Cinematic Arts

Undergraduate Minor Requirements

The minor in Cinematic Arts combines an introduction to this exciting and influential field with a diversified set of classes in critical studies, production, screenwriting, the entertainment industry, animation, and interactive media. The curriculum is purposely flexible; students may choose to sample different areas in their upper division courses or emphasize a single primary interest, such as production.

To be eligible for the Cinematic Arts minor, a student must be in good academic standing and have a declared major. To declare the Cinematic Arts minor a student must submit a Change of Major/Minor form to Cinematic Arts Student Services Office, SCB 105.

Required Courses:

A total of 20 units is required for the minor in Cinematic Arts, one 4-unit lower-division course and 16 upper-division units.

Lower-Division Requirement Units
Course Number Course Name Units
CTCS 190* Introduction to Cinema, or 4
CTCS 191 Introduction to Television and Video 4

*Gateway course

Upper-Division Requirement Units (Eight units from the following)
Course Number Course Name Units
CTAN 450abc Animation Theory and Techniques 2-2-2
CTAN 451 History of Animation 2
CTAN 462 Visual Effects 2
CTCS 303 Japanese Anime 2
CTCS 411 Film, Television and Cultural Studies 4
CTCS 412 Gender, Sexuality and Media 4
CTCS 464 Film and/or Television Genres 4
CTCS 466 Theatrical Film Symposium 4
CTCS 467 Television Symposium 4
CTCS 469 Film and/or Television Style Analysis 4
CTIN 482 Designing Online Multiplayer Game Environments 2
CTPR 327 Motion Picture Camera 3
CTPR 335 Motion Picture Editing 3
CTPR 385 Colloquium: Motion Picture Production Techniques 4
CTPR 409 Practicum in Television Production 2,4
CTPR 460 Film Business Procedures and Distribution 2,4
CTPR 461 Managing Television Stations and Internet Media 2
CTPR 484 Advanced Multi-Camera Television Workshop 4
CTWR 411 Television Script Analysis 2
CTWR 412 Introduction to Screenwriting 2
CTWR 416 Motion Picture Script Analysis 2

Plus 8 additional upper-division units of Cinematic Arts electives.

Grade Point Average Requirements

A minimum grade of C (2.0) in each course is required. A grade of C- (1.7) or lower does not fulfill a minor requirement.