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The Film Pathway allows Interdisciplinary Studies majors an opportunity to shape a program of study according to their interests and goals.

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Pathway Information

As Interdisciplinary Studies majors, Film Pathway students learn theories and methods enabling them to achieve creative and analytical works by integrating insights and techniques from multiple Film disciplines. Film Pathway students can also earn the Georgia Film Academy Film & Television Production Certificate within the major.

If you have any questions, please contact the Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Andy Walter, (awalter@westga.edu).

IDS MAJORS

All IDS majors complete an XIDS course sequence through which they learn interdisciplinary concepts and method, culminating with a capstone project that reflects their intellectual and career interests:

FOUNDATION COURSES

Required:

  • At least two, depending on selected tracks (see below)

Strongly recommended for all Film tracks:

  • FILM 2100 - History and Theory of Film

FILM TRACKS:

Students in the Film Pathway select at least two of the following tracks:

SCREENWRITING

Foundation:

  • ENGL 2060 Intro to Creative Writing

Upper Level:

  • Required: ENGL 3200 Intermediate Creative Writing (Topic: Screenwriting)

Choose any two

  • COMM 3305 Short Form Screenwriting & Analysis
  • ENGL 3200 Intermediate Creative Writing (Different genre than screenwriting)
  • ENGL 4210 Advanced Creative Writing (Topic: Screenwriting)
  • THEA 3415 Playwriting I
  • THEA 4415 Playwriting II

Mentor: Dr. Alison Umminger

ART AND LENS-BASED MEDIA

Foundation:

Required:

  • ART 1006 Design I (2D)
  • ART 1007 Drawing I

Upper Level:

  • Art 3701 Introduction to Photography

Choose any two

  • ART 3704 Intro to Time-Based Media/Video I
  • ART 4702 From Still to Moving Images
  • ART 4007 Digital Media for the Artist

Mentor: Dr. Mark Schoon

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Foundation:

  • THEA 2214 Concepts in Theatre & Film Design
  • THEA 2224 Drafting and CAD

Upper Level: Choose any three

  • THEA 3201 Stage and Film Craft II
  • THEA 3212 Period Styles in Design
  • THEA 3214 Scenic Design
  • THEA 3215 Lighting Design
  • THEA 3290 Costume Design
  • COMM 4405 Sound Design

Mentor: Dr. Alan Yeong-Marcello

 

PRODUCTION

Foundation:

  • COMM 1154 Intro to Mass Communication

Upper Level:

Required

  • COMM 3553 Fundamentals of Film

Choose any two

  • COMM 4405 Sound Design
  • COMM 4406 Digital Cinematography & Image Design
  • COMM 4407 Film & Video Post-Production
  • COMM 4408 Producing Film & Video Production
  • COMM 4425 Documentary Practices

Mentor: Dr. Deon Kay

PERFORMANCE

Foundation:

  • THEA 2491 Acting for the Camera
  • THEA 2292 Contemporary Scene Study
  • THEA 2291 Developing a Character

Upper Level:

Required

  • THEA 3491 Advanced Acting for the Cinema

Choose any two

  • THEA 3391 Acting Shakespeare
  • THEA 3392 Period Scene Study
  • THEA 4291 Advanced Voice
  • THEA 4293 Advanced Movement
  • THEA 4412 Business of Acting

Mentor: Dr. Jonathan Kitt

CRITICAL STUDIES

Foundation:

  • FILM 2080 Intro to the Art of Film
  • FILM 2100 History and Theory of Film

Upper Level:

Choose any three

  • ENGL 4109 Film as Literature
  • COMM 3356 Film and Culture 
  • FILM 4081 Independent Study
  • PHIL 3160 Philosophy in Literature and Film
  • GRMN 4220 German Culture through Film
  • FREN 4200 French Film Internship
  • FREN 4210 French Literature and Film
  • SPAN 4200 Hispanic Film & Literature

Mentor: Dr. Karen Dollinger

Contact

Contact Us

Dr. Andy Walter
Director, Center of Interdisciplinary Studies
(678) 839-4070
awalter@westga.edu