The History of Film and Media Arts/Screen Arts at LSU: A Timeline
1995-96: The Audio Visual Arts Minor is approved by the Louisiana State University Faculty Senate on January 17, 1996.
2004: Fourteen production modules are funded by the Film and Media Arts Tech Fee Grant.
2005: The Program in Film and Media Arts replaces Audio Visual Arts following approval by the Faculty Senate Courses and Curriculum Committee.
2006: Studio 151 is created through the FMA/CxC Studio BoR Grant. Studio 151 now provides student and faculty resources including a professional audio recording sound booth; multimedia conference/presentation practice room; mini-DV camcorders, tripods, HD flip cameras, and other AV equipment available for check-out; assistance with creating videos, presentations, websites, and podcasts; open-access computer workstations for video/audio editing, web design, and graphic design; and HD theatre-style film screening capabilities.
Spring 2011: Film and Media Arts BA in Liberal Arts is approved by the Louisiana State University Faculty Senate Courses & Curricula Committee.
Fall 2012: The first Film and Media Arts BA in Liberal Arts students are awarded degrees at Louisiana State University’s Winter Commencement.
Spring 2013: New FMA courses added to curriculum
- FMA 3010, Art of Cinematography
- FMA 3011, Art of Editing
- FMA 3501, Russian Film
- FMA/Louisiana Public Broadcasting and FMA/Manship Theatre Internship Programs instituted
Fall 2013: New FMA courses added to curriculum
- FMA 3502, Italian Film
- FMA 3503, Asian Film
Fall 2015: New FMA courses added to curriculum
- FMA 7001, Graduate Seminar in Film & Media Arts added to curriculum
- FMA 7900, Independent Study in Film & Media Arts added to curriculum
Renowned filmmaker and documentarian Glen Pitre, Cote Blanche Productions, becomes a full-time Professional-in-Residence on FMA Faculty
Spring 2016: FMA Graduate Minor added to curriculum
Fall 2016: New FMA courses added to curriculum
- FMA 3504, Latin-American Cinema
- FMA 3505, The Horror Film
Spring 2017: FMA bylaws approved; New FMA course added to curriculum
- FMA 3030, Internship
Fall 2017: FMA Program change to HSS Program in Screen Arts
- LSU Board of Supervisors approve
Spring 2018: Louisiana Board of Regents approve Screen Arts Bachelor of Arts degree
- Screen Arts Bachelor of Arts degree concentrations to be offered Fall 2018
- Three concentrations: Writing, Production, and History/Theory/Criticism
- Five courses added to FMA/SCRN curriculum
- FMA/SCRN 3012, Film Directing
- FMA/SCRN 3014, Film Producing
- FMA/SCRN 4014, Advanced Film Producing
- FMA/SCRN 4012, Advanced Film Directing
- FMA/SCRN 4015, Advanced Film Practices
Fall 2018: Screen Arts moved into the newly renovated Allen 136.
- One course added to SCRN curriculum
- SCRN 3501, Topics in Middle-Eastern Cinema
Spring 2019: New courses added to SCRN curriculum
- SCRN 3506, Topics in German Cinema
- SCRN 4046, Advanced Topics in German Cinema