Cinema and Media Communication - Film Studies Course Plan

Catalog Year 2016-2017

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Major Requirement

Must be taken to fulfill major requirements.

Major Elective

Must be taken to fulfill major requirements, or replaced with an equivalent course.

Gen-Ed Requirement

Must be taken to fulfill general education requirements.

Elective

Can be chosen from a selection of courses.

See MyGFU for detailed academic requirements.

First Year

Fall Semester

History of U.S. Cinema (CMCO 160) 3 credits
Introduction to Communication (COMM 100) 3 credits
Knowing & Being Known (LIBA 100) 3 credits
Bible Survey (BIBL 100) 3 credits
MATH GE Requirement 3 credits
Semester Total 15 credits
Cumulative Total 15 credits

Spring Semester

Introduction to Video Production (CMCO 230) 3 credits
HUMA 290 or Fine Arts GE Requirement 3 credits
Social Science GE Requirement 3 credits
Natural Science GE Requirement 4 credits
HIST, INTL or PSCI GE Requirement 3 credits
Semester Total 16 credits
Cumulative Total 31 credits

Second Year

Fall Semester

Digital Multimedia Production (CMCO 250) 3 credits
Scriptwriting for Media or Dramatic Scriptwriting (CMCO 260 or CMCO 320) 3 credits
Camera & Lighting (CMCO 333) 3 credits
HUMA 205 or LITR & PHIL GE Requirement 3 credits
Bible Elective 3 credits
Career Mapping & Obtaining an Internship (GEED 216 - optional/recommended) 1 credits
Semester Total 16 credits
Cumulative Total 47 credits

Spring Semester

Introduction to Audio (CMCO 243) 3 credits
International Film Studies (COMM 220) 3 credits
Mass Media & Popular Culture (COMM 230) 3 credits
Intercultural GE Requirement 3 credits
Electives 3 credits
Semester Total 15 credits
Cumulative Total 62 credits

Third Year

Fall Semester

Editing Video (CMCO 350) 3 credits
Film Theory & Criticism (CMCO 280) 3 credits
Major Elective - CMCO or COMM 3 credits
History & Theology of Christianity (RELI 300) 3 credits
Electives 3 credits
Semester Total 15 credits
Cumulative Total 77 credits

Spring Semester

Advanced Production Workshop I (CMCO 481) 3 credits
Field Experience/Internship (CMCO 475) 2 credits
Major Elective - CMCO or COMM 3 credits
Lifelong Fitness (HHPA 120) 2 credits
Electives 7 credits
Semester Total 17 credits
Cumulative Total 94 credits

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

Senior Portfolio (CMCO 490) 1 credits
Major Elective - CMCO or COMM 3 credits
Developing a Professional Identity (GEED 218 - optional/recommended) 1 credits
Electives 12 credits
Semester Total 17 credits
Cumulative Total 111 credits

Spring Semester

Culture & Christianity (LIBA 400) 3 credits
Electives 12 credits
Semester Total 15 credits
Cumulative Total 126 credits

Notes

Math requirement may be waived with a math SAT score of 600 or higher.

Students may take up to 15 semester hours at the Los Angeles Film Center in lieu of the CMCO/COMM Major Electives.