Film and Video Production
Students interested in the Film and Video Production Major are urged to complete the "Declaration of Major" form promptly upon admission to GVSU (do not wait for secondary admission to the Film/Video major) and to maintain regular contact with their advisor to ensure proper course enrollment and steady progress toward full acceptance.
In order to maintain high-quality instruction, the Film & Video Production major limits the number of students accepted each year into the major. Students who have been accepted into the major through the Secondary Admission process are then allowed to take CFV 226 and all 300- and 400- level film/video courses.
In order to apply for Secondary Admission, students are required to achieve a minimum 3.0 GPA in the three Film/Video pre-admission courses (CFV 123, 124, and 125) and a 2.5 GPA for their overall courses.
Keep in mind that your entire application package, as well as your overall performance in class, is considered at the time of application. Simply meeting the required GPA's does not guarantee admission into the GVSU Film/Video Major.
The following required pre-admission courses may be taken in any order.
CFV 123 Survey of Media Production Modes (replaced CFV 170)
CFV 124 Image and Sound
CFV 125 Media Production I
Having met these requirements, students will submit an admissions application. All prospective majors must submit an admission application packet. Read the Application Guidelines carefully. Applications are accepted the first Monday of November, April, and August.
PETITION TO SUBSTITUTE PRE-ADMISSION COURSES
Students may petition to substitute one or more of the three pre-admission courses on the basis of course work completed at a post-secondary institution for which they have received a GPA above 3.0. High school training or other non-college training will not be considered the equivalent of course work at GVSU.
The petition process takes approximately two weeks and must be completed prior to application to the major. If your petition is accepted, you must include a copy of your confirmation letter in your application to the major.
This petition must include:
A completed Petition to Substitute Form (available by selecting this link or from the SOC office or Film & Video faculty.)
A transcript from the institution where the course was offered.
A syllabus which includes a detailed description of the course content.
Projects, exams, and/or papers from the relevant course.
Submit these materials to the School of Communications office. Film/Video faculty will evaluate the materials to determine whether the course is equivalent to the pre-admission course at GVSU.
Please contact Professor John Schmit with questions or concerns regarding these policies and guidelines.
Page last modified October 9, 2012