12 courses for all 3 areas/tracks (48 credits)
STUDIO ARTS (including photography) AND FILM/VIDEO PRODUCTION (including animation)
Introductory Studios: At least two courses should be completed by the end of the sophomore year related to the student's area of focus. Intro courses have two digits.
Intermediate/Advanced Studios: At least two courses should be completed by the end of the junior year related to the student's area of focus. Intermediate/advanced courses 3 digits, 100-299. Note: A film/video thesis will be allowed only if it represents the 5th and 6th courses in the medium of the thesis.
Historical and Theoretical Courses: At least two courses are required. These are seminar and lecture courses offered in AFVS that explore the history and theory of the moving image, the built environment, contemporary art, and critical studies. Appropriate courses offered in other departments can count toward the history and theory requirements with prior AFVS department approval.
AFVS 97: Sophomore Tutorial: Required of all AFVS concentrators during their first full term in the concentration, ordinarily sophomore spring
Electives within the concentration: Five additional courses in AFVS, two of which may be AFVS 99, the senior thesis or senior project tutorial. One elective within AFVS must be outside your main area, i.e., if you are in the film/video track, you will need to take a studio course and vice-versa. AFVS 99 is considered an elective and is not a required course.
Film and Visual Studies
Joint Concentrations in the production or making areas of AFVS and another concentration are somewhat rare as it often problematic to satisfy the requirements of both concentrations. If you are interested in pursuing a joint concentration, please make an appointment to speak with the Director of Undergraduate Studies. A thesis is required for all joint concentrators.