Dodge College now offers a Film Studies 4 +1 Integrated Program that enables undergraduate students to get a head start on their MA in Film Studies by enrolling in graduate courses. Students enrolled in the 4+1 program graduate with their MA in Film Studies in five years as opposed to six years.
- Must apply spring of their junior year
- Must have at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA
- Must submit a paper from a upper division film studies course
- Must submit two faculty references (not including Dr. Carman and Dr. Lee)
*Second round students who are selected will also need to do interview with Dr. Carman and Dr. Lee before a final decision is made.
- Must be a film studies major or:
- Must be a student in the film division of Dodge College and have taken two upper division film studies classes or:
- A student not in these two categories must be in good standing to complete a film studies minor by the end of the fall of their senior year.
Application Deadlines and Notifications:
- Deadline to apply: March 1
- Decisions will be made in time for fall registration
- If you would like to begin the application, please click here
If accepted to the MA 4+1 Film Studies degree, during their senior year, a student can take:
in place of the Undergraduate level:
- FTV-444: Advanced topics in Film Studies
- FTV-342: Film Genre Studies (there are nine options listed for that)
- FTV-485: Film Reviewing
- FTV-445: Film Theory and Criticism
These courses will be counted towards the Undergraduate BA Film Studies major requirement of 48 credits.
For 4+1 MA Film Studies students, these substitutions open up the possibility of taking a range of other 500 level elective Film Studies courses.
In order to complete the MA Film Studies degree, students must complete 36 approved graduate level Film Studies credits.