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Moving-Image Production

Degree: BA

Campus: Columbus

College: Arts and Sciences

Students in the moving-image production major study the increasingly interdisciplinary professional field of moving-image production and develop a deep understanding of film production in the areas of animation, documentary, experimental and narrative cinema. The program emphasizes specialized studio practice, the development of critical storytelling skills and proficiency in visual literacy.

By integrating theory and practice, the moving-image production program produces filmmakers with critical-thinking skills and independent voices who will bring new vision to the film industry, independent cinema, and visual culture.

Upon acceptance to the university, students enroll as a pre-major. After completing nine credits of pre-major foundations courses on the fundamentals of filmmaking, students submit work for a portfolio review at the end of spring semester. The portfolio review plus successful completion of pre-major courses with a B or better is required to be eligible for acceptance into the major.

Thirty-five students are accepted annually. Students who are not accepted are encouraged to explore the film studies major and its corresponding minors, where they will be able to continue their pursuits in the study of film theory, history and production.

Students accepted to the moving-image production major complete 38 credits in the major, plus 15 credits in the required film studies minor.

Required courses for the major include Production Mode Studios, Senior Project I & II, Cinema Today, and six credits of electives at the 2000 level or above, including credit from pre-approved study abroad and/or internships.

Students can take a wide variety of courses in fields such as art, languages and cultures, comparative studies, history of art, dance, design, film studies, comparative studies, film studies, theatre, and women’s, gender and sexuality, as well as offerings from the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD) and the Wexner Center for the Arts.

The moving-image production major prepares students for a range of careers or graduate studies in filmmaking.

Ryan Friedman, director

Matt Swift, program coordinator

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill, program assistant

150 Hagerty Hall

1775 College Road

Columbus OH, 43210

filmstudies@osu.edu