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Program: B.A., Cinema and Television Arts

Emerging Media Production

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 Broadcasting (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-C Program Production (1-3)
CTVA 494A/B Internship (1/2)

3. Emerging Media Production Option (21 units)

Emerging Media Production Lower Division Core Requirement (3 units)

ART 200 Art, Media and Visualization (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.

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: Dianah Wynter
Manzanita Hall (MZ) 195
(818) 677-3192

CTVA Advisor: (818) 677-3192 or

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. 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.