This program is pending approval. 

The BA in Theatre with an Emphasis in Film and Media Arts includes a 21-hour core of courses, 12 hours of specialization courses, and courses that may be selected for six hours of elective credit, totaling a 39-hour major.

  • Theatre, BA requires 120 credit hours.
  • 36 of 120 credit hours must be taken at 300 level or higher.
  • Must have a 2.0 GPA in major, minor, and overall.
  • No more than 6 credit hours of HPE may count in degree requirements.
  • 12 of the last 18 credit hours must be taken at UAH.
  • 25% of the major, minor, and overall coursework must be taken at UAH.
  • No more than 60 credit hours from a two-year school can be applied toward a UAH degree. 
  • Any double counting of classes must be approved through the CAHS Advising Office.
  • For graduation application instructions, see here.
Area I: Freshman Composition3-6
COLLEGE WRITING I
COLLEGE WRITING I W/STUDIO
COLLEGE WRITING II
ACCELERATED COLLEGE WRITING
HONORS ENGLISH SEMINAR
Area II: Humanities and Fine Arts*12
Fine Arts3
ARH SUR: ANCIENT-MEDIEVAL
ARH SUR: RENAISSANCE-MODERN
ARH SUR: WORLD ART
DRAWING: FOUNDATIONS
THEATRE APPRECIATION
INTRO TO FILM STUDIES
INTRO TO MUSIC LITERATURE
Literature3-6
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE I
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE 2
HONORS SEM READINGS LIT/CUL I
HONORS SEM READINGS LIT/CUL 2
LITERATURE WITHOUT BORDERS
MYTHOLOGY
PROTEST LITERATURE
HEROES &/OR MONSTERS
LOVE &/OR ROMANCE
SPECULATIVE REALITIES
Humanities and Fine Arts3-6
Intro to Rhetorical Communication
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I: SPANISH
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I: ARABIC
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I:FRENCH
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I:GERMAN
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I:JAPANESE
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I:RUSSIAN
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:SPANISH
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II: ARABIC
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:FRENCH
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:GERMAN
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:JAPANESE
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:RUSSIAN
INTERM FOREIGN LANG:SPANISH
INTERM FOREIGN LANG I: ARABIC
INTERM FOREIGN LANG:FRENCH
INTERM FOREIGN LANG:GERMAN
INTERM FOREIGN LANG: JAPANESE
INTERM FOREIGN LANG:RUSSIAN
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II:SPANISH
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II: ARABIC
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II:FRENCH
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II:GERMAN
INTERM FORGN LANG II:JAPANESE
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II:RUSSIAN
INTERNATIONAL CINEMA
INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
INTRO TO ETHICS
INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC
TECH, SCIENCE & HUMAN VALUES
INTRO WOMENS/GENDER/SEXLTY STU
ANCIENT & MEDIEVAL WORLDS
ARH SUR: ANCIENT-MEDIEVAL
ARH SUR: RENAISSANCE-MODERN
ARH SUR: WORLD ART
DRAWING: FOUNDATIONS
THEATRE APPRECIATION
INTRO TO FILM STUDIES
INTRO TO MUSIC LITERATURE
Area III: Mathematics and Sciences11-12
Mathematics3-4
NATURE OF MATHEMATICS
ALGEBRA WITH APPLICATIONS
FINITE MATHEMATICS
PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA
PRECALCULUS TRIGONOMETRY
PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA & TRIG
MATH PROFESSIONAL APPLICATIONS
CALCULUS A
INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS
Natural Sciences (Lab)8
SURVEY OF ASTRONOMY
EXPLORING THE COSMOS I
EXPLORING THE COSMOS II
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
and LABORATORY
ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY
and ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY LAB
HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I
INTRO TO CHEMISTRY
and INTRO CHEMISTRY LAB
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB I
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB II
GENERAL, ORGANIC, BIOCHEMISTRY
and INTRO CHEMISTRY LAB
CONCEPTUAL PHYSICS
GENERAL PHYSICS I
GENERAL PHYSICS II
GEN PHYSICS W/CALCULUS I
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB I
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC II
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB II
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC III
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB III
Area IV: History and Social and Behavioral Sciences*12
History3-6
WORLD HISTORY TO 1500
WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1500
UNITED STATES TO 1877
UNITED STATES SINCE 1877
Social and Behavioral Sciences6-9
WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY
PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
PRINC OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINC OF MICROECONOMICS
GLOBAL SYSTEMS AND CULTURES
INTRO TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT
INTRO TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS
INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY I
LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENT
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY
ANALYSIS OF SOCIAL PROBLEMS
INTRO TO CRIMINOLOGY

* Take either 1 EH (Area II) + 2 HY (Area IV) <OR> 2 EH (Area II) + 1 HY (Area IV).  In Area V, take no more than six hours in a single discipline from Areas II, III, or IV.  Area V should cover a breadth of disciplinary study.

