Students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher to complete requirements for the MFA. A grade lower than B in any course will not be counted toward graduation.
I. Prerequisite courses:
ART 3325 Advanced Problems in Design or equivalent determined by advisor
MCOM 4740 Television Production or equivalent determined by advisor
II. Common Core - Required Courses: (21-27 hours)
IFDI 5702 Digital Film Production (3)
IFDI 5444 Digital Photographic Imaging (3)
IFDI 8100 Survey of Indep. Film and Digital Imaging (3)
IFDI 8800 Internship (6-9)
IFDI 8990 Master's Thesis Project: (6-9)
Note: Not all courses are offered in all years or all terms. Many are offered just once per calendar year. Students are strongly advised to arrange appointments to consult with their advisors prior to beginning the program.
III. Ethics, Theory and Aesthetics Selectives (9-15 hours)
Select two to four of the following:
IFDI 5410/ART 5542 History of Photography (3)
IFDI 5420 Film and TV Documentary (3)
IFDI 8400 Graduate Film Seminar (3)
IFDI 8420 Clinical Practices in Contemporary Photo (3)
IFDI 8850 Digital Imaging Thesis Development Seminar (3)
ART 5520 Art in Context (3)
ART 8810 Studies in Art (3)
ENGL 5485 Film: Analysis, Criticism, Ideologies (3)
ENGL 7300 Seminar: Philosophy in Literature (3)
COMS 5010 Communication Ethics (3)
MCOM 5040 Film Seminar (3)
IV. Applied Courses Selectives (21-31 hours)
Select five to eight courses, as listed on the study plan.
V. Electives (up to 9 hours)
Up to 9 credit hours taken at Governors State University, drawn from CAS and at the 5000 level and higher, may be counted toward total credit hours allowable for graduation.
VI. Total - 60 Hours