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Film and Electronic Arts

Undergraduate Programs

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 following courses:
    • FEA 327 Production Management (3)
    • FEA 427 Production Management II (3)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • FEA 375 Producing & the Business of Television (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