Film and Media Studies Concentration

The Electronic Media and Film major requires the student to choose a concentration. The Electronic Media and Film major requires 42–48 units. Twenty-one units must be upper-division courses. Students cannot have more than one concentration in the EMF major. The major requires 9 units of common introductory courses and depending upon the concentration, 33–39 units of courses distributed between required courses and electives.

Students are reminded that it is their responsibility to check all prerequisites before registering for any course.

Required Courses for All Majors
EMF 120CONCEPT AND STORY3
EMF 140INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONIC MEDIA AND FILM3
EMF 221PRINCIPLES OF FILM AND MEDIA PRODUCTION3
Total Units9

Upon completion of the required courses, students must fulfill the requirements in one of the three concentrations.

Film and Media Studies Concentration (33 units)

Requirements (9 Units)
EMF 311HISTORY OF ELECTRONIC MEDIA3
EMF 313HISTORY OF FILM3
EMF 364AESTHETICS OF FILM AND ELECTRONIC MEDIA3
Media Studies Electives (6 Units)
Select two of the following:6
GENRE THEORY AND CRITICISM
BROADCAST/FILM WRITING
RADIO, CULTURE, AND SOCIETY
TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL CINEMA
FILM AND MEDIA ANALYSIS
SPECIAL TOPICS IN FILM AND MEDIA STUDIES
SEMINAR IN DIGITAL STUDIES
Production Requirement (3 Units)
EMF 222FILM/VIDEO PRODUCTION3
or EMF 265 AUDIO PRODUCTION I
Electives (15 Units)
Select three of the following, two of which must be upper division: 19
INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL STUDIES
HONORS INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL STUDIES
VISUAL CULTURE
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
WOMEN AND GENDER IN FILM AND MEDIA
PRINCIPLES OF FILM AND VIDEO EDITING
ELECTRONIC MEDIA AND FILM LAW AND REGULATION
DEVELOPING THE SCREENPLAY
SCREENWRITING
TOPICS IN ARTS, MEDIA, COMMUNICATION, AND SOCIAL ACTION
MEDIA CRITICISM
MASS MEDIA AND SOCIETY
PHILOSOPHY AND FILM
Select two additional EMF courses. The following are recommended, but not required:6
INTERNSHIP IN ELECTRONIC MEDIA AND FILM
DIRECTED STUDY IN FILM & MEDIA STUDIES
Total Units33
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Options not taken in Media Studies electives (above) may also be taken.

Suggested Four-Year Plan

Freshman
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
TSEM 102 or ENGL 102 (Core 1 or 2)3TSEM 102 or ENGL 102 (Core 1 or 2)3
Core3Core3
Core3Core3
Core3Select two of the following:6
Select one of the following:3
 
 15 15
Sophomore
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
Core3Core 3
Core3Core3
Core3Core3
EMF 3113EMF 3643
EMF 3133Media Studies Elective 13
 15 15
Junior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
Upper-Division Elective (EMF or other)3Upper-Division Elective (EMF or other)3
Upper-Division Elective (EMF or other)3Upper-Division Elective (EMF or other)3
Media Studies Elective 23TYCR Elective 23
TYCR Production Course3TYCR Elective 33
TYCR Elective 13Additional EMF Course3
 15 15
Senior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
Upper-Division Elective (EMF or other)3Upper-Division Elective (EMF or other)3
Upper-Division Elective (EMF or other)3Upper-Division Elective (EMF or other)3
Upper-Division Elective (EMF or other)3Upper-Division Elective (EMF or other)3
TYCR Elective 43Upper-Division Elective (EMF or other)3
TYCR Elective 53Additional EMF Course3
 15 15
Total Units 120

1. Students will demonstrate production competence in his/her specific concentration (ILTC).
2. Students will demonstrate the ability to develop and articulate reasoned critical and aesthetic analysis about the media in their scholarly writing (ILTC).
3. Students will demonstrate proficiency in writing for electronic media/film.