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Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in Film and Media Studies

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First- and Second-Year Preparation

Students considering a major in film and media studies should enroll in FMS 100 Introduction to the Film Medium and complete all 200- and 300-level courses in the first 5 semesters.

Admission to the Major

Admission Requirements

Undergraduates are admitted to the major by application.

Complete the minimum requirements to apply to the major: The student must earn a grade-point average of at least 2.5 in FMS 100 Introduction to the Film Medium and FMS 380 American Popular Culture of: _____. Equivalent courses at another university, college, or community college may be substituted by permission of the department.

Grade-Point Average Calculation. The admission grade-point average calculation includes FMS 100 and FMS 380. KU’s course repeat policy applies to the grade-point average calculation.

Apply to the Major

Application Term. Application to the major should occur in the term in which admission course requirements will be completed. If the student does not meet the admission grade-point average criteria or neglects to apply for admission in this term, he or she must petition the department for permission for late application. The department, as part of an approved petition, determines late admission requirements (including grade-point average and course requirements) and the final deadline for admission.

Application Process. Students with the film and media studies interest code who are enrolled in the second admissions class are contacted by the department and invited to a major admissions orientation mid-semester. Attendance at an orientation is necessary to be admitted to the film and media studies department. Admission occurs at the end of the semester once the 2.5 grade-point average in FMS 100 and FMS 380 is confirmed.

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