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Film, Media and Communication

Undergraduate Bachelor Programs

Emphases

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Students enrolled in the BA or BS film programs can select an optional area of emphasis, although choosing an emphasis is not required. An emphasis helps students focus their coursework in an area of special interest to them in preparation for their future careers. The seven areas of emphases are:

  1. Documentary: Emphasizes building artistic and technical skills in the production of cinematic nonfiction
    storytelling.
  2. Professional Photography: Provides a strong foundation in the aesthetics, technology, and business
    of capturing the still image.
  3. Cinematography: Emphasis on controlling light, motion, and the camera lens to tell cinematic stories.
  4. Film Studies: Focus on academic analysis and appreciation of film and media.
  5. Writing: Emphasizes fictional and non-fictional storytelling.
  6. Producing: Focus on the budgeting, organization, and management of media development,
    production, and distribution.
  7. Audio Production: Develops specific skills in recording, mixing, and producing audio for live
    performance, studio, music and cinematic applications.

Emphasis 1: Documentary

Required Courses

Emphasis 1: Documentary - Required Courses
FLM 127/FLM 203 Documentary Storytelling 3
FLM 128 Documentary Editing 3
FLM 129A Documentary Filmmaking A 3


Elective Courses for Documentary Emphasis

Choose five courses (15 units) from the following:

Emphasis 1: Documentary - Electives
PHO 2 Foundations of Photography 3
FLM 104 Lighting for People 3
FLM 115 Audio Storytelling 3
FLM 120 Post Production with Adobe 3
FLM 125 Media Anthropology 3
FLM 129B Documentary Filmmaking B 3
FLM 130A/FLM 215A Documentary Production Workshop A 3
FLM 130B/FLM 215B Documentary Production Workshop B 3
FLM 131A Film, Media and Social Justice 3
FLM 131B Film, Media and Social Justice B 3
FLM 143A/FLM 221A Post-Production Audio 1 3
FLM 144A Digital Cinematography 3
FLM 157 Social Media Advocacy 3
FLM 182 Imaging Time  
JRN 112 Photojournalism 3
JRN 125 Mobile Journalism 3
JRN 147A Newscasting 3
JRN 147B Newscasting 3

 

Emphasis 2: Professional Photography

Required Courses

Emphasis 2: Professional Photography - Required Courses
PHO 2 Foundations of Photography 3
PHO 8 Lighting Principles 3
PHO 30 Studio Product Photography 3
PHO 102 Digital Image Editing I 3
FLM 104 Lighting for People 3

 

Elective Courses for Professional Photography Emphasis

Choose two courses (6 units) from PHO and/or from the following:

Emphasis 2: Professional Photography - Electives
ART 10 Photography I 3
ART 108 Digital Deluge 3
ART 150A Photography II: Portraiture 3
ART 152A Color Digital Photography 3
JRN 112 Photojournalism 3

 

Emphasis 3: Cinematography

Required Courses

Emphasis 3: Cinematography - Required Courses
PHO 2 Foundations of Photography 3
FLM 144A Digital Cinematography 3
FLM 144B Advanced Cinematography 3

 

Elective Courses for Cinematography Emphasis

Choose five courses (15 units) from the following:

Emphasis 3: Cinematography - Electives
PHO 30 Studio Product Photography 3
FLM 119 Music Video Production 3
FLM 123 Commercial Production 3
FLM 129A Documentary Filmmaking A 3
PHO 104 Lighting for People 3
PHO 112 Food and Beverage Photography 3
PHO 113 Advanced Tabletop Photography 3
PHO 114 Automotive Photography 3
PHO 175 Fashion Photography 3
FLM 180 Masters of Light 3
FLM 181 Sports Photography 3
FLM 182 Imaging Time 3
PHO 188 Wedding Photography 3
FLM 193A Production Workshop A 3
FLM 193B Production Workshop B 3
FLM 196 Experimental Film & Video 3

