Bachelor of Arts - Critical Studies

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Cinematic Arts Critical Studies is granted by the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences in conjunction with the School of Cinematic Arts. This comprehensive curriculum includes courses which analyze the power and responsibility of American and international film and television and new media technologies from formal/aesthetic, historical, economic and ideological perspectives. The division is committed to understanding film and television texts in relation to the world they represent; it studies not only the meanings of these texts but also the processes by which these meanings are constructed.

Undergraduate students take their pre-professional courses in the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, including the general education requirements. Major courses are selected from the curriculum of the School of Cinematic Arts. The degree requires 128 units, including 28 lower-division and 24 upper-division units in cinematic arts.

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