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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

Courses Required

  • Introduction to the Film Medium. Satisfied by FMS 100.
  • American Popular Culture of: _____ . Satisfied by FMS 380.

Admission GPA. Satisfied by a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale in required admission courses designated above. University Course Repeat Policy will apply.

Apply to the Major

Application Term. Students should apply to the major during the semester in which major admission criteria will be completed; normally no later than 60 hours, or for transfer students, during the initial term at KU. Application to this major after completion of 60 hours, or the initial KU term for transfer students, will likely delay graduation.

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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