Bachelor of Arts in Digital Film with an Emphasis in Screenwriting

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Bachelor of Arts in Digital Film with an Emphasis in Screenwriting

Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Arts in Digital Film program develops leaders in the fields of narrative film and video production. The program is built on developing a strong foundation in narrative storytelling, creativity, technical skills, and hands on experience necessary to design and deliver poignant messages.

General Education Requirements

Course to Course Review

Overview
General Education coursework prepares Grand Canyon University graduates to think critically, communicate clearly, live responsibly in a diverse world, and thoughtfully integrate their faith and ethical convictions into all dimensions of life. These competencies, essential to an effective and satisfying life, are outlined in the General Education Learner Outcomes. General Education courses embody the breadth of human understanding and creativity contained in the liberal arts and sciences tradition. Students take an array of foundational knowledge courses that promote expanded knowledge, insight, and the outcomes identified in the University's General Education Competencies. The knowledge and skills students acquire through these courses serve as a foundation for successful careers and lifelong journeys of growing understanding and wisdom.

Competency Requirements Total Credits
University Foundations
 
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will complete one of the following UNV Foundational courses: UNV 103 for students entering with under 24 credit hours or UNV 303 for students transferring 24 or more credit hours.
 
4
Effective Communication

 
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to construct rhetorically effective communications appropriate to diverse audiences, purposes, and occasions (English composition, communication, critical reading, foreign language, sign language, etc.). Students are required to take 3 credits of English grammar or composition.
 
9 - 12
Christian Worldview
 
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to express aspects of Christian heritage and worldview. Students are required to take CWV 101.
 
4
Critical Thinking


 
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to use various analytic and problem-solving skills to examine, evaluate, and/or challenge ideas and arguments (mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, geology, astronomy, physical geography, ecology, economics, theology, logic, philosophy, technology, statistics, accounting, etc.). Students are required to take 3 credits of college-level mathematics.
 
11 - 12
Global Awareness, Perspectives, and Ethics


 
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to demonstrate awareness and appreciation of and empathy for differences in arts and culture, values, experiences, historical perspectives, and other aspects of life (psychology, sociology, government, Christian studies, Bible, geography, anthropology, economics, political science, child and family studies, law, ethics, cross-cultural studies, history, art, music, dance, theater, applied arts, literature, health, etc.).
 
6 - 8


Bachelor of Arts in Digital Film with an Emphasis in Screenwriting Courses

Maricopa Community College District transfer students who have completed the courses below, will be able to meet the course competency requirements for courses within the Bachelor of  Arts in Digital Film with an Emphasis in Screenwriting program at Grand Canyon University.

MCCCD Courses GCU Courses
Course Number Course Title Credits Course Number Course Title Credits
TCM 111
Screenwriting I
3 COM-221
Screenwriting I
4
HUM/THE 205
Introduction to Cinema
3 DFP-101
Introduction to Cinema: History & Aesthetics
4
TCM 117
Introduction to Cinematography
3 DFP-223
Cinematography
4
Total Number of MCCCD Credits Applied to GCU Screenwriting Major 9

*The identified MCCCD courses fulfill the competency requirements for the corresponding GCU course; however, the courses may not fulfill the credit requirements. For more information please contact an Enrollment or Academic Counselor

Upper Level Division Classes

Maricopa Community College District transfer students will need to take the courses below within the Bachelor of  Arts in Digtial Film with an Emphasis in Screenwriting program at Grand Canyon University. They may also need to take additional courses to meet the graduation requirements of the program. See an Enrollment Counselor for more details.

Courses Left to Complete at GCU
COM-331
Visual Media and Storytelling
4
DFP-111  
Digital Video Production I
4
DFP-113 
Film Financing, Budgeting and Distribution
4
DFP-115 Acting for the Camera 4
DFP-225 Non-Linear Editing 4
DFP-227  
Audio Production and Design
4
DFP-311
Cinema Directing
4
DFP-345
Entertainment Union and Guilds
4
DFP-457
Screenwriting II
4
DFP-463 
Adapting Media to Screenplays
4
DFP-470
Screenwriting Capstone
4

 
Total Number of Credits Remaining for GCU Screenwriting Major
44
Additional GCU Elective Credits Required 4
Total Credits Hours Needed to Complete Bachelor of Arts
in Digital Film with an Emphasis in Screenwriting
120