School of Theatre, Television and Film

TFM - Emphasis in Critical Studies

Students directing and filming with a teleprompter

TELEVISION, FILM AND NEW MEDIA - B.S. Degree in Applied Arts and Sciences

Emphasis in Critical Studies


Undergraduate Catalog Check List


The Television, Film and New Media major is designated as an Impacted program. Students first declare as TFM pre-majors. To be considered for advancement into the Critical Studies emphasis students must meet the following requirements:


  1. Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher.
  2. Complete TFM 110, TFM 160, and Theatre 100 and Theatre 120 with grades of B or higher. These courses may not be taken for credit/no credit (Cr/NC). These courses must be completed, with grades on file, prior to advancing into the major.


Lower Division courses: (12 Units)
____TFM 110 - Writing for Television and Film, 3 units
____TFM 160 - Cinema as Art and Communication, 3 units
____THEA 100 - The Art of Theatre, 3 units
____THEA 120 - Heritage of Storytelling, 3 units

 

Major: A minimum of 39 Upper Division units to include 18 units of:
____TFM 310 - Film, Television, and New Media Criticism, 3 units
____TFM 330 - Cultural Aspects of Media, 3 units
____TFM 363 - International Cinema, 3 units
____TFM 364 A - History of Film Classics, 3 units
____TFM 364 B - History of Film Classics, 3 units
____TFM 462 - Documentary: History and Theory, 3 units


And 9 units selected from:
____TFM 470 - Critical Studies of Gender/Sexuality/Media, 3 units
____TFM 530 - Selected Topics in Genre Studies for TV and Film, 3 units
____TFM 571 - Selected Topics in Director Studies, 3 units
____TFM 573 - Selected Topics in History of Film, TV, and Media, 3 units


And 12 units selected from:
____AFRAS 465 or FRENCH 465 - Africa in Literature and Film, 3 units
____ANTH 439 - Cultural Comparisons Through Film, 3 units
____CCS 400 - Mexican Images In Film, 3 units
____CLASS 350 - Classics and Cinema, 3 units
____ENGL 577 - Techniques of Screenwriting, 3 units
____EUROP 424 - European Cinema, 3 units
____GERMAN 320 - German Film, 3 units
____HIST 436 - Modern Jewish History in Feature Films, 3 units
____RELS 364 - Religion and Film, 3 units
____TFM 430 - History of Prime Time Television, 3 units
____TFM 490 - Internship, 3 units
____TFM 499 - Special Study, 3 units
____THEA 460 - A History of Theatre, 3 units
____THEA 460 B - History of Theatre, 3 units
____THEA 465 - Theatre of Diversity, 3 units

 

____Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement: Pass the Writing Proficiency Assessment (WPA) with a score of 10 or above, or complete JMS 310W, or RWS 305W with a grade of C (2.0) or better.


This advising sheet does not include your General Education Requirements.


A minor is not required for this major.