Requirements-BA-in-Film-and-Television

Curriculum Requirements

Course Legend

First Year

DC 110
TV 110
DC 101
DC 220
DC 215
DC 210
DC 206
Liberal Studies Requirements
LSP 110
OR LSP 111
LSP 112
WRD 103
WRD 104
1 Arts & Literature

Second Year

ANI 101
OR ANI 201
DC 221
OR DC 229
DC 270
OR DC 370
TV 271
DC 273
DC 275
1 Open Elective
Liberal Studies Requirements
LSP 200
LSP 120
LSP 121
1 Religious Dimensions
1 Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Inquiry

Third Year

DC 310
DC 320
DC 323
DC 371
DC 390
2 Open Electives
Liberal Studies Requirements
1 Experiential Learning
1 Philosophical Inquiry (Ethics)
1 Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Inquiry
1 Understanding the Past
1 Arts & Literature

Fourth Year

DC 385
OR TV 385
DC 389
OR TV 289
DC 397
DC 398 (Capstone)
MCS 383
2 Open Electives
Liberal Studies Requirements
1 Arts & Literature
1 Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Inquiry
1 Scientific Inquiry Lab or Science as a Way of Knowing
1 Philosophical Inquiry
1 Understanding the Past

Major Electives

Major Electives can be chosen from any 200 or higher level DC, ANI, GD, VFX or TV courses

Students must earn a grade of C- or higher in all major elective courses.

Open Electives

Open Electives may be taken from any unit at DePaul. These are the only courses that may be taken under the pass/fail option (see the DePaul Undergraduate Course Catalog for details). Students must earn a grade of D or higher in all open elective courses. Courses that satisfy a CDM minor or other minors are normally credited as open electives.

Liberal Studies

The Liberal Studies program is the general education portion of the curriculum at DePaul University. Students must earn a grade of D or better in all courses taken to satisfy these requirements. The only exception is the Capstone course which is considered also a major requirement and WRD 103 and WRD 104 in which students need to earn a C- or better.

Students may choose to take some CDM courses that carry Liberal Studies credit but they cannot double count them if they are part of the major requirements. A complete list of courses that carry Liberal Studies credit can be found on the Liberal Studies website along with an overview of the Liberal Studies requirements for this program. Students can search for courses that satisfy a particular Liberal Studies requirement on campusconnect.

Note Students must complete an ethics class as one of the Philosophical Inquiry or Religious Dimensions requirements. Students must take one of the following ethics courses: DC 228/GAM 228/IT 228, PHL 248/MGT 248 or REL 228/MGT 228. In this sample schedule the ethics requirement replaces one of the Philosophical Inquiry requirements.

Students must complete the eight credit hour Mathematical and Technological Literacy requirement which is both LSP 120 and LSP 121. LSP 121 may replace one course from any one of the six Learning Domains as long as the student takes at least one course in each domain. In this sample schedule it replaces one Religious Dimensions requirement.

Although students are free to take course requirements in any order they choose, provided they have mastered the course-specific prerequisites, it is strongly recommended that students follow these year-by-year suggestions, especially regarding the first-year major courses.

Courses offered in the student's primary major cannot be taken to fulfill LSP Domain requirements.

Degree Requirements

Students in this degree must meet the following requirements:
  • complete a minimum of 192 credit hours (generally 48 courses)
  • Earn a grade of C- or higher in WRD 103, WRD 104, and all Major and Minor courses
  • Earn a grade of D or higher in all other Liberal Studies and Open Elective courses
  • maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
Students who earn a cumulative DePaul University GPA:
  • between 3.500 and 3.699 will graduate cum laude
  • between 3.700 and 3.849 will graduate magna cum laude
  • of at least 3.850 will graduate summa cum laude

For DePaul's policy on repeat courses and a complete list of academic policies see the DePaul Undergraduate Handbook in the Course Catalog.