Film and Media Studies Concentration

This is a screened program. Please see the admission requirements for additional information.

The Electronic Media and Film major requires the student to choose a concentration. The Electronic Media and Film major requires 42–48 units. 21 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. Maximum 18 units of transfer coursework may be applied to major requirements. 

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

Required Pre-Admission 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
EMF 311HISTORY OF ELECTRONIC MEDIA3
EMF 313FILM HISTORY3
EMF 364AESTHETICS OF FILM AND ELECTRONIC MEDIA3
Media Studies Electives
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
DIGITAL CULTURE
Production Requirement
EMF 222FILM/VIDEO PRODUCTION3
or EMF 265 AUDIO PRODUCTION I
Electives
Select three of the following courses, two of which must be upper-level: 19
INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL STUDIES
HONORS INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL STUDIES
VISUAL CULTURE
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
GENDER IN FILM AND MEDIA
AFRICAN-AMERICAN CINEMA
CITY CINEMA
PRINCIPLES OF FILM AND VIDEO EDITING
ELECTRONIC MEDIA AND FILM LAW AND REGULATION
DEVELOPING THE SCREENPLAY
SCREENWRITING
FILM AND LITERATURE
SPECIAL TOPICS IN SOCIAL ACTION
MEDIA CRITICISM
MASS MEDIA AND SOCIETY
PHILOSOPHY AND FILM
Select two additional Electronic Media and Film (EMF) courses. 2, 36
Total Units33
1

Courses not selected in Media Studies electives list (above) may also be taken.

2

EMF 460 or EMF 496 are recommended.

3

EMF 110 is excluded from counting toward electives. 

Suggested Four-Year Plan

Based on course availability and student needs and preferences, the selected sequences will probably vary from those presented below. Students should consult with their adviser to make the most appropriate elective choices.

Freshman
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
Select one of the following:3Select two of the following:6
Core 1 (or Core 2)3Core 2 (or Core 1)3
Core 33Core 74
Core 43Core 103
Core 63 
 15 16
Sophomore
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
EMF 3113EMF 3643
EMF 313 (Core 5)3Media Studies Elective 13
Core 93Core 83-4
Core 113Core 123
Core 143Core 133
 15 15-16
Junior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
Upper-Division Elective (EMF or other)3Additional EMF Course3
Upper-Division Elective (EMF or other)3Upper-Division Elective (EMF or other)3
Media Studies Elective 23Upper-Division Elective (EMF or other)3
TYCR Production Course3TYCR Elective 23
TYCR Elective 13TYCR Elective 33
 15 15
Senior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
Upper-Division Elective (EMF or other)3Additional EMF Course3
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 53Upper-Division Elective (EMF or other)3
 15 15
Total Units 121-122
  1. Students will demonstrate production competence in their 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.