BA in Film (Film Studies)

Total units required for Major: 39-45
Total units required for BA: 120

Program Description

The Film Program offers interdisciplinary coursework in the areas of film production, history, theory, criticism, and writing. The Film major aims at developing a deeper understanding of the art and practice of film, its complex components, and the artists whose vision have inspired generations of filmmakers. All students are required to take a common core that provides a foundation for film criticism and production. After completing the core, students select either the film studies or film production track. Students are supervised by the Film Coordinator.

Program Requirements

Lower Division Core Courses (6 Units)
FILM/COMS 27ADigital Film/Video Production2
FILM/COMS 27BDigital Film/Video Production Lab1
FILM/ENGL 97Introduction to Film Studies3
Upper Division Core Courses (15 Units)
FILM/ENGL 105Film Theory and Criticism3
FILM/COMS 121Media Aesthetics3
FILM/INTD 124FAvant-Garde Film3
FILM/THEA 155Contemporary World Cinema3
HRS/HIST 169Hollywood and America3
Option Requirements (18-24 Units)
Select one of the options below:18 - 24
Option A: Digital Film/Video Production
Option B: Film Studies
Total Units39-45

Option B: Film Studies (18 units)

Area Requirements (3 Units)
Select one of the following:3
Video Art
Film and Video Production Management
Staging and Lighting Digital Video
Theory of Film/Video Editing
Capstone Course (3 Units)
FILM/COMS 192Senior Seminar in Film3
Electives (12 Units)
Select 12 units in consultation with your major advisor12
Total Units18