Film and Media Production (Minor)

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If you are excited by the possibilities of film and film production, learning more about the industry, and basic narrative techniques, add the minor and lend a creative spark to your degree.

Students pursuing the film and media production minor study the basic production processes of film while learning about the history and practices of the film and media industry as well as the cultural value of cinema, television and digital media.

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Film and Media Production (Minor)

Application requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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Program requirements

The school offers a minor in film and media production, consisting of 17 credit hours of coursework. A grade of "C" (2.00) or higher is required for all courses in the minor. All prerequisites for the minor courses must be met. Transfer students may transfer up to six credit hours toward the minor.
Required Courses -- 11 credit hours
Upper Division Film Electives -- 6 credit hours
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Enrollment requirements

GPA Requirement: None

Incompatible Majors: BA in film (filmmaking practices); BA in film (film and media production)

Other Enrollment Requirements: None

Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Students interested in pursuing a minor should consult their academic advisor to declare the minor and to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and the minor. Students should contact their academic advisor for more information.

Career outlook

A minor in film is an excellent addition to a variety of degrees and allows students to pursue their passions while also expanding their marketability within a competitive and growing media industry.

Example careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Career*growth*median salary
Actors 11.6%*
Multimedia Artists and Animators8.4%$70,530
Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 12.9%$42,190
Film and Video Editors 17%$61,180
Advertising and Promotions Managers5.5%$106,130
Marketing Managers 10.1%$132,230
Prepress Technicians and Workers-19.9%$39,910
Directors- Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio 12.2%$71,620
Producers 12.2%$71,620

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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