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

Required Courses
EMF 222FILM/VIDEO PRODUCTION3
EMF 265AUDIO PRODUCTION I3
EMF 275PRINCIPLES OF FILM AND VIDEO EDITING3
EMF 311HISTORY OF ELECTRONIC MEDIA3
or EMF 313 FILM HISTORY
EMF 367NARRATIVE FILMMAKING3
or EMF 373 ELECTRONIC FIELD PRODUCTION
EMF 377BROADCAST/FILM WRITING3
Media Electives
Select two of the following:6
GENDER IN FILM AND MEDIA
AFRICAN-AMERICAN CINEMA
CITY CINEMA
HISTORY OF ELECTRONIC MEDIA 1
FILM HISTORY
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
DIGITAL CULTURE
PHILOSOPHY AND FILM
Intermediate Production
Select two of the following:6
PRODUCTION SOUND FOR FILM AND VIDEO
LIGHTING FOR FILM AND VIDEO
TELEVISION STATION OPERATIONS
SOUND IN MEDIA
NARRATIVE FILMMAKING 2
ELECTRONIC FIELD PRODUCTION
LIVE MULTI-CAMERA PRODUCTION
COLOR GRADING AND MASTERING
VISUAL EFFECTS I
DEVELOPING THE SCREENPLAY
SPECIAL TOPICS IN SOCIAL ACTION
Advanced Production
Select one of the following:3
ELECTRONIC MEDIA NEWS PRODUCTION
BROADCAST PERFORMANCE
SPORTSCASTING
SCREENWRITING
THE MEDIA PRODUCER
CINEMATOGRAPHY
DIRECTING FOR FILM AND VIDEO
INTERNET 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
Select any 3 units of Electronic Media and Film (EMF) coursework. 3, 43
Total Units39
1

EMF 311 or EMF 313 may be selected if not already taken to fulfill requirements.

2

EMF 367 or EMF 373 may be selected if not already taken to fulfill requirements.

3

EMF 460 or EMF 495 are recommended.

4

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 103
Core 43Core 113
Core 63 
 15 15
Sophomore
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
EMF 2223EMF 2753
EMF 2653EMF 377 (Core 9)3
Core 74Core 83-4
Core 123Core 143
Core 133Core or Elective3
 16 15-16
Junior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
Select one of the following:3Intermediate Production 23
Media Elective 23
EMF 313 (Core 5)
Upper-Division Elective (EMF or other)3
EMF 367 or 3733Upper-Division Elective (EMF or other)3
Intermediate Production 13Upper-Division Elective (EMF or other)3
Media Elective 13 
Upper-Division Elective (EMF or other)3 
 15 15
Senior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
Advanced Production 13Advanced Production 23
Upper-Division Elective (EMF or other)3EMF Elective3
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
 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.