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Bachelor of Arts in Film and Electronic Arts - Option in Narrative Production (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. For portfolio requirements, see the FEA Department Website. 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 2.5 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 through the department.

Students may apply to the FEA Option in Narrative Production when they have completed a minimum of 56 units, but may not apply after they have completed more than a maximum of 90 units.

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

Admissions

Freshman applicants to the Bachelor of Arts in Film and Electronic Arts will be placed in a pre-major code for Film and Electronic Arts. Admission as pre-Narrative Production or pre-Theory and Practice does not guarantee admission to the major. Continuing students must complete the major-specific admissions requirements and apply for admission to an FEA degree option before they reach 90 units.

Students may apply to the FEA Option in Narrative Production when they will have completed a minimum of 56 units but less than 90 units at the end of the Spring semester prior to the start of the program the following Fall.

Transfer applicants must apply to the University during the initial Fall filing period for the following Fall semester, or August for the following Spring semester. They must indicate their choice of FEA major on the application. Applications for Narrative Production are accepted only for Fall semester entrance. Eligible transfer Narrative Production applicants must submit a supplemental portfolio to the FEA Department in addition to the University's supplemental application.

Supplemental Screening Criteria

1. Before the first semester as a declared major, students must complete FEA 299 with a grade of "C" or higher.

2. Students must attempt to fulfill the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) by the end of the semester in which FEA 299 is completed.

3. Completion of ART 110 or AH 111B.

Students who fail to meet the supplemental screening criteria may not continue in the major and may re-apply only once in accordance with University policy regarding impacted majors.

Requirements

Lower Division Core

Take the following course during the pre-major year:

  • FEA 299 Media Aesthetics (3)
    Prerequisites: Pre-major or major status.

Take the following courses:

  • FEA 205 Film History (3)
    Prerequisites: Pre-major or major status.
  • FEA 206 History of Broadcasting (3)
    Prerequisites: Pre-major or major status.

Take the following courses in the following sequence:

1. Fall Semester of Junior Year:

  • FEA 303 Film and Electronic Media Writing (3)
    Prerequisites: Major status, FEA 299 with "C" or better and or consent of instructor.
  • FEA 309 Production I: Cinematography (3)
    Prerequisite: Admission to Option in Narrative Production or consent of instructor.
  • FEA 344 Directing (3)
    Prerequisite: Admission to the Option in Narrative Production.
  • FEA 415 Media Editing (3)
    Prerequisites: Admission to the Option in Narrative Production or consent of instructor.

2. Spring Semester of Junior Year:

  • FEA 304 Writing the Short Script (3)
    Prerequisites: Major status, FEA 299 with "C" or better or consent of instructor.
  • FEA 307 Audio Production (3)
    Prerequisites: Major status, FEA 299 with "C" or better or consent of instructor.
  • FEA 328 Film and Video Lighting (3)
    Prerequisites: FEA 309. Priority enrollment given to students in Narrative Production Option.
  • FEA 336 Production II: Film Production (3)
    Prerequisite: Admission to Option in Narrative Production; Corequisite: FEA 328.

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 302 Film Theory I: Classical (3) (May be taken in junior year).
    Prerequisites: Major status, FEA 299 with "C" or better or consent of instructor.
  • FEA 327 Production Management I (3)
    Prerequisites: Major status, FEA 299 with "C" or better or consent of instructor.
  • FEA 340 Production III: Advanced Production A (3)
    Prerequisites: FEA 336 and approved enrollment in Advanced Narrative Production Track. Experience in group production of original films and videos.

Take the following courses in the Spring:

  • FEA 342 Production IV: Advanced Production B (3)
    Prerequisites: FEA 340 and approved enrollment in Advanced Narrative Production Track.
  • FEA 375 Producing and the Business of TV (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements and upper division standing.

Take one international cinema course from the following:

  • FEA 392A, FEA 392B, FEA 392C, FEA 392D, FEA 346/HIST 346/RGR 346, FEA 454/ITAL 454, FEA 456/FREN 456, FEA 457/GERM 480, FEA 458/RUSS 428, FEA 460/SPAN 428.

B. Cinematography

Take the following courses in the Fall:

  • FEA 302 Film Theory I: Classical (3) (May be taken in junior year).
    Prerequisites: Major status, FEA 299 with "C" or better or consent of instructor.
  • FEA 341 Advanced Cinematography I (3)
    Prerequisites: FEA 328 and FEA 336 and approved enrollment in Advanced Cinematography Track.

Take one international cinema course from the following:

  • FEA 392A, FEA 392B, FEA 392C, FEA 392D, FEA 346/HIST 346/RGR 346, FEA 454/ITAL 454, FEA 456/FREN 456, FEA 457/GERM 480, FEA 458/RUSS 428, FEA 460/SPAN 428.

Take the following course in the Spring:

  • FEA 343 Advanced Cinematography II (3)
    Prerequisites: FEA 341and approved enrollment in Advanced Cinematography Track.

Take one of the following courses:

  • FEA 320 Sound Design (3)
    Prerequisite: Major status, FEA 307.
  • FEA 327 Production Management I (3)
    Prerequisites: Major status, FEA 299 with "C" or better or consent of instructor.
  • FEA 416 Advanced Media Editing (3)
    Prerequisite: FEA 415.

Take three additional units of FEA elective


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