Bachelor of Arts in Cinema – FTVE Associate Degree for Transfer Roadmap
This is a sample pathway for students who transfer to San Francisco State University in the current Bulletin year with an AS-T in Film, Television and Electronic Media. Up to 13 lower-division units in the major and all lower-division GE requirements have been satisfied. Check with a major advisor about the most appropriate course sequence. If equivalent courses completed for ADT, CINE 200, CINE 202/CINE 204, CINE 211, and/or CINE 212 are satisfied. Degree completion guaranteed in 60 units; see the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) section for more information.
|CINE 200||Introduction to Cinema Studies||3|
& CINE 204
|Introduction to Filmmaking
and Introduction to Filmmaking Laboratory 1
|CINE 211||Film History I||3|
|CINE GWAR 2||3|
|GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3||3|
or University Elective if A4 met before transfer
|CINE 212||Film History II||3|
|U.S. and California Government||3|
or University Elective if U.S. and California Government met before transfer
or University Elective if US History met before transfer
|GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences||3|
& CINE 341
and Critical Studies Discussion Group
|Major Upper Division Required 4||3|
|Major Elective – Take Two 5||6|
|GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences||3|
or CINE 309
|U.S. Culture and Cinema of the 1950s 6
or Latina/o/x Cinema
|Major Upper Division Required||3|
|Major Elective – Take Three||10|
CINE 204 is waived for students who have completed [CID] FTVE 150.
GWAR Course – Select One
CINE 302GW Arab Cinema - GWAR (3 units)
CINE 303GW Writing About Cinema - