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SAC Major

What Is a SAC Major?

The undergraduate major in Screen Arts & Cultures is an integrated major in screen studies (film, television, and new media) and production. Students' coursework is divided between studies and creative, hands-on practice. 

SAC Students Engage in Study (SAC 236, left) and Production (SAC 301)

Students in Matthew Solomon’s SAC 236 lecture watch an oncoming train rush past them during a screening of one of the Lumière brothers’ early experiments with 3D motion picture technology.

SAC 301 Documentary students learn the ins and outs of the Panasonic AG-160 as David Marek discusses techniques for shooting 2 camera interviews.

What Are the Prerequisites for the SAC Major?

Students interested in pursuing a SAC Major must first complete the following prerequistie course with a grade of C- or higher:

SAC 236 - The Art of Film  (4 credits)

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What Are the Requirements for the SAC Major?

How Do I Declare a SAC Major?

In order to declare the SAC major, students are encouraged to attend a declaration event (SACAPALOOZA) in either the fall or winter term. These events take place shortly after midterm time and prior to registration for the next term. Students may attend SACAPLAOOZA to declare the Screen Arts & Cultures (SAC) major if they are achieving a C- or above in the pre-requisite course, SAC 236, at the time of declaration.

The next SACapalooza will be held in the Fall of 2018. Look for announcements in our future department newsletters - or check back here!