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2024-2025 Southeastern University- Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Southeastern University- Undergraduate Catalog

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Film Production and Storytelling (Christ Fellowship only)

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Bachelor of Fine Arts, Film Production and Storytelling (Four-year Plan)  

Program Description

The Film Production & Storytelling program emphasizes the principles and best practices of film production and narrative. The communication and storytelling core focuses on the structure and function of stories and how they can be persuasive or informative. In the larger film production and storytelling core, students are guided to become filmmakers. Courses include those focused on narrative structure in film, digital video editing, producing, directing, cinematography, audio production, screenwriting, and film history. Students learn to critically analyze films and produce engaging, interesting, well-produced, and edifying films. The film electives available include courses focused on documentary filmmaking, cinematic design, and two study abroad opportunities.

Potential Career Options

Potential career options for those pursuing this degree include director, producer, director of photography (cinematographer), script supervisor, film editor, screenwriter, actor, and other film-related careers.

*Note:  Students taking courses online outside of the State of Florida may be subject to additional Foundational Core requirements for degree completion.  State-specific requirements are specified in the SEU Catalog.  Your Academic Advisor is available to help integrate these additional courses into your plan.

Total Program: 120 Credit Hours

Foundational Core - 34 Credit Hours

Habits of Inquiry - 22 Credit Hours

Major Core - 45 Credit Hours

Communication and Storytelling Core - 6 Credit Hours

Film Production and Storytelling Core - 33 Credit Hours

Film Production and Storytelling Electives - Select Two:

Divine Design (Major Specific Experiential Learning) - 10 Credit Hours

Divine Design - 31 Credit Hours

To meet the Divine Design requirement, student may earn credit hours in general elective courses,  declare minors/certificates, or enjoy other experiential learning opportunities such as study abroad, internships, or practicums.  Other practicum options include PRAC 1001   (1 credit hour), PRAC 1002   (2 credit hours), PRAC 1003   (3 credit hours),PRAC 1004   (4 credit hours), and PMIN 2303   (3 credit hours) up to a total of 24 credit hours. General Electives are any college-level courses that do not satisfy the above program requirements. Student must complete the above program requirements, with remaining credit hours earned in Divine Design to meet the total program hours.

Additional State Requirements for Online or Partner Site Students

*Note: Students taking courses online/at an SEU partner site outside of the State of Florida may be subject to additional Foundational Core requirements for degree completion. Some of these requirements are built into your Foundational Core listed above.  Any of the requirements listed below that are not incorporated into the Foundational Core will count towards your Divine Design hours.  State-specific requirements are also specified in the SEU Catalog. Please see your Degree Audit in JICS and work with your Academic Advisor to ensure these requirements are met. 



Area I, Written Composition - 6 Credit Hours

Area II, Humanities and Fine Arts - 12 Credit Hours

* In addition to Foundational Core Discursive Inquiry requirements 

Area III, Natural Science and Mathematics - 11 Credit Hours



Select one course not taken in Foundational Core



Maryland students need an additional six credit hours in one or more of the following five areas: (i) Arts and humanities; (ii) English composition; (iii) Social and behavioral sciences; (iv) Mathematics; and (v) Biological and physical sciences.



Montana requires 6 credit hours of natural science with a laboratory experience. Students may choose to take BIOL 1334 to complete the requirement or any other science course to meet the credit hour requirement.


3 credit hours needed. The Socio-Historical requirement must be fulfilled by taking PPOL 2433 or by earning credit for one of the following combinations of classes from an accredited Nevada college:  1) HIST 100, 2) PCS 101, 3) HIST 101 and HIST 102, or 4) or HIST 101 and 217.


Ohio students need an additional two credit hours in one or more of the following areas: Oral and Written Communication, Mathematics, Statistics and Logic, Arts, Humanities, Culture and Diversity, Natural Sciences, Technology and Innovation. 


In addition to the courses listed below, Oklahoma students need an additional 7 credit hours in one ore more of the following:  History, Social Science, Behavioral Science, Humanities, Math, Natural Science, Language, or Fine Arts.

Select One:

Choose one not already chosen for Foundational Core

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