Radio/Audio 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.

Radio/Audio Concentration (39 units)

Requirements
EMF 265AUDIO PRODUCTION I3
EMF 311HISTORY OF ELECTRONIC MEDIA3
EMF 365AUDIO PRODUCTION II3
Writing/Media Theory
EMF 355ELECTRONIC MEDIA AND FILM LAW AND REGULATION3
or EMF 377 BROADCAST/FILM WRITING
Production
Select five from the following:15
SOUND CREATION AND DESIGN
PRODUCTION SOUND FOR FILM AND VIDEO
LIVE SOUND REINFORCEMENT
AUDIO DOCUMENTARY
SOUND IN MEDIA
ELECTRONIC MEDIA NEWS PRODUCTION
RADIO STATION OPERATIONS 1
AUDIO PRODUCTION III
Experiential
EMF 460INTERNSHIP IN ELECTRONIC MEDIA AND FILM 23
or EMF 495 DIRECTED STUDY IN ELECTRONIC MEDIA PRODUCTION
Electives
Select 9 units from the following, at least three of which must be Electronic Media and Film (EMF) courses: 39
BROADCAST/CABLE PROGRAMMING
BROADCAST PERFORMANCE
RADIO, CULTURE, AND SOCIETY
SPORTSCASTING
SPECIAL TOPICS IN ELECTRONIC MEDIA PRODUCTION
SPECIAL TOPICS IN FILM AND MEDIA STUDIES
SPECIAL TOPICS IN SOCIAL ACTION
MUSIC INDUSTRY: LIVE PERFORMANCE
RECORDING TECHNIQUES I
MUSIC INDUSTRY: RECORDING AND DIGITAL MEDIA
RECORDING TECHNIQUES II
SOUND DESIGN
Total Units39
1

Only 3 units of EMF 421 may be applied to the Production category.

2

Maximum 6 units of any combination of EMF 460 or EMF 495 may be applied toward the major. Minimum 3 units of EMF 460 or EMF 495 are required to meet the Experiential Requirement, and up to 3 additional units of either course may be applied toward Electives. 

3

Courses not selected in the Production category (above) may also be taken to fulfill 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 63
Core 43Core 103
Core 53 
 15 15
Sophomore
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
EMF 2653EMF 355 or 377 (EMF 377 is Core 9)3
EMF 3113EMF 3653
Core 74Core 83-4
Core 113Core 133
Core 123Core 143
 16 15-16
Junior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
EMF Elective 13EMF Elective 23
Production Elective 13Production Elective 33
Production Elective 23Upper-Division Elective (EMF or other)3
Upper-Division Elective (EMF or other)3Upper-Division Elective (EMF or other)3
Core 93Upper-Division Elective (EMF or other)3
 15 15
Senior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
EMF Elective 33Production Elective 53
Experiential Elective 13Upper-Division Elective (EMF or other)3
Production Elective 43Upper-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.