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Film and Electronic Arts

College of the Arts

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Film and Electronic Arts - FEA Programs

** Please note information below differs from the print version of the CSULB Catalog. The correct information below lists FEA 410 as a requirement for the Critical Practice Specialization of the Option in Theory and Practice of Cinema. (5/27/10) **

Bachelor of Arts Film and Electronic Arts

Students must complete all requirements, prerequisites, and electives in residence at the upper division level.

Option in Theory and Practice of Cinema (code FEA_BA01) (120 units)

51 units required for the major.

Students are admitted to this option by virtue of meeting the Admission Requirements and Supplemental Screening Criteria listed above.

Requirements

1. Lower Division Core

  • Take the following courses:
    • FEA 205 Film History (3)
    • FEA 206 History of Broadcasting (3)
    • FEA 299 Media Aesthetics (3)

2. Upper Division Core

  • Take the following courses:
    • FEA 302 Film Theory I: Classical (3)
    • FEA 303 Film and Electronic Media Writing (3)
    • FEA 401 Film Theory II: Contemporary (3)

3. Culture and Media

  • Take three of the following:
    • FEA 310, 315, 317, 318I, 380, 394, 412, 486I

4. International Cinema

  • Take three of the following:
    • FEA 392A, 392B, 392C, 392D; only one of the following may be used to meet this requirement: FEA 454/ITAL 454, FEA 456/FREN 456, FEA 457/GERM 480, FEA 458/RUSS 428, SPAN 428.

5. Tracks of Specialization

Select one of the following 15-unit tracks. Courses in any track may be applied as electives in other tracks. See an advisor to determine the most relevant electives for your track.

A. Critical Practice

  • Take the following course:
    • FEA 322 Diverse Media: Writing and Production (3)
    • FEA 410 Film Criticism Practicum (3)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • FEA 318I Theory of Fiction and Film (3)
    • FEA 394 American Film Genres (3)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • FEA 315 Theory of New Media (3)
    • FEA 486I Alternative Media (3)
  • Take three additional units of FEA elective

B. Documentary Production

  • Take the following courses:
    • Recommended for fall semester, Senior Year:
      • FEA 380 Documentary History and Theory (3)
      • FEA 381 Directing the Documentary (3)
      • FEA 382 Digital Documentary Production I (3)
    • Recommended for spring semester, Senior Year:
      • FEA 383 Digital Documentary Production II (3)
  • Take three additional units of FEA elective

C. Screenwriting

  • Take the following courses:
    • FEA 318I Theory of Fiction and Film (3)
    • FEA 404 (Fall) Advanced Scriptwriting for FEA (3)
    • FEA 404 (Spring) Advanced Scriptwriting for FEA (3)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • FEA 405 Comedy Writing (3)
    • FEA 408 Writing the Screen Adaptation (3)
  • Take three additional units of FEA elective

D. Editing

  • Take the following courses:
    • FEA 309 Production I: Cinematography (3)
    • FEA 415 Media Editing (3)
    • FEA 416 Advanced Media Editing (3)
  • Take one course from the following:
    • FEA 307, 322, 338, 339, 360
  • Take three additional units of FEA elective

E. Audio

  • Take the following courses:
    • FEA 307 Audio Production (3)
    • FEA 320 Sound Design (3)
    • FEA 325 Audio Activity (2)
    • FEA 355 Audio-Video-Film Activity (1)
  • Take one course from the following:
    • FEA 322, 338, 339, 360
  • Take three additional units of FEA elective

F. Broadcast Production

  • Take the following courses:
    • FEA 338 Television Studio Production (3)
    • FEA 360 Independent Television FIeld Production (3)
    • FEA 438 Television Studio Directing (3)
  • Take one course from the following:
    • FEA 307, 322, 327, 339, 375
  • Take three additional units of FEA elective

G. Production Management

  • Take the folowing courses:
    • FEA 327 Production Management (3)
    • FEA 427 Production Management II (3)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • FEA 375 Independent Television Field Production (3)
    • FEA 376 Film and E-Media Sales and Promotion (3)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • FEA 339 Commercials for Electronic Media (3)
    • FEA 360 Independent Television Field Production (3)
  • Take three additional units of FEA elective

Option in Narrative Production (code FEA_BA02) (120 units)

51 units required for the major.

