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Program: B.A., Cinema and Television Arts

Multimedia Production

Program Description

Pre-production, production and distribution of digital material for film, television and interactive media. Students acquire effective computer skills to design websites, create streaming audio and video, and develop games and virtual reality productions.

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 361 Computer Fundamentals for Multimedia (3)
CTVA 362 Corporate and Instructional Media (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, or CTVA 494A/B, or CTVA 494C/D.

3. General Education (48 units)

Undergraduate students must complete 48 units of General Education as described in this Catalog.
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: Thelma Vickroy
Manzanita Hall (MZ) 195
(818) 677-3192

CTVA Advisor:

Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program of study, students 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. Develop the skills necessary to produce, research and/or present an entertainment industry or other media project.