Area V: Pre Professional19
WLC 101, 102, 201, or 202
TH 221/180 and TH 225/260 may be shared with Theatre major and Pre-professional area. The hours only count once toward overall credit hours.
Pre-Professional Electives: Choose 10 additional electives from Areas II, III, and IV listed above.
Theatre Core Requirements12
STAGECRAFT
SCRIPT ANALYSIS
ACTING
ELEMENTS OF THEATRE PRODUCTION
THEATRE HISTORY I
THEATRE HISTORY II
THEATRE MAINSTAGE
SENIOR CAPSTONE THEATRE
Film and Media Arts Emphasis Requirements21
HISTORY OF AMERICAN CINEMA
SP TOPICS FILM & MEDIA ARTS
VIDEO PRESENTATION
INTERNSHIP IN VIDEO
VIDEO CAPSTONE
HISTORY OF HORROR
STUDIO BROADCAST PRODUCTION
Major Electives (Choose 2) 16
THEATRE PRACTICUM
THEATRE APPRECIATION
INTRO TO FILM STUDIES
PLAYWRITING
THEATRE PRACTICUM
THEATRE PRACTICUM
MODERN AMERICAN THEATRE
SPECIAL TOPICS IN THEATRE
PORTFOLIO
DRAMATURGY
SHAKESPEARE I
SHAKESPEARE II
DRAMATIC LITERATURE
Minor Courses18+
Total Semester Hours120
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21 Hours at the 300+ level are required in the TH minor.

FMA 123 - INTRO TO FILM STUDIES

Semester Hours: 3

Students develop a critical understanding of how the 'language' of film uses image and sound to produce meaning and pleasure, and to elicit audience response in order to generate what constitutes meaning. Concentrating on film form and style, the course teaches students to engage cinema in relation to narrative, mise-en-scene, cinematography, editing, sound, and genre.

FMA 210 - WRITING FOR VISUAL MEDIA

Semester Hours: 3

This course offers an introduction to scriptwriting for a variety of media: commercials, PSAs, fiction films, documentaries, and the web. The art of "visual writing" is emphasized. Students produce scripts on their own while contributing to and critiquing the work of their fellow classmates. ed, communication medium. Prerequisites: EH 101, EH 102.

FMA 260 - VIDEO PRODUCTION

Semester Hours: 3

This course provides students with an opportunity to experience the process of video production through creative projects designed to stimulate the visual artist, summon the storyteller and create the video editor.

FMA 334 - HISTORY OF AMERICAN CINEMA

Semester Hours: 3

Investigates the American cinema as a cultural artifact by studying cultural and historical context of representations, audiences, aesthetics and industry practices in American cinema from its beginning (1895) to present.

FMA 340 - SP TOPICS FILM & MEDIA ARTS

Semester Hours: 3

Topics announced in advance. Representative topics include Cinematography, Editing, Broadcast and so forth. This can be taken twice for credit.

FMA 360 - VIDEO PRESENTATION

Semester Hours: 3

Advanced Video Production is an intensive video production course designed to integrate film theory and practice. Students will learn the technical and artistic necessities of the film and video medium. Through immersive lectures, workshops, projects, and exercises, students will gain valuable experience and know-how in this exciting, fast-paced, communication medium. Prerequisite: TH 260.

FMA 375 - DOCUMENTARY FILM PRODUCTION

Semester Hours: 3

Through readings, screenings, discussion, and practice, students will become acquainted with various approaches to documentary film and video in theory and practice. Focus will be on the ethical, rhetorical, and creative choices that form conventions and modes documentary filmmakers have developed in their practice and critics have used to describe and analyze how documentaries communicate. Students will experiment with some of these choices by working on their own short documentary projects.

FMA 401 - INTERNSHIP IN VIDEO

Semester Hours: 3

Students receive practical, production experience in the engagement of a creative project where they are able to apply principles, theories, and production skills learned from previous video courses and/or other course work.

FMA 431 - VIDEO CAPSTONE

Semester Hours: 3

senior Capstone in Video is required of all students in the Film and Media Arts minor. A final video project is submitted and approved by the FMA director and can include feature film, documentary, video marketing and video for social media to name a few. Project to represent the culmination of learning and skill garnered from the program. Prerequisites: FMA 260 and FMA 360.

FMA 450 - HISTORY OF HORROR

Semester Hours: 3

This course surveys the horror film from its themes, stories, and monsters. We cover a range of films and topics: the early silent era and its literary roots, German Expressionism and the classic 1930s horror films of Universal, and independent cult classics all leading up to the mainstream films of today.

FMA 460 - STUDIO BROADCAST PRODUCTION

Semester Hours: 3

This course provides students with an opportunity for learning pre-production, production and post-production of television and live event programs using field shooting and multi-camera production techniques of a TV studio. Class activities include operation of cameras, control panels, lights, and audio in directing and producing non-dramatic programs such as sports, journalism/news, demonstrations, video gaming, commercials, and interviews. Prerequisite: FMA 260.