Film, Media and Communications Optional Emphasis

An optional area of emphasis is available, but is not required. An emphasis helps students focus their coursework in an area of special interest to them in preparation for their future careers. The seven areas of emphases are:

  1. Film Production: Emphasizes building technical skills in the production of cinematic media.
  2. Social Justice: Provides a strong social justice foundation using media to advocate for social change.
  3. Film Marketing: Combines media education with business marketing skills.
  4. Film Studies: Focus on academic analysis and appreciation of film and media.
  5. Writing: Emphasizes fictional and non-fictional storytelling.
  6. Producing: Focus on the budgeting, organization, and management of media development, production, and distribution.
  7. Audio Production: Develops specific skills in recording, mixing, and producing audio for live performance, studio, music and cinematic applications.
  8. Acting: Master the technical and practical aspects of the art of acting for traditional and modern media.

Emphasis 1: Film Production

Required Courses

FLM 137AWriting for Film

3

FLM 139ADigital Video Production

3

FLM 140Introduction to Avid Editing

3

FLM 143APost-Production Audio

3

FLM 144Digital Cinematography

3

FLM 154Production Management

3

Plus 2 additional elective film production courses (6 units) from list directly below.

Elective Film Courses for Production Emphasis

FLM 119Music Video Production

3

FLM 123Commercial Production

3

FLM 138Audio Production

3

FLM 139BDigital Video Production

3

FLM 139CDigital Video Production

3

FLM 139DDigital Video Production

3

FLM 143BPost-Production Audio

3

FLM 143CPost-Production Audio

3

FLM 145AStop-Motion Animation

3

FLM 145BStop-Motion Animation

3

FLM 145CStop-Motion Animation

3

FLM 147ANewscasting

3

FLM 147BNewscasting

3

FLM 152ADigital Music for Media

3

FLM 152BDigital Music for Media

3

FLM 153Visual Effects

3

FLM 155Pro Tools Essentials

3

FLM 157eMedia

3

FLM 156AOn Screen Acting

3

FLM 156BOn-Screen Acting

3

FLM 159AVideo Game Design

3

FLM 159BVideo Game Design

3

FLM 160The Director

3

FLM 176AIndependent Project

1.0-3.0

FLM 176BIndependent Project

1.0-3.0

FLM 176CIndependent Project

1.0-3.0

FLM 197BInternship

3

FLM 197CInternship

3

FLM 197DInternship

3

Emphasis 2: Social Justice

Required Courses

FLM 131Film Media and Social Justice

3

FLM 142Women in Hollywood

3

SOC 1Introduction to Sociology

3

SOC 180Social Stratification and Human Rights

3

SOC 162Human Rights

3

Plus 3 additional elective Social Justice courses (9 units) listed directly below or by approval of the Film Program Director.

Elective Courses for Social Justice Emphasis

FLM 124Gender and Media

3

FLM 125Media Anthropology

3

FLM 136Disney Inc. and Mass Popular Culture

3

FLM 139ADigital Video Production

3

FLM 171Film Noir and the City

3

FLM 177Human Rights and Science Fiction

3

PHI 167Ethics and Film

3

PSY 186Violence Against Women

3

PSY 139Child Abuse and Family Violence

3

PSY 144Psychology of Prejudice

3

SOC 161Dynamics of Majority-Minority Relations

3

SOC 163Women's and Children's Human Rights

3

SOC 167U.S. Women of Color

3

SOC 175Urban Sociology

3

SOC 185Human Rights and Global Development

3

SOC 186Immigration and Human Rights

3

SOC 187Environmental Studies

3

SOC 190Social Change and Human Rights

3

SOC 191Social Movements

3

SOC 193Chicana/o and Latina/o Identity in Southern California

3

Emphasis 3: Film Marketing

Required Courses

FLM 146Film Marketing

3

BUS 160Principles of Marketing

3

BUS 161Principles of Advertising

3

or

FLM 123Commercial Production

3

BUS 122Management Communications

3

or

FLM 122Public Relations

3

BUS 15AAccounting Principles I

3

SOC 117Quantitative Research Methods

3

or

FLM 124Gender and Media

3

ENG 107Professional Writing

3

or

FLM 167Screenwriting Pitching & Packaging

3

Plus one additional Film course

Emphasis 4: Film Studies

Core major courses plus eight additional history or genre classes (24 units), such as

