Minor (TFM)

Minor (TFM)

The TFM undergraduate minor covers the fundamentals of film, TV, and media history and criticism, and is open to all SDSU students. With a breadth of courses covering media past and present, domestic and international, the minor is customizable to a variety of student interests and can enhance any undergraduate education. Emphasizing the critical study of media texts and industries, the TFM minor gives students the skills to respond to and engage meaningfully with a society increasingly shaped by the moving image.

Television, Film and New Media is an Impacted program and specific requirements are enforced to admit to the major and the minor programs of study.

How to Apply

To declare the TFM Minor you must have:

  1. completed TFM 160 with a grade of B or better
  2. completed THEA 100 with a grade of B or better
  3. completed at least 30 semester units
  4. a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0


Prerequisites for the TFM minor: (6 units)

- TFM 160 - Cinema as Art, 3 units
- THEA 100 - The Art of Theatre, 3 units

Required Courses: (9 units)

- TFM 110 - Writing for Television and Film, 3 units
- TFM 310 - Film, Television, and New Media Criticism, 3 units
- TFM 330 - Cultural Aspects of Media, 3 units

AND 6 units from:

- TFM 363 - International Cinema, 3 units
- TFM 364A - History of Film Classics, 3 units
- TFM 430 - History of Prime Time Television, 3 units
- TFM 563 - Documentary: History and Theory, 3 units

AND 3 units from: (prerequisite: completion of TFM 310 and TFM 330)

- 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

Total Units 24

Courses in the minor may not be counted toward the major, but may be used to satisfy preparation for the major and general education requirements, if applicable. A minimum of six upper division units must be completed at SDSU.

For additional curriculum details, please consult the following:
Undergraduate Catalog