Film/Video/Digital Media 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/Video/Digital Media Concentration (39 units)

Required Courses (18 Units)
EMF 222FILM/VIDEO PRODUCTION3
EMF 265AUDIO PRODUCTION I3
EMF 275PRINCIPLES OF FILM AND VIDEO EDITING3
EMF 377BROADCAST/FILM WRITING3
EMF 311HISTORY OF ELECTRONIC MEDIA3
or EMF 313 HISTORY OF FILM
EMF 367NARRATIVE FILMMAKING: SYNC SOUND TECHNIQUES3
or EMF 373 ELECTRONIC FIELD PRODUCTION
Media Electives (6 Units)
Select two of the following:6
WOMEN AND GENDER IN FILM AND MEDIA
BROADCAST/CABLE PROGRAMMING
ELECTRONIC MEDIA AND FILM LAW AND REGULATION
AESTHETICS OF FILM AND ELECTRONIC MEDIA
GENRE THEORY AND CRITICISM
TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL CINEMA
FILM AND MEDIA ANALYSIS
SPECIAL TOPICS IN FILM AND MEDIA STUDIES
SEMINAR IN DIGITAL STUDIES
HISTORY OF ELECTRONIC MEDIA (if not used as a Required Course)
HISTORY OF FILM
PHILOSOPHY AND FILM
Intermediate Production (6 Units)
Select two of the following:6
LIGHTING FOR FILM AND VIDEO
TELEVISION STATION OPERATIONS
LIVE MULTI-CAMERA PRODUCTION
SOUND IN MEDIA
VISUAL EFFECTS I
NARRATIVE FILMMAKING: SYNC SOUND TECHNIQUES (if not used as a Required Course)
ELECTRONIC FIELD PRODUCTION
DEVELOPING THE SCREENPLAY
TOPICS IN ARTS, MEDIA, COMMUNICATION, AND SOCIAL ACTION
Advanced Production (6 Units)
Select one of the following:3
ELECTRONIC MEDIA NEWS PRODUCTION
BROADCAST PERFORMANCE
SPORTSCASTING
SCREENWRITING
THE MEDIA PRODUCER
DIRECTING FOR FILM AND VIDEO
PRODUCING ONLINE VIDEO
SPECIAL TOPICS IN ELECTRONIC MEDIA PRODUCTION
Select one of the following:3
CORPORATE AND COMMUNITY VIDEO
DOCUMENTARY FILM AND VIDEO
EXPERIMENTAL FILM AND VIDEO
SEMINAR IN NARRATIVE FILMMAKING
TELEVISION NEWS
DANCE FOR THE CAMERA
VISUAL EFFECTS II
Electives (3 Units)
Select any 3 units in EMF. The following are recommended, but not required:3
INTERNSHIP IN ELECTRONIC MEDIA AND FILM
DIRECTED STUDY IN ELECTRONIC MEDIA PRODUCTION
Total Units39

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 one of the following:3
Select one of the following:3
Select one of the following:3
 
 
 
 15 15
Sophomore
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
Core3Core 3
Core3Core3
Core3Core3
EMF 2223EMF 2753
EMF 2653EMF 3773
 15 15
Junior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
Upper-Division Elective (EMF or other)3Upper-Division Elective (EMF or other)3
Intermediate Production 13Upper-Division Elective (EMF or other)3
EMF 311 or 3633Upper-Division Elective (EMF or other)3
EMF 367 or 3733Intermediate Production 23
Media Elective 13Media Elective 23
 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
Upper-Division Elective (EMF or other)3Advance Production 23
Advance Production 13EMF Elective3
 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.