Concentration Requirements

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

    Introductory Courses: Two courses comprising Art, Film and Visual Studies 70, “The Art of Film” and one other double-digit seminar or lecture course in film and visual studies offered within the department.
     
    AFVS 97: Sophomore Tutorial: Required of all AFVS concentrators during their first full term in the concentration, ordinarily sophomore spring
     
    AFVS 98: Junior Tutorial: Required of all AFVS concentrators in the Film and Visual Studies track
     
    Advanced Film Studies Seminars: At least three advanced (100-level or above) seminars in film and visual studies.
     
    Electives: Three courses directly related to film and visual studies, including an AFVS film production or studio course of the student’s choosing. Offerings under this heading will include both film and visual studies classes offered in AFVS by regular and visiting faculty as well as pertinent film studies classes offered in departments outside of AFVS with prior departmental approval.
     
    Thesis or Senior Project: Students who write a thesis or senior project essay will enroll in AFVS 99, which constitutes two courses. Students are strongly encouraged to write a thesis or senior project essay, though it is not required. Students who choose not to write a thesis will instead take two additional advanced film and visual studies courses (these choices are subject to the approval of the Director of Undergraduate Studies). AFVS 99 is considered an elective and is not a required course.
    *Note: Students should consult with the Director of Undergraduate Studies or the Manager of Academic Programs to discuss which courses in other departments may count toward AFVS film and visual studies requirements.

      Joint Concentration

      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.