Undergraduate Catalog: 2021-22

Communication: Film BA

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in Communication Program graduates creative storytellers who engage audiences in professional, educational and entertaining messages. In film we promote professionalism, integrity and expertise. We create learning experiences that emphasize practical, hands-on projects that develop collaboration, problem solving, and storytelling skills.

Visual storytellers engage in writing, filming, and editing projects that create compelling stories for clients and audiences. Our program uniquely integrates courses in storytelling from film, photography, design, social media, and animation. Approached through a practical application process, the program ensures that students are adaptable to many creative careers.

Student Learning Outcomes

Program Outcomes Communication Film

  • Demonstrate knowledge and application of Film and Communication terminology and theories.
  • Demonstrate expertise in using the techniques and technology of production
  • Demonstrate and evaluate effective visual communication
  • Demonstrate problem-solving and creative decision-making in production
  • Critically analyze the social and cultural perspectives associated with the study of Film and Communication.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work independently and in team and group settings.

Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts in Communication: Film requires 120 credit hours:

  • 36-37 credit hours of Franciscan Core Curriculum courses
  • 54 credit hours in Major required courses
  • 29-30 credit hours in elective courses as needed

Program of Studies

The Bachelor of Arts in Communication: Film requires 120 credit hours:

  • Major required courses:
    • COMM 200, COMM 210, COMM 211, COMM 250, COMM 275, COMM 311, COMM 370, COMM 450, COMM 470, FILM 150, FILM 250, FILM 225, FILM 350, FILM 341, FILM 400, ART 180, ART 248, COMM 497, One directed ENGL course (ENGL 206, ENGL 208, ENGL 240, ENGL 253, ENGL 255, ENGL 263, ENGL 271, ENGL 305, ENGL 330, ENGL 370)
  • 36-37 credit hours of Franciscan Core Curriculum courses
  • 29-30 credit hours in elective courses as needed

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Bachelor of Arts in Communication Program must meet University of Saint Francis admission requirements.

Progression Requirements

None beyond USF standards.

Graduation Requirements

None beyond USF standards.