Filmmaking Curriculum

Champlain's Filmmaking BFA offers students an intensive experience in film production coupled with a strong foundational understanding of media industries, aesthetics, and criticism. The program helps students develop their personal voice in the production of narrative, experimental, and documentary film as well as corporate and other marketing work.

In our Upside-Down Curriculum, you'll get a head start on your filmmaking craft—you'll have more time to hone your artistic abilities and more opportunities for meaningful internships. Our innovative Core curriculum ensures you graduate with a well-rounded perspective and the important skills you'll need throughout your career and life.

Filmmaking Curriculum 2021-2022

Year 3

Year 3 Fall Semester Courses

  • FLM 300-level course or FLM elective
  • Natural science w/ lab
  • General elective
  • Take 6 COR credits at the 300 level

Year 4

Year 4 Fall Semester Courses

Year 4 Spring Semester Courses

*FLM production electives include: FLM 325 Advanced Cinematography; FLM 328 Screenwriting II; FLM 383 Experimental Moving Image; FLM 250 Introduction to Stop Motion Animation; SON 120 Fundamentals of Digital Music; SON 282 Synthesis & Sound Design; SON 340 Film Scoring; BRD 330 Advanced Audio Production & Sound Design; FLM 389 Urban Indie Filmmaking; FLM 428 Screenwriting III; BRD 130 Audio Production

**Media/cinema elective courses include: FLM 311 Film Theory; ENG 360 Adaptations: Narrative to Film; FLM 301 Topics in Cinema; MCM 315 Contemporary Media Issues; MCM 365 Legal Issues in Communication; COM 402 Gender, Sexual Identity, & Communication; COM 406 Race, Culture, & Communication; FLM 281 Canadian Culture Through Films