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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At the time of the application, you can select your Pre-Major as “Television, Film, and New Media (Critical Studies emphasis).”
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: