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A grade of C– or better must be achieved in any course taken to satisfy the requirements for the major. Prerequisites must be taken for a grade.
Each Career Guide highlights curriculum requirements, as well as skills and abilities that may be developed and applied through each course of study. To complement the academic information, a range of interesting occupational opportunities are listed as a starting point for considering how academic experiences may translate to professional work settings. The Career Guide series represents a collaborative effort between The Career Center and numerous academic units.
Screen Arts and Cultures Advising
Students who may be interested in a major in Screen Arts and Cultures are encouraged to consult with a department advisor. Appointments are scheduled online at:
The primary goal of the Department of Screen Arts & Cultures is to provide students with high quality instruction in the history, theory, aesthetics, and technique of moving image media in its historical and emergent forms.
Film and Video Student Association (FVSA) endeavors to enrich the educational and social atmosphere at the Department of Screen Arts and Cultures at the University of Michigan. By trying to bring a multitude of talents together through workshops, movie nights, contests, field trips, networking with industry professionals, and other various activities, we seek to be a dynamic organization that is academically active and socially responsive.
The James Gindin Visiting Artists Series provides screenwriting students with the unique oppor-tunity to work regularly in small seminars with some of the most re-spected screenwriters in filmmaking. The series is named in memory of James Gindin, the popular late U M professor of English who was an acclaimed scholar of 19th-century British literature and modern fiction.
The Donald Hall Screenwriting Collection, an extensive DVD media and script library, has been established by Four Friends Foundation to serve University of Michigan students interested in studying great films and film scripts. The collection is named for Donald Hall, the renowned poet and author who taught at Michigan from 1957 to 1975 and who is at present the national Poet Laureate.
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