Program: B.A., Cinema and Television Arts

Emerging Media Production Option

Program Description

The Emerging Media Production option includes the preproduction, production and distribution of digital material for emerging interactive media. Students acquire effective skills to develop, design and create interactive or immersive media in augmented reality, virtual reality and emerging formats.

Program Requirements

All lower and upper division courses taken toward completion of the CTVA major must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.

1. Lower Division Common Core (12 units)

CTVA 100 Introduction to Mass Communication Art (3)
CTVA 210 Television-Film Aesthetics (3)
CTVA 220 Foundations of Media Writing (3)
CTVA 260 Introduction to Digital Filmmaking (3)

2. Upper Division Common Core (12 units)


Select one of the following courses (3 units):

CTVA 305 History of Television (3)
CTVA 310 History of American Cinema (3)


Students must take the following course (3 units):

CTVA 319 Criticism in Cinema and Television Arts (3)

Entertainment Management

Select one of the following courses (3 units):

CTVA 351 Anatomy of Film Producing (3)
CTVA 480 Electronic Media Management (3)
CTVA 482 Network Program Development (3)
CTVA 487 Social Controls and Regulation of Electronic Media (3)

Professional Preparation

Select one of the following courses (3 units):

CTVA 329A/B or CTVA 329C Program Production (3)
CTVA 494A/B Internship (1/2)

3. Emerging Media Production Option (21 units)

Emerging Media Production Lower Division Core Requirement (3 units)

ART 210 Animation and Immersive Technology (3)

Emerging Media Production Upper Division Core Requirements (18 units)

ART 364 3-D Computer Animation (3)
CTVA 315 New Directions in Electronic Media Systems (3)
CTVA 363 Fundamentals of Immersive Production (3)
CTVA 364 Interactive Production (3)
CTVA 462 Intermediate Immersive Production (3)
CTVA 463CS Emerging Media Capstone (3)

4. General Education (48 units)

Undergraduate students must complete 48 units of General Education as described in this Catalog, including 3 units of coursework meeting the Ethnic Studies (ES) graduation requirement.

6 units are satisfied by the following courses in the major: CTVA 210 satisfies C1 Arts; CTVA 100 satisfies E Lifelong Learning and fulfills the Information Competence requirement.

Total Units in the Major/Option: 45

General Education Units: 42

Additional Units: 33

Total Units Required for the B.A. Degree: 120


Department of Cinema and Television Arts
Chair: Jared Rappaport
Manzanita Hall (MZ) 195
(818) 677-3192

Program Learning Outcomes

Students receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Cinema and Television Arts will be able to:

  1. Identify and critically analyze the fundamental components and aesthetics of audiovisual storytelling.
  2. Develop and write scripts for fiction and nonfiction audiovisual productions.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of historical, cultural, critical, theoretical and emergent aspects of media arts.
  4. Demonstrate the skills necessary to manage entertainment business structures and to produce, research and/or present an entertainment industry or other media project.
  5. Demonstrate the skills, knowledge and problem-solving abilities that are pertinent in a professional setting.

ADT/STAR Act Degree Road Maps

Students who have graduated with a verified Associate Degree for Transfer and have been admitted to a CSUN program that has been deemed similar will be able to complete the baccalaureate degree within 60 semester units. For additional information, see ADT/STAR Act Degree Road Maps.

Cinema and Television Arts/Emerging Media Production Option - AS-T in Film, Television and Electronic Media (2023-Present)

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