Film

B.F.A. in Film


Majoring in film at LIU Post will help you prepare for a career in directing, cinematography, editing, lighting, producing, screenwriting or film criticism. LIU Post is one of only a handful of colleges and universities to instruct students in the use of 16mm film, and where students starting making films in their first semester. This 120-credit program also includes a strong film history component as well as courses in animation and special effects.

Our faculty are all working professionals in diverse areas of the field, including writers, directors, cinematographers’ documentarians and critics – award-winning professionals with top-level experience and credentials. As a student, you will have the chance to master the new media technologies, and develop your production design skills in our studio. You will get the valuable learning-by-doing experience that you need to succeed.

In addition to a comprehensive, widely respected education in film, you will study a well-rounded liberal arts-based core curriculum with lifelong personal and professional value. You will be a member of a diverse, vibrant learning community in one of the region’s most inspiring academic settings.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Incoming freshmen must have a solid B average.
  • Transfer students must have completed more than 24 college credits. A minimum college GPA of 2.0 is required for application review. If you have completed fewer than 24 credits, you must also submit high school transcripts.

Applicants are to be notified of departmental admissions decisions in the early spring. Mid-year transfer students will be contacted individually.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITES

It is possible to apply for additional monies outside what the University has already granted you. Please email the Director of Film, susan.zeig@liu.edu to find out more about this.

Core Requirements
In addition to all major requirements, students pursuing the B.F.A. in Film must satisfy all core curriculum requirements as follows:
POST 101 1 credit
First-Year Composition 6 credits
Economics/Political Science 6 credits
Fine Arts 3 credits (excluding all CIN courses)
History/Philosophy 6 credits
Laboratory Science 4 credits
Language/Literature 6 credits
Mathematics 3 - 4 credits
Social Sciences 6 credits
For a more detailed listing of these requirements, see the core curriculum section of this bulletin.

Major Requirements
Required Film Courses (54 credits):
CIN 1 The Art of the Film/1900-1930 3.00
CIN 2 The Art of the Film/1931 to Present 3.00
CIN 5 The Art of the Documentary Film 3.00
CIN 6 Basic Motion Picture Production 3.00
CIN 7 Intermediate Motion Picture Production 3.00
CIN 8 Advanced Motion Picture Production 3.00
CIN 9 Screenwriting 3.00
CIN 10 Screenwriting 3.00
CIN 12 Intro to Editing and Sound 3.00
CIN 13 Intermediate Editing & Sound 3.00
CIN 15 Cinematography 3.00
CIN 28 Film Theory 3.00
CIN 29 Film Theory II 3.00
CIN 35 Production Laboratory 3.00
CIN 36 Production Laboratory 3.00
CIN 37 Film Production Lab-Practicum 3.00
CIN 38 Film Production Lab Practicum 3.00
CIN 44 Interdisciplinary Concepts 3.00
One of the following courses (3 credits):
CIN 23 Video Documentary Workshop 3.00
CIN 24 Video Documentary Workshop 3.00
3 courses from the following (9 credits):
CIN 3 Major Forces in the Cinema 3.00
CIN 4 Major Figures in the Cinema 3.00
CIN 303 Film & Society 3.00
CIN 304 Film & Society 3.00
CIN 88 Must be taken twice (8 credits):
CIN 88 Film Thesis 4.00
Choose three courses from the following (9 credits):
CIN 13A Advanced Motion Picture Editing 3.00
CIN 14 Cinema and the Arts 3.00
CIN 16 Advanced Cinematography 3.00
CIN 17 Advanced Screenwriting 3.00
CIN 22 Current Cinema in New York 3.00
CIN 23 Video Documentary Workshop 3.00
CIN 24 Video Documentary Workshop 3.00
CIN 25 Animation and Computer Graphics Workshop 3.00
CIN 26 Intermediate Animation and Computer Graphics Workshop 3.00
CIN 27 Advanced Animation and Computer Graphics Workshop 3.00
CIN 29 Film Theory 3.00
CIN 44 Interdisciplinary Concepts 3.00
CIN 89 Advanced Individual Study in Cinema 1.00
CIN 99 Film Internship 3.00
CIN 359 Honors Advanced Elective 3.00
CIN 360 Honors Advanced Elective 3.00

Credit and GPA Requirements
Minimum Total Credits: 120
Minimum Liberal Arts Credits: 40
Minimum Major Credits: 80
Minimum Overall GPA: 2.00
Minimum Major GPA: 2.00


CONTACT

College of Arts, Communications & Design
Steven Breese, Dean