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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

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 (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)
    Prerequisites: Major status, FEA 299.
  • FEA 206 History of Broadcasting (3)
    Prerequisites: Pre-major or major status
  • FEA 299 Media Aesthetics (3)
    Prerequisites: Pre-major or major status.

2. Upper Division Core

Take the following courses:

  • FEA 302 Film Theory I: Classical (3)
    Prerequisites: Major status, FEA 299 with "C" or better or consent of instructor.
  • FEA 303 Film and Electronic Media Writing (3)
    Prerequisites: Major status, FEA 299 with "B" or better and or consent of instructor.
  • FEA 401 Film Theory II: Contemporary (3)
    Prerequisites: FEA 205 and 302 or consent of instructor.

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, 392E; 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.

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)
    Prerequisites: Major status or consent of instructor.
  • FEA 410 Film Criticism Practicum (3)
    Prerequisite: FEA 205 and 302 or consent of instructor.

Take one of the following courses:

  • FEA 318I Theory of Fiction and Film (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirement, one or more Explorations courses, and upper-division standing.
  • FEA 394 American Film Genres (3)
    Prerequisites: FEA 205 and 302 or consent of instructor.

Take one of the following courses:

  • FEA 315 Theory of New Media (3)
    Prerequisites: FEA 205 and 206, or consent of instructor.
  • FEA 486I Alternative Media (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, one or more Explorations courses, and upper-division standing.

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)
    Prerequisites: FEA 206 and 302 or consent of instructor.
  • FEA 381 Directing the Documentary (3)
    Prerequisite: FEA 336; Corequisite: FEA 380.
  • FEA 382 Digital Documentary Production I (3)
    Prerequisites: FEA 336 or consent of instructor.

Recommended for spring semester, Senior Year:

  • FEA 383 Digital Documentary Production II (3)
    Prerequisites: FEA 382 or consent of instructor.

Take three additional units of FEA elective

C. Screenwriting

Take the following courses:

  • FEA 318I Theory of Fiction and Film (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirement, one or more Explorations courses, and upper-division standing.
  • FEA 404 (Fall) Advanced Scriptwriting for Film and Electronic Media (3)
    Prerequisites: FEA 303 or 304 with a "C" or better or ENGL 405 or 407 with a "C" or better, or consent of instructor.
  • FEA 404 (Spring) Advanced Scriptwriting for Film and Electronic Media (3)
    Prerequisites: FEA 303 or 304 with a "C" or better or ENGL 405 or 407 with a "C" or better, or consent of instructor.

Take one of the following courses:

  • FEA 405 Comedy Writing (3)
    Prerequisites: FEA 303 or 304 with a "C" or better or ENGL 405 or 407 with a "C" or better or consent of instructor.
  • FEA 408 Writing the Screen Adaptation (3)
    Prerequisites: FEA 303 or 304 with a "C" or better or ENGL 405 or 407 with a "C" or better or consent of instructor.

Take three additional units of FEA elective

D. Editing

Take the following courses:

  • FEA 309 Production I: Cinematography (3)
    Prerequisite: Admission to Option in Narrative Production.
  • FEA 415 Media Editing (3)
    Prerequisites: Admission to the Option in Film/Video Production or consent of instructor.
  • FEA 416 Advanced Media Editing (3)
    Prerequisites: FEA 415, Admission to Option in Film/Video Production or consent of instructor.

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)
    Prerequisites: Major status, FEA 299 with "C" or better or consent of instructor.
  • FEA 320 Sound Design (3)
    Prerequisite: Major status, FEA 307.
  • FEA 325 Audio Activity (2)
    Prerequisites: Major status, FEA 299 with "B" or better or consent of instructor.
  • FEA 355 Audio-Video-Film Activity (1)
    Prerequisites: Major status, FEA 299 with "B" or better or consent of instructor.

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)
    Prerequisites: Prerequisites: Major status, FEA 299 with "C" or better or equivalent or consent of instructor.
  • FEA 360 Independent Television FIeld Production (3)
    Prerequisites: FEA 338 or consent of Instructor
  • FEA 438 Television Studio Directing (3)
    Prerequisite: FEA 338 or consent of instructor

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 I (3)
    Prerequisites: Major status, FEA 299 with "C" or better or consent of instructor.
  • FEA 427 Production Management II (3)
    Prerequisite: FEA 327.

Take one of the following courses:

  • FEA 375 Producing and the Business of TV (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements and upper division standing.
  • FEA 376 Film and E-Media Sales and Promotion (3)
    Prerequisites: Major status, FEA 299 with "B" or better or consent of instructor.

Take one of the following courses:

  • FEA 339 Commercials for Electronic Media (3)
    Prerequisites: Junior/Senior standing or consent of instructor.
  • FEA 360 Independent Television Field Production (3)
    Prerequisites: FEA 338 or consent of Instructor

Take three additional units of FEA elective

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