 

Emphasis 4: Film Studies

Core major courses plus eight additional history or genre classes (24 units), such as:

Emphasis 4: Film Studies - Required Courses
PHI 167 Ethics and Film 3
PHI 175 Philosophy of Film 3
FLM 124 Gender and Media 3
FLM 125 Media Anthropology 3
FLM 131A Film, Media and Social Justice 3
FLM 136 Disney Inc. and Mass Popular Culture 3
FLM 142A Women in Hollywood 3
FLM 158 Heroes, Villains and Warriors 3
FLM 168 Race, Sex and Hollywood 3
FLM 171 Film Noir and the City 3
FLM 177 Science Fiction & Human Rights 3
FLM 178 Suspense Horror and Mayhem 3

 

Emphasis 5: Writing

Required Courses

Emphasis 5: Writing - Required Courses
FLM 137A Screenwriting A 3
FLM 137B Screenwriting B 3
JRN 101 Basic News Writing 3

 

Electives for Writing Emphasis

Choose four courses (12 units) from the following:

Emphasis 5: Writing - Electives
ENG 106 Introduction to Creative Writing 3
ENG 109 Writing: Voice and View 3
FLM 118 New Media 3
FLM 127/FLM 203 Documentary Storytelling 3
FLM 134 Non-Fiction to Film 3
FLM 137C Screenwriting C 3
FLM 167 Screenwriting Pitching & Packaging 3
JRN 102 Advanced Reporting and News Writing 3
JRN 115 Multi-Platform Copy Editing 3
JRN 135 Science & Environmental Reporting 3
SW 109 Communication & Writing Essentials 3

 

Emphasis 6: Producing

Required Courses

Emphasis 6: Producing - Required Courses
BUS 5 Business Law I 3
FLM 154 Production Management 3
FLM 160 The Director 3
FLM 193A Production Workshop A 3

 

Electives for Producing Emphasis

Choose five courses (15 units) from the following:

Emphasis 6: Producing - Electives
BUS 4 Business Foundations and Analysis 3
BUS 15A The Essentials of Business Writing and Presentation 3
BUS 145 Entrepreneurship 3
BUS 160 Principles of Marketing 3
BUS 165 New Media Marketing 3
FLM 119 Music Video Production 3
FLM 123 Commercial Production 3
FLM 130A/FLM 215A Documentary Production Workshop A 3
FLM 131B Film, Media and Social Justice B 3
FLM 146 Film Marketing 3
FLM 157 Social Media Advocacy 3
FLM 167 Screenwriting Pitching & Packaging 3
FLM 193B/FLM 293B Production Workshop B 3
JRN 122 Public Relations 3
SOC 38 Statistics for Social Science 3

 

Emphasis 7: Audio Production

Required Courses

Emphasis 7: Audio Production - Required Courses
FLM 115 Audio Storytelling 3
FLM 138/FLM 238 Audio Production & Recording Principles 3
FLM 143A/FLM 221A Post-Production Audio 1 3
FLM 152A Music Production for Visual Media 1 3

 

Elective Courses for Audio Production Emphasis

Choose four courses (12 units) from the following:

Emphasis 7: Audio Production - Electives
FLM 119 Music Video Production 3
FLM 130A/FLM 215A Documentary Production Workshop A 3
FLM 133 Music Culture and Broadcasting 3
FLM 143B/FLM 221B Post-Production Audio 2 3
FLM 152B/FLM 222B Music Production for Visual Media 2 3
FLM 155 Pro Tools Essentials 3
FLM 193A Production Workshop A 3
FLM 193B/FLM 293B Production Workshop B 3
JRN 147A Newscasting 3
JRN 147B Newscasting 3
MUS 3 Discovering Music Fundamentals 3
MUS 13 Applied Music (Non-Major) 3
MUS 113 Applied Music (Non-Major) 3
MUS 134 Orchestration and Arranging 3