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University Catalog 2013-2014 
University Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Television, Film and Media Studies, B.A.

The program leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Television, Film and Media Studies emphasizes both theoretical understanding and practical application of the mass media of communication in contemporary society. This major offers two interdisciplinary options: Broadcast Journalism, and Television and Film. It is the primary objective of our curriculum to help develop a knowledgeable and artistically skilled graduate who will be able to pursue an advanced degree and/or a professional career in radio, television, animation, cinema, and/or mass communication research. The program emphasizes the importance of the media in constructing awareness of the multi-cultural composition of society, as well as the media’s impact on all aspects of human interaction.

The total number of units required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Television, Film and Media Studies is 180 units, of which 88-98 units are in the major depending on the option selected. Consult with an advisor for the specific number of units required in all areas of the degree including GE and free electives.

Requirements for the Major (88 units)

Students should plan their programs with careful attention to prerequisites for upper division courses.


Broadcast Journalism Option (60 units)

Lower Division Option Requirements (8 units)

Upper Division Option Requirements (12 units)

Students must complete 8 units in one of the following two courses:

Television and Film Option (60 units)

Electives (8 units)

Select any courses in Television, Film and Media Studies beyond those taken to meet option core and upper division production and critical studies requirements. Other courses in related fields may be selected with adviser approval.