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Media Theory and Criticism Option

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree:

CTVA - Media Theory and Criticism Option

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

Lower division (9 units)

  • CTVA 100 Introduction to Mass Communication Arts (3)
  • CTVA 210 Television-Film Aesthetics (3)
  • CTVA 220 Foundations of Media Writing (3)

Upper division (36 units)

  • CTVA 309 Film as Literature (3)
  • CTVA 319 Criticism in Cinema and Television Arts (3)
  • CTVA 400 Media and Society (3)
Select one of the following courses: (3 units)
  • CTVA 301 Design of the Media Message (3)
  • CTVA 401 Mass Communications Research (3)
Select one of the following courses: (3 units)
  • CTVA 305 History of Broadcasting (3)
  • CTVA 310 History of American Cinema (3)
Select one of the following courses: (3 units)
  • CTVA 315 New Directions in Electronic Media Systems (3)
  • CTVA 405 International Broadcasting (3)
Select three of the following courses: (9 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 The Documentary Tradition in Film and Video (3)

Additional Units:

  • Select 9 additional units in CTVA or an allied field, with the approval of an advisor, as prescribed in the official departmental advisement form for Media Theory and Criticism, or CTVA 494 C or CTVA 494F.
  • General Education: CTVA 100 can be counted toward GE Lifelong Learning and the major.

 

  • Total Units in the Option - 45

  • General Education Units - 48

  • Additional Units - 27

  • Total Units Required for a B.A. Degree - 120