Mass Communication and Journalism - Film and Media Arts Option, B.A.
Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements
Mass Communication and Journalism Major - Film and Media Arts
Majors must complete a minimum of 37 semester units of mass communication and journalism courses with a grade of C or better in each course. Each student will take 19 units of MCJ core courses and 18 units of courses in their selected option.
Each MCJ major must select an option, which is an area of specialization within the major. The options are advertising and public relations, broadcast and multiplatform journalism, digital journalism, and film and media arts. The courses required for each option are listed under Major Requirements.
Film and Media Arts Option Requirements
MCJ 4, MCJ 60, and MCJ 115 (9 units)
One Advanced Filmmaking course from: MCJ 116 or MCJ 117 (3 units)
Two Film and Media Arts electives selected from: MCJ 17, MCJ 111, MCJ 112, MCJ 113, MCJ 114W, MCJ 116, MCJ 117, MCJ 118S, MCJ 119E, MCJ 120, MCJ 136, or MCJ 163 (6 units)
3. Other requirements (9 units)
American Government and Institutions (PLSI 2), Multicultural and International (MI), and Upper-division writing. Film and Media Arts program option students are required to take MCJ 114W to satisfy their UDWS requirement. It is recommended that students take an MCJ course for their MI (MCJ 176 or MCJ 179)
4. Sufficient elective units to meet required total units (varies)
5. Total (120 units)
* G.E. and MI courses can be double-counted with major requirements. See advisor for details.
- MCJ majors are not permitted to enroll for CR/NC grading in MCJ courses applied to the major, except for courses that require such grading.
- Students must meet all university graduation requirements. This includes the Upper-Division Writing requirement, which may be met by taking MCJ 102W or a "W" course from another department.
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