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Bachelor of Arts in Film and Electronic Arts - Option in Narrative Production (120 units)

54 units required for the major.

Students may apply to the Option in Narrative Production after completing the Major-Specific Admissions Requirements. Note: The 54 units required for the major includes the following 3-unit preparation course not included under the major requirements below: ART 110 – Introduction to the Visual Arts; or AH 111B Foundation Art History II; or articulated equivalent (grade of C or better required).

Admission to the option is for Fall semester only. To be eligible for admission to the option, students must have completed a minimum of 56 units, but no more than 90 units, before the Fall semester of admission. Students apply for admission to the Narrative Production option by submitting a portfolio to the department early in the preceding Spring semester. For portfolio requirements and instructions, see the Department of Film and Electronic Arts website: http://web.csulb.edu/film.

Although a transfer student may apply to the FEA Narrative Production option prior to learning whether or not they have been admitted to the university, they cannot be accepted into the option until they have been officially admitted to the university. The Film and Electronic Arts Department is not involved in the university admissions process. If an applicant is admitted to the university but does not receive a favorable review of their portfolio, they will be offered admission to the FEA Option in Theory and Practice.

Students admitted to the Option in Narrative Production are required to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 in all major-related course work to remain in the option. Students admitted to the option are also required to abide by the rules and regulations specified in the department's Policies and Procedures Handbook, which can be downloaded from the department website.

Requirements

1. Lower Division Core

Take the following courses:

  • FEA 205 Film History (3)
    Prerequisites: FEA Pre-major, major or minor status.
  • FEA 206 History of Broadcasting (3)
    Prerequisites: FEA Pre-major, major or minor status.
  • FEA 207 Introduction to Screenwriting (3)
    Prerequisite: FEA pre-major, major or minor status; completion of GE courses; sophomore standing.
  • FEA 299 Media Aesthetics (3)
    Prerequisites: FEA Pre-major, major or minor status.

2. Upper Division Core

Take the following course:

  • FEA 302 Film Theory I: Classical (3) (May be taken in junior year).
    Prerequisites: FEA Major or minor status, FEA 299 with "C" or better or consent of instructor.

Take one international cinema course from the following:

  • FEA 392A, FEA 392B, FEA 392C, FEA 392D, FEA 346/RGR 346, FEA 454/ITAL 454, FEA 456/FREN 456, FEA 457/GERM 480, FEA 458/RUSS 428, FEA 460/SPAN 428, FEA 462, FEA 464.

Take two of the following courses:

  • FEA 327 Production Management I (3)
    Prerequisites: FEA Major or minor status, FEA 299 with "C" or better or consent of instructor
  • FEA 330 Introduction to Production Design for Motion Pictures (3)
    Prerequisites: None
  • FEA 331 Production Design Practicum (3)
    Prerequisites: FEA Major or minor status; FEA 330 or consent of instructor
  • FEA 416 Advanced Media Editing (3)
    Prerequisites: FEA 415 or consent of instructor.
  • FEA 418 Color Correction (3)
    Prerequisites: FEA 415 or consent of instructor.
  • FEA 427 Production Management II (3)
    Prerequisite: FEA 327

Take the following courses in the following sequence:

1. Fall Semester of Junior Year:

  • FEA 309 Production I: Cinematography (3)
    Prerequisite: Admission to Option in Narrative Production or consent of instructor.
  • FEA 344 Directing (3)
    Prerequisite: Admission to the Option in Narrative Production.
  • FEA 415 Media Editing (3)
    Prerequisites: Admission to the Option in Narrative Production or consent of instructor.

2. Spring Semester of Junior Year:

  • FEA 304 Writing the Short Script (3)
    Prerequisites: FEA Major or minor status, FEA 207 or FEA 303 or consent of instructor.
  • FEA 307 Audio Production (3)
    Prerequisites: FEA Major or minor status, FEA 299 with "C" or better or consent of instructor.
  • FEA 328 Lighting (3)
    Prerequisites: FEA 309. Priority enrollment given to students in Narrative Production Option.
  • FEA 336 Production II: Film Production (3)
    Prerequisite: Admission to Option in Narrative Production; Corequisite: FEA 328.

3. At the end of their junior year, students must select a two-semester track of specialization for their senior year.

A. Production and Directing

Take the following courses in the Fall:

  • FEA 340 Production III: Advanced Production A (3)
    Prerequisites: FEA 336 and approved enrollment in Advanced Narrative Production Track.
  • FEA 342 Production IV: Advanced Production B (3)
    Prerequisites: FEA 340 and approved enrollment in Advanced Narrative Production Track.

B. Cinematography

Take the following courses:

  • FEA 341 Advanced Cinematography I (3)
    Prerequisites: FEA 328 and FEA 336 and approved enrollment in Advanced Cinematography Track.
  • FEA 343 Advanced Cinematography II (3)
    Prerequisites: FEA 341and approved enrollment in Advanced Cinematography Track.

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