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Program Change

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Fall 2008

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KEENE STATE COLLEGE 2008-2009 ACADEMIC PROGRAM PROPOSAL FORM DATE OF SUBMISSION: 30 SEPTEMBER 2008 SPONSORING PROGRAM AND CHAIR: FILM, LAWRENCE BENAQUIST PROPOSAL SPONSOR: JIWON AHN (8-2771; jahn@keene.edu) PROPOSED ACTION: Underline or bold face proposed changes. Program addition Change in requirements* Program redesign Program deletion Other: Program Admission Change *Please note that changes pertaining to admission requirements for a major require approval of the Senate Academic Standards Committee. CURRENT PROGRAM: FILM STUDIES ADMISSION CRITERIA I. Any student may declare Film Studies as his or her major by formalizing a Film faculty member as his or her advisor and then filling out a formal Declaration of Major form with the Academic Advising Office. II. To retain Film Studies major status, a student must achieve an average grade of B or higher in FILM 250, FILM 270, and FILM 271, at which point the student must declare an option within the Film Studies major (either Critical Studies or Film Production) and formally apply to the chosen option as follows: III. Applying to the Critical Studies Option Students electing to follow the Critical Studies option within the Film Studies major must fulfill the following criteria: a. Submission for critical assessment of a coursework portfolio comprised of one paper completed during FILM 270 or FILM 271. b. Submission of Critical Studies Option Application Letter of Recommendation filled out by student’s FILM 270 or FILM 271 instructor. c. Interview with Film Studies faculty, whose approval of portfolio is required for admission. IV. Applying to the Film Production Option Students electing to follow the Film Production option within the Film Studies major must fulfill the following criteria: a. Submission for critical assessment of a coursework portfolio comprised of two projects completed during FILM 250 and one paper completed during FILM 270 or FILM 271. Updated 29 April 2008 2 b. Submission of Film Production Option Application Letter of Recommendation filled out by student’s FILM 250 instructor. c. Interview with Film Studies faculty, whose approval of portfolio is required for admission. V. Retention Criteria Following application to the Film Studies program and acceptance into the major (and/or subsequent option), students must maintain a GPA within the program curriculum of 2.50 (BC), with a minimum grade of ‘C’ in any required FILM course (those fulfilling either a Core or Option requirement). Students falling below this minimum will be placed on a one semester probation, after which, if grade criteria have not been met, students will be dismissed from the program. Students may apply for acceptance to the Film Studies program a maximum of two times (thus, students accepted into the program but later dismissed may reapply once). Further applications will not be permitted. VI. Transfers and Lateral Option Moves Students transferring to Keene State College and wishing to declare Film Studies as their major must follow all previously listed criteria and guidelines. Any student wishing to change Options within the program must re-declare and formally resubmit per the established application guidelines (Section III: Applying to the Critical Studies Option or Section IV: Applying to the Film Production Option). Core Courses (26 credits) • FILM 240 Introduction to Digital Media Management • FILM 250 Film Production I • IHFILM 270 Introduction to Film Analysis • IHFILM 271 Introduction to Film History • FILM 352 Film Genres and Directors • FILM 355 Film Theory • FILM 495 Seminar Critical Studies Option (16 credits) FILM 352 Film Genres and Directors FILM 352 Film Genres and Directors FILM 495 Seminar FILM 499 Senior Research Project Film Production Option (20 credits) FILM 350 Film Production II FILM 351 Intermediate Production Studio FILM 440 Advanced Production Techniques Updated 29 April 2008 3 FILM 450 Film Production III FILM 451 Film Production IV ELECTIVES Select courses to reach a total of 120 credits for the degree. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 120 credits PROPOSED PROGRAM: FILM STUDIES ADMISSION CRITERIA As cultural interest in motion picture analysis and production increases, entrance into the Film Studies major at Keene State College is becoming similarly competitive. In response, the Film Department has implemented a portfolio process to facilitate admission into the program and application for its annual scholarship award. Upon acceptance to the College, any prospective Film student must submit an application via the following process: I. Portfolio Requirements 1. A completed Film Program Application form (available online) 2. Two letters of recommendation (in Word format if submitted electronically). 3. Submission of one (1) analytical essay on a topic in film criticism, and/or (1) properly formatted screenplay of no less than thirty pages, and/or one (1) 3-5 minute video of the applicant’s work in Quicktime format accompanied by a brief synopsis of the filmmaker’s intention behind the video. All written materials should be in Word format if submitted electronically. 4. It is preferred that applicants send all portfolio materials in electronic format attached in a single e-mail to: tcook@keene.edu If necessary, physical samples (papers, DVDs, etc.) may be sent to: KSC FILM – MS 4000 ATTN: Application Committee 229 Main Street Keene, NH 03435 Updated 29 April 2008 4 5. Application deadline is March 1. Portfolios will be reviewed and applicants notified of Committee decisions no later than April 1. II. To retain Film Studies major status, a student must achieve an average grade of B or higher in FILM 240, FILM 250, FILM 270, and FILM 271, at which point the student must declare an option within the Film Studies major (either Critical Studies or Film Production) and formally apply to the chosen option as follows: III. Applying to the Critical Studies Option Students electing to follow the Critical Studies option within the Film Studies major must fulfill the following criteria: a. Submission for critical assessment of a coursework portfolio comprised of one paper completed during FILM 270 or FILM 271. b. Submission of Critical Studies Option Application Letter of Recommendation filled out by student’s FILM 270 or FILM 271 instructor. c. Interview with Film Studies faculty, whose approval of portfolio is required for admission. IV. Applying to the Film Production Option Students electing to follow the Film Production option within the Film Studies major must fulfill the following criteria: a. Submission for critical assessment of a coursework portfolio comprised of two projects completed during FILM 250 and one paper completed during FILM 270 or FILM 271. b. Submission of Film Production Option Application Letter of Recommendation filled out by student’s FILM 250 instructor. c. Interview with Film Studies faculty, whose approval of portfolio is required for admission. V. Retention Criteria Following application to the Film Studies program and acceptance into the major (and/or subsequent option), students must maintain a GPA within the program curriculum of 2.50 (BC), with a minimum grade of ‘C’ in any required FILM course (those fulfilling either a Core or Option requirement). Students falling below this minimum will be placed on a one semester probation, after which, if grade criteria have not been met, students will be dismissed from the program. Students may apply for acceptance to the Film Studies program a maximum of two times (thus, students accepted into the program but later dismissed may reapply once). Further applications will not be permitted. VI. Transfers and Lateral Option Moves Students transferring to Keene State College and wishing to declare Film Studies as their major, and students already matriculated at Keene State College and wishing to change their major to Film Studies, must follow all previously listed criteria and guidelines including portfolio process. Any student wishing to change Options within the program must re-declare and formally resubmit per the established application guidelines (Section III: Applying to the Critical Studies Option or Section IV: Applying to the Film Production Option). Updated 29 April 2008 5 Core Courses (26 credits) FILM 240 Introduction to Digital Media Management FILM 250 Film Production I FILM 270 Introduction to Film Analysis FILM 271 Introduction to Film History FILM 353 Cinema and Diversity FILM 355 Film Theory FILM 495 Seminar Critical Studies Option (16 credits) FILM 352 Topics in Film Studies, 8 credits FILM 495 Seminar FILM 499 Senior Research Project Film Production Option (20 credits) FILM 350 Film Production II FILM 351 Intermediate Production Studio FILM 440 Advanced Production Techniques FILM 450 Film Production III FILM 451 Film Production IV PROGRAM OBJECTIVES AND /OR LEARNING OUTCOMES: UNCHANGED RATIONALE: Portfolio process allows increased selectivity in evaluating incoming students on the basis of produced materials, similar to those currently established by Art. Replacing FILM 352 Film Genres and Directors with FILM 353 Cinema and Diversity in core courses in major requirements will train students to consider social and political implications of film texts and discourses within a society in producing their own works. Changing the title of FILM 352 Film Genres and Directors to “Topics in Film Studies” recognizes more diverse and far-reaching topics dealt with by the course such as national cinemas and non-fiction/experimental cinema. RESOURCES: NONE. Updated 29 April 2008 6 ADVISORY OPINIONS: NONE NEEDED.

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Senate Curriculum Committee

Language

English

Publisher

Keene State College

Film Studies Program Proposal

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