2018-2019 Catalog

Bachelor of Arts in Film, Television and Media

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree


See the "Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree" in the University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

Elective Requirements


Completion of elective courses (beyond the requirements listed below) to reach a total of a minimum of 120 units.

General Education Requirements (49 units)


See the "General Education" requirements in the University Catalog or the Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education requirements and course offerings.

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement


Students are strongly encouraged to fulfill the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement by the end of their junior year. See the "Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement" in the University Catalog.

Major Requirements (48 units)


The following courses, or their approved equivalents, are required of all candidates for this degree. The academic standards of the department require that all Film, Television and Media majors pass all required and prerequisite courses with grades of “C” or better.

Major Requirements (48 Units)

A. Lower Division Required Courses (12 units)

COM 100Media & Society

3

or

COM 105Introduction to Media Criticism

3

COM 106Digital Toolkit

2

COM 107Digital Toolkit Laboratory

1

COM 110Introduction to Digital Media Production

2

COM 111Introduction to Digital Media Production Laboratory

1

COM 200Genre Analysis

3

B. Upper Division Required Courses (15 units)

COM 370Creative Producing I

3

COM 375Media and Representation

3

COM 379Media Industries

3

Choose 2 of the Following History Courses

COM 307History of Film

3

COM 308Television History

3

COM 309History of Emerging Media

3

C. Writing Requirement (3 units)

COM 220Screenwriting I

3

COM 230Writing for Series Television

3

COM 330Emerging Media Writing

3

Note: COM 220, COM 230 or COM 330 cannot double count for elective.

D. Capstone Experience (3 units)

COM 490 Senior Project

3

E. Electives (15 units)

Choose 5, 3-unit courses; 3 courses must be 300 level or higher:
COM 130Introduction to Film

3

COM 220Screenwriting I

3

COM 230Writing for Series Television

3

COM 330Emerging Media Writing

3

COM 340Emerging Media Making

2

COM 341Emerging Media Making Laboratory

1

COM 376Transmedia Storytelling

3

COM 377Global Media

3

COM 378Media Audiences

3

COM 390Hollywood by the Horns

3

COM 420Screenwriting II

3

COM 470Creative Producing II

3

COM 494Independent Study

1-3

COM 495Special Topics:

3

COM 496Internship in Communications

1-3

Note: COM 495 and COM 496 may be repeated twice for credit.