Students meeting the requirements for admission to the major may apply for admission into the production option by presenting a portfolio to the department in January of their sophomore year, or in subsequent Januarys. Admission to the option will be in the Fall semester only. Portfolios will be comprised of 1) a statement of purpose, 2) a critical analysis of a film or television show, 3) a sample of creative work (either writing, visual art or a short film or video) and 4) two letters of recommendation. Although a transfer student may apply to the FEA production option prior to learning whether or not they have been admitted to the university, they cannot be accepted into the option until they have been officially admitted to the university. The Film and Electronic Arts Department is not involved in the university admissions process.

Students admitted to this option are required to maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA average in all major course work in order to retain their place in the option. Students admitted to the option are also required to abide by the rules and regulations as specified in the FEA Department’s Policies and Procedures handbook, which is available for purchase at the University Bookstore.

Requirements

Lower Division Core

  • Take the following course during the pre-major year:
    • FEA 299 Media Aesthetics (3)
  • Take the following courses:
    • FEA 205 Film History (3)
    • FEA 206 History of Broadcasting (3)

Take the following courses in the following sequence:

1. Fall Semester of Junior Year:

  • FEA 303 Film and Electronic Media Writing (3)
  • FEA 307 Audio Production (3)
  • FEA 309 Production I: Cinematography (3)
  • FEA 415 Media Editing (3)

2. Spring Semester of Junior Year:

  • FEA 302 Film Theory I: Classical (3)
  • FEA 304 Writing the Short Script (3)
  • FEA 328 Film and Video Lighting (3)
  • FEA 336 Production II: Film Production (3)

3. At the end of their junior year, students must select a two-semester track of specialization for their senior year.

A. Production and Directing

  • Take the following courses in the Fall:
    • FEA 327 Production Management (3)
    • FEA 340 Production III: Advanced Production A (3)
    • FEA 344 Advanced Cinematography II (may be taken in junior year)
  • Take the following courses in the Spring:
    • FEA 342 Production IV: Advanced Production B (3)
    • FEA 375 Producing and the Business of TV (3)
  • Take one international cinema course from the following courses:
    • FEA 392A, 392B, 392C, 392D, FEA 454/ITAL 454, FEA 456/FREN 456, FEA 457/GERM 480, FEA 458/RUSS 428, SPAN 428

B. Cinematography

  • Take the following courses in the Fall:
    • FEA 341 Advanced Cinematography I (3)
    • FEA 344 Advanced Cinematography II (may be taken junior year)
  • Take one international cinema course from the following:
    • FEA 392A, 392B, 392C, 392D, FEA 454/ITAL 454, FEA 456/FREN 456, FEA 457/GERM 480, FEA 458/RUSS 428, SPAN 428.
  • Take the following course in the Spring:
    • FEA 343 Directing (3)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • FEA 320 Sound Design (3)
    • FEA 327 Production Management (3)
  • Take three additional units of FEA elective

Minor in Film and Electronic Arts (code FEA_UM01)

Total Units Required: 21 units.

Students are admitted to the minor after having completed a minimum of 30 units of college-level course work including all 12 units of General Education Foundation courses with a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher.

Requirements

  • 1. Complete the following course with a “C” or better:
    • FEA 299 Media Aesthetics (3)
  • 2. Complete all the following courses:
    • FEA 206 History of Broadcasting (3)
    • FEA 303 Film and Electronic Media Writing (3)
    • FEA 310 Film and Culture (3)
  • 3. Complete 9 units of electives from the following:
    • FEA 205, 302, 304, 307, 312, 314, 316, 318I, 320, 325, 327, 337, 338, 360, 375, 376, 380, 392, 394, 412, 427, 437, 486I, 490.

Students should consult a departmental advisor regarding ways by which elective units can be grouped into specialized tracks. For example, a basic management skills set might include 327, 375 and 427; a basic sound mixing skill set would include 307 and 320; a documentary track would include 380, 382, and 383.