Film & Video
Course content is not the only criteria for students to receive hours for classes completed at another institution. We also look at student learning and experience. Film learning is about revisiting many different issues with variations. Often, an area needs to be studied a second and third time before it begins to impact a student’s own creative process. The Film & Video department limits the amount of transfer credits accepted towards the major to 24 credits hours.
Who evaluates transfer courses?
There are some courses from other institutions that may be equivalent to the courses taught in our department. In those cases, Jennifer Albin coordinates the evaluation for those students. Otherwise, the appropriate Program Director, or Coordinator will decide which transfer credits have an equivalent class within the Film & Video Department course offerings.
Jennifer Albin, Coordinator of Academic Services
1104 S. Wabash, Office 301-E
Student asked to bring:
- Transcript (or anything that indicates the final grade received in the course)
- Course syllabus (if a syllabus is not available, then Course description and textbook)
The Film & Video department requires all majors to complete a 12 credit hour Foundations Curriculum. Transfer students coming into the program with previous film experience may attempt to waive out of this curriculum. No students may waive one part of the Foundations curriculum. However, transfer students may attempt to waive the entire 16 credit.
In order to do so the following must be provided:
- 1 Critical Analysis paper
- 1 short Script
- 1 short Narrative Film
- 1 short Documentary Film
- Production Package for either film
Students will also have to take one written exam and one oral exam.
Providing these materials does not guarantee waiving of these courses. An appropriately qualified faculty member will review the portfolio and make a final determination whether the classes may be waived.
If a student is attempting to receive credit for Screenwriting I (24-1710), they need to provide:
- 2 short Narrative screenplays (less than 15 pages) in proper screenplay format.
- A syllabus of the equivalent course you’ve taken that clearly lists all assignments.
- Transcript that identifies the class taken, and passing grade.
Providing these materials does not guarantee waiving of this course. An appropriately qualified faculty member will review the portfolio and make a final determination whether the class may be waived.
Faculty will respond within two weeks to the student’s request. If accepted, Faculty will record their evaluation on a Course Equivalency, Substitution, or Waiver form. A copy of this form will be emailed to the student.
Student will receive:
Office of Degree Evaluation evaluators will issue a new or revised Transfer Evaluation Report to the student within a week of receipt of the Course Equivalency, Substitution, or Waiver Form from the department.
Please contact the Office of Degree Evaluation