PHI 167Ethics and Film

3

PHI 175Philosophy of Film

3

FLM 124Gender and Media

3

FLM 125Media Anthropology

3

FLM 131Film Media and Social Justice

3

FLM 136Disney Inc. and Mass Popular Culture

3

FLM 142Women in Hollywood

3

FLM 158Heroes Villains and Warriors

3

FLM 168People of Color in Film

3

FLM 171Film Noir and the City

3

FLM 177Human Rights and Science Fiction

3

FLM 178Suspense Horror & Mayhem

3

or by department advisement

Emphasis 5: Writing

Required Courses

FLM 137AWriting for Film

3

FLM 137BWriting for Film

3

FLM 126Basic News Writing

3

ENG 107Professional Writing

3

ENG 106Creative Writing

3

or

ENG 109Writing: Voice and View

3

ENG 124Fiction to Film

3

or

FLM 167Screenwriting Pitching & Packaging

3

Plus 2 additional Film courses (6 units)

Emphasis 6: Producing

Required Courses

FLM 154Production Management

3

FLM 160The Director

3

FLM 137AWriting for Film

3

or

FLM 167Screenwriting Pitching & Packaging

3

FLM 146Film Marketing

3

FLM 139ADigital Video Production

3

or

FLM 147ANewscasting

3

FLM 122Public Relations

3

or

SOC 130Organizational Communication

3

BUS 15AAccounting Principles I

3

Plus 1 additional Film course (3 units)

Emphasis 7: Audio Production

Required Courses

FLM 138Audio Production

3

FLM 119Music Video Production

3

or

FLM 139ADigital Video Production

3

FLM 143APost-Production Audio

3

FLM 152ADigital Music for Media

3

FLM 152BDigital Music for Media

3

FLM 155Pro Tools Essentials

3

Plus two additional elective courses (6 units) from list directly below.

Elective Courses for Audio Production Emphasis

FLM 133Music Culture and Broadcasting Culture Music and Broadcasting

3

FLM 139ADigital Video Production

3

FLM 143BPost-Production Audio

3

MUS 3Discovering Music Fundamentals

1.0-3.0

MUS 13Applied Music (Non-Maj)

1.0-3.0

MUS 113Applied Music (Non-Maj)

1.0-3.0

MUS 134Orchestration & Arranging

2

Emphasis 8: Acting

Required Courses

FLM 106Voice Diction & Camera Persona

3

FLM 156BOn-Screen Acting

3

FLM 156AOn Screen Acting

3

FLM 166Acting for Stage & Motion Capture

3

FLM 147ANewscasting

3

or

FLM 139ADigital Video Production

3

Recommended courses to be taken for General Studies credit by Film Majors

ART 2Design I

3

ART 5Fundamentals of Art

3

BUS 15AAccounting Principles I

3

ENG 108The News Media

3

ENG 124Fiction to Film

3

ENG 135Classic Films As Visual Literature

3

PHI 16Philosophy Through Popular Culture

3

PHI 167Ethics and Film

3

PHI 175Philosophy of Film

3

POL 192Plays and Politics

3

RST 45Contemporary Issues in Christian Ethics

3

RST 145Contemporary Issues in Christian Ethics

3

RST 146The Catholic Justice and Peace Tradition

3

SOC 1Introduction to Sociology

3

SOC 30Human Communication

3

SOC 38Statistics for Social Science

3

SOC 117Quantitative Research Methods

3