This is an archive of the 2015-2016 University Catalog.
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This is an archive of the 2015-2016 University Catalog.
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Program: B.A., Cinema and Television Arts

Multimedia Production


Pre-production, production and distribution of digital material for film, television and the World Wide Web. Students acquire effective computer skills to design websites, create streaming audio and video, design and create DVDs, and develop games in the interactive media environment.

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 (12 units)

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

Select one of the following courses:

CTVA 230 Fundamentals of Audio Production (3)
CTVA 240 Fundamentals of Video Production (3)
CTVA 250 Fundamentals of Film Production (3)

2. Upper Division (33 units)

Required Courses (24 units)

CTVA 301 Design of the Media Message (3)
CTVA 315 New Directions in Electronic Media Systems (3)
CTVA 327 Writing for Industrial Media (3)
CTVA 362 Corporate and Instructional Media (3)
CTVA 361 Computer Fundamentals for Multimedia (3)
CTVA 461 Interactive Multimedia Development (3)
CTVA 464 Multimedia Design (3)
CTVA 468 Multimedia Production (3)

Select one of the following courses (3 units):

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

Additional Units (6 units)

Select 6 additional units in CTVA or an allied field, with the approval of an advisor, as prescribed in the official departmental advisement form for Multimedia Production, or CTVA 329C, 494C or 494F.

3. General Education (48 units)

Undergraduate students must complete 48 units of General Education as described in this Catalog.
CTVA 100 can be counted toward GE Lifelong Learning and the major.

Total Units in the Major/Option: 45

General Education Units: 45

Additional Units: 30

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


Chair: Jon Stahl
Manzanita Hall (MZ) 195
(818) 677-3192

CTVA Advisor:

Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of a program of study, students will (as reflected by the curriculum in their individual option) be able to:

  1. Understand and articulate the history, theories and critical models of cinema and the electronic media.
  2. Conceptualize, structure and write dramatic and nondramatic scripts for cinema, television and new media.
  3. Employ pre-production, production and post-production techniques for all electronic and digital media formats in both the studio and the field.
  4. Conceptualize, produce, direct, edit and distribute cinema projects for both entertainment and informational purposes.
  5. Operate and manage business structures, personnel, budgets, advertising, sales, research and regulation of independent, studio and network electronic media.