Film and Media Production*

Students pursuing the film and media production concentration will study the basic production processes of film while exploring its history and contemporary social issues.


  • Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours including 12 upper division hours for this concentration.
  • Within the required 12 upper division (300-400 level) hours 6 credit hours of electives must be related to film and media production. Choose from courses with the FMP, THF, THP or THE prefix. Contact the school for options and course requirements.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • A maximum of 6 hours of transfer work is accepted toward this concentration.
  • All prerequisites for the concentration courses must be met.
  • *Students considering a minor in theatre concurrently must complete an additional course in theatre or film to make up for the overlapping FMP 201 course.
  • M - Course transfer equivalent available from Maricopa County Community College District, details are provided on the Transfer Information tab.

Lower Division 6 Hours Required

FMP 201 Film: The Creative Process I, HU (3)M*

FMP 250 Sex and Violence in Film and TV: Ethics Survey (3)

 Upper Division 6 Hours Required

FMP 300 Focus on Film: Film Production for Nonmajors (3)

THE 403 Independent Film, HU (3)

Upper Division Film and Media Production 6 Hours
Select in consultation with an advisor in the School of Theatre and Film.

Any FMP 300 or 400 level course not used above
Any THE 300 or 400 level course not used above
Any THF 300 or 400 level course not used above
Any THP 300 or 400 level course not used above

FMP/THE 404 World Cinemam G (3)

THE 430 History of Fashion I (HU) (3)

THP 313 Fundamentals of Design (3) (Prerequisites: THP 213 or THP 214 with C or better or Digital Culture (Theatre) major)

THP 330 Costume Design (3) (Prerequisites: THF 215 or THP 313 with C or better)

THP 340 Scene Design (3) (Prerequisite(s): THF 220 with C or better; THP 213 with C or better OR Digital Culture (Theatre) major)

THP 345 Lighting Design (3) (Prerequisites: Minimum Junior standing or Design & Production student with minimum sophomore standing)

THP 350 Sound Design (3) (Prerequisite(s): THF 215 or THP 313 with B- or better)

THP 351 Arts Management (3) (Prerequisite: minimum 45 hours; Credit is allowed for only THP 351 or 394 (Management and the Arts))

THP 355 Media Design for Performance (3) (Prerequisite: THF 215 or THP 313 with B- or better)

THP 406 Advanced Scenography (3) (Prerequisites: THP 340 plus one of the following: THP 214, THP 313, or THP 345 with C or better

THP 445 Advanced Lighting Design (3) (Prerequisites: THP345 C or better, or Theatre Scenography or Performance Design student AND THP444 with B or better)

THP 452 Arts Entrepreneurship Seminar (3) (Prerequisites: THP 352 with C or better)

THP 455 Advanced Media Design (3) (Prerequisites: THP 355 with C or better; Credit is allowed for only THP 455 or THP 494 (Advanced Media Design))


All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 12 credit hour core.

BIS 301, BIS 302 and BIS 402 courses require:

  • A meeting with your academic advisor to:
    Ensure both of your concentration areas have been declared
    Are working towards completing (or have completed) 1-2 courses in each declared concentration

  • One course meeting general studies MA requirement
  • ENG 102 or ENG 105 or ENG 108 or First Year Composition Completed
  • Minimum 2.00 GPA

Required Courses (12 credit hours):

BIS 301 Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies, L (3)

BIS 302 Interdisciplinary Inquiry (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better

BIS 401 Applied Interdisciplinary Studies (3) (requires application)
     Prerequisites: BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better; Minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

BIS 402 Senior Seminar, L (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better

For important information, additional major requirements, course descriptions, and application deadlines: Interdisciplinary Studies Core Courses

For assistance in selecting your concentration areas of study complete the Interdisciplinary Studies concentration workshop: Interdisciplinary Studies Pre-Advising Workshop

Transfer to ASU

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult for verification.









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