Admission to the program is restricted to a maximum of 15 students at any given time on a “rolling” basis. Admitted students will have maintained a G.P.A of 3.5 over the course of completing an undergraduate degree. All students must submit a portfolio demonstrating advanced proficiency and creative promise
While admission to the program does not require an undergraduate major in Film, Video, or Photography, an undergraduate major in these or in one of the following fields is: media, multimedia, communications, English, speech, or liberal arts. In addition, students are expected to have demonstrable competence in digital technology and in oral and written
Admission to Candidacy
After admission as a degree-seeking student, a student also must apply for candidacy. Application for candidacy should be made at the beginning of the trimester in which the student expects to fulfill the candidacy requirements. Application forms are available in the college office. To qualify for degree candidacy, a student must:
- Completion of the following core courses the: IFDI 5702, IFDI 5444, IFDI 8100, ART 3325, and MCOM 4740 with a grade of "B" or better;
- Completion of 12 courses from the selective sequences with a grade point average of 3.5 or better; and
- Completion of an approved proposal for both a thesis project and internship.
More detailed candidacy information is available through the division office or the student’s advisor.
Internship and Thesis/Project
As part of this degree program, students will pursue both an internship and thesis/project.
The student independently pursues a field-related internship and develops an agreement with assistance of the internship site coordination. Upon approval of the coordinator, the student may register for IFDI880 Internship with the GSU coordinator. The GSU coordinator must be full-time faculty in ART, MCOM, or IFDI.
In the thesis/project, the student selects a committee consisting of a thesis / project advisor and two additional faculty members, and then develops a proposal acceptable to the committee. Faculty advisors and readers must be drawn from full-time faculty in IFDI, ART, or MCOM. Students may register for IFDI 8990 once the committee has approved the student’s proposal. The student then completes a project/production with the guidance of the thesis/project advisor. A paper must accompany all projects submitted for evaluation. Once the project is completed and approved by the committee, a grade is assigned.
For Additional information, Please see the Graduate Thesis/Culminating Experience Handbook