The TFM undergraduate emphasis in Critical Studies trains students in the analysis of television, film, and new media texts, audiences, and industries. The core curriculum offers a foundation in media literacy, theory, and history to prepare students for a variety of emerging careers such as written and videographic criticism, curation, digital journalism, archiving, and media production. The emphasis trains students to think independently, analytically, globally, and cross-culturally about issues pertinent to the production and dissemination of new and traditional media.
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To apply for undergraduate admission to SDSU, you need to apply online at CalState Apply.
At the time of the application, you can select your Pre-Major as “Television, Film, and New Media (Critical Studies emphasis).”
For deadlines for the upcoming term(s), please refer to the university’s Office of Admissions website and How and When to Apply page.
The Television, Film and New Media major is 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:
For more information contact the Television, Film, and New Media advisor:
Lower Division courses: (12 units) (all four courses must be passed with a grade of B or higher)
The completion of this major requires a minimum of 39 Upper Division units to include:
MAJOR Upper Division Core Requirements, 18 units:
And 9 units selected from: (prerequisite: completion of TFM 310 and TFM 330)
And Interdisciplinary Electives, minimum 12 units from:
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement: Pass the Writing Proficiency Assessment (WPA) with a score of 10 or above, or complete RWS 305W with a grade of C (2.0) or better.
This advising checklist does not include your General Education Requirements.
A minor is not required for this major.
For additional curriculum details, please consult the following:
For more information, contact the Academic Advisor: