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Requirements



All cinematic arts majors follow a group of core classes (listed below) that provide a deep understanding of the foundational principles of cinema. The core requirements 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.

In addition, students are given the choice of focusing their education in one of three tracks of study. These tracks of study are designed to prepare students to achieve career goals by sharpening their understanding and abilities in the areas of Animation, Critical Studies, or Producing.

Cinematic Arts Major Requirements49 units
Required Core Courses31 units
TFT 101
Christianity and the Creative Process*
3
TFT 110
Introduction to Acting
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 341
Media Criticism and Theory
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 475
Media Ministries^^
3
TFT 490
Internship^
1–3
TFT 499
Capstone Project in Theater, Film, and Television
3
Program Concentration Requirements18 units
All cinematic arts majors must complete the core requirements as well as the requirements for one of the concentrations:

*Meets a General Education core requirement.
**Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement.
^TFT 490 is a variable unit class (1-3 units). 3 units must be taken to fulfill this 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.