CTVA

  • Camera operator and sound boom operator filming a scene from a senior film project

Film Production Option

Film Production Option: Teaches conceptualization, production, directing, editing and distribution of cinematic projects for both entertainment and informational purposes.  It emphasizes the use of standard single camera concepts, techniques and skill sets that are required by traditional “film style” crews.  

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree

  • All lower and upper division courses taken toward completion of the CTVA major must be completed with a grade of C or better, except as noted below.

CTVA/Film Production-Provisional Option

Lower Division (15 units)

  • CTVA 100 Introduction to Mass Communication Arts (3)
  • CTVA 210 Television-Film Aesthetics (3)
  • CTVA 220 Foundations of Media Writing (3)
  • ART 250 Photography I (3)
  • CTVA 250 Fundamentals of Film Production (3)
  • NOTE: CTVA/Film Production-Provisional majors wishing to enter the upper division Film Production Option curriculum must successfully complete all lower division requirements, with a B- or better in CTVA 250, and submit a portfolio for review.  Upon the approval of a portfolio by the CTVA faculty and the successful completion of the lower division requirements as indicated above, a student may continue with upper division Film Production courses as a CTVA/Film Production Major.


CTVA/Film Production Option

Upper Division (24 units)

  • CTVA 310 History of American Cinema (3)
  • CTVA 319 Criticism in Cinema and Television Arts (3)
  • CTVA 329C Program Production (3)
  • CTVA 350 Film Directing (3)
  • CTVA 351 Anatomy of Film Producing (3)
  • CTVA 355 Intermediate Film Production (3)
  • CTVA 452 Senior Film Project (3)
  • CTVA 494C Internship (3)

Select one of the following course sequences according to your skill emphasis:

Editing (6 units)
  • CTVA 352 Nonlinear Digital Editing (3)
  • CTVA 357 Advanced Film Editing  (3)
Sound (6 units)
  • CTVA 358 Advanced Film Sound (3)
  • CTVA 359 Post Prod Sound Design (3
Cinematography (3 units)
  • CTVA 357 Advanced Cinematography (3)
  • UD Elective (3)
  • (With permission of your advisor, select 3 additional CTVA upper division units)
Select one of the following courses: (3 units)
  • CTVA 410 Advanced Film Theory: Studies in Film Style (3)
  • CTVA 412 Analysis of Classic Film Makers (3)
  • CTVA 413 Women as Filmmakers (3)
  • CTVA 415 International Cinema (3)
  • CTVA 416 Documentary Tradition in Film and Video (3)

Additional Units:

  • General Education: CTVA 100 can be counted toward GE Lifelong Learning and the major.

 

  • Total Units in the Option - 48

  • General Education Units - 48

  • Additional Unit - 24

  • Total Units Required for the Degree - 120