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University Catalog 2017-2018 
University Catalog 2017-2018 [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: Journalism, and Television and Film. It is the primary objective of our curriculum to develop a knowledgeable and artistically skilled graduate who will be able to pursue an advanced degree and/or a professional career in radio, television, and cinema. 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 120 units, of which 60 units are in the major. Consult with an adviser for the specific number of units required in all areas of the degree including GE and free electives.

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Requirements for the Major (60 units)

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


Journalism Option (36 units)

Television and Film Option (36 units)

Lower Division Option Requirement (3 units)

Television and Film Option Pathways (9 units)

Select and fulfill 9 units in one of the following four pathways. Courses in the pathways are not interchangeable and no substitutions will be approved.

Electives (6 units)

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