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Requirements

All cinematic arts production majors follow a group of core classes (listed below) that provide a deep understanding of the foundational principles of cinema. The core requirements for the film production degree are designed to guide students through developing, writing, producing, and evaluating critical and creative efforts. Students are also challenged to learn about the business aspects of film and television, and to broaden their understanding of the arts and industry through a study of the history of film and television.

Cinematic Arts Production Major (BFA) Requirements60 units
Required Courses
TFT 101
Christianity and the Creative Process*
3
TFT 260
Cinema-TV Production II
4
TFT 274
Story and Character
3
TFT 275
History of Broadcasting and Electronic Media
3
TFT 285
History of Film
3
TFT 295
Film and Television Business
3
TFT 317
Cinematic Aesthetics
3
TFT 335
Cinema-TV Production II
4
TFT 341
Media Criticism and Theory
3
TFT 490
Internship^
1–3
TFT 494
Production Capstone^
3
Select one of the following:
TFT 110
Introduction to Acting
3
TFT 263
Broadcast Performance
3
Select one of the following:
TFT 375
Screenwriting**
3
TFT 387
Nonfiction Writing for Visual Media**
3
Select one of the following:
TFT 351
Film and Social Issues
3
TFT 420
Topics in Cinema and History
3
TFT 481
Contemporary Auteurs
3
TFT 495
Special Topics
3
Select four of the following:
TFT 319
Directing for the Camera
3
TFT 320
Cinematography
3
TFT 321
Film/Video Editing
3
TFT 322
Sound Design
3
TFT 361
Producing and Production Management
3
Select one of the following:
TFT 415
Advanced Television Production
4
TFT 438
Advanced Documentary Film
4
TFT 462
Advanced Cinema Production
4

*Meets a General Education core requirement.
**Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement.
^May be repeated up to a maximum of 6 units. Only 3 units count toward the major.

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.