMS Elective (1 of 2)3FMS Intermediate Production (1 of 2)13
Goal 2.2 Communication3FMS 310, 311, 312, 313, or 314 (FMS History)3
Goal 3 Natural Science3Goal 4.1 US Diversity23
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours73Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours73
 Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours72
 16 15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
FMS Elective (2 of 2)3FMS Intermediate Production (2 of 2)13
FMS 345, 350, or 355 (FMS Media)3FMS 530 (Major Requirement)3
Goal 4.2 Global Awareness43Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics3
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours73Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours73
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours73Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours73
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
FMS 593 or 59253FMS 585 (Goal 6, BGS Career (BGSC),Major Requirement)4
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours73Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours73
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours73Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours73
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours73Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours73
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours73Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours71
 15 14
Total Hours 120

Please note:

All students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are required to complete 120 total hours of which 45 hours must be at the Jr/Sr (300+) level.

The same course cannot be used to fulfill more than one KU Core Goal. However, overlap of a KU Core course with a major or degree-specific requirement is allowed. Overlapping is recommended to allow more opportunities to explore other majors and/or minors.


•    The FMS Department recommends no more than two production classes per semester.
•    FMS Elective can by any 300+ Film (FMS-coded) course (Production or Culture and Studies)
•   FMS 380, FMS 303, and FMS 302 are all topics courses meaning they can be repeated for credit as long as the topic differs.
•    Screenwriting Sequence: FMS 273 Basic Screenwriting offered in the Fall and FMS 373 Intermediate Screenwriting in the Spring.  FMS 273 is the pre-req for FMS 373.