BA in Film & Media Studies with concentration in Production

Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BA in Film and Media Studies with a 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)3FMS 200 (Goal 3 Arts and Humanities)3
ENGL 101 (Goal 2.1 Written Communication/BA Writing I)13FMS 3803
Goal 3 Social Science3ENGL 102 (Goal 2.1 Written Communication/BA Writing II)13
1st Semester Language (BA Second Language)52nd Semester Language (BA Second Language)5
UNIV 1011 
 15 14
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
FMS 2754FMS 301 (online)1
FMS Elective (1 of 2)3FMS Intermediate Production (1 of 2)23
Goal 3 Natural Science3FMS 310, 311, 312, 313, or 314 (FMS History)3
BA Laboratory/Field Experience (LFE)1Goal 2.2 Communication3
Goal 1.2 Quantitative Literacy34th Semester Language, or 1st Semester of Another Language, unless req for mjr (BA Second Language)103
3rd Semester Language (BA Second Language)3Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours93
 17 16
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
FMS Elective (2 of 2)3FMS Intermediate Production (2 of 2)23
FMS 345, 350, or 355 (FMS Media)3FMS 5303
BA Quantitative Reasoning (BAQR)33Goal 4.2 Global Awareness43
Goal 4.1 US Diversity53Goal 5 Social Responsbility and Ethics63
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours93Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours93
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
FMS 593 or 59273FMS 585 (Goal 6 Integration and Creativity)4
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours93Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours93
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours93Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours93
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours93Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours93
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours93 
 15 13
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 a semester. 
  • FMS Elective can be any Film (FMS-coded) course (Production or Culture and Studies)
  • FMS 380, FMS 302, FMS 303 are topics courses meaning they can be repeated for credit as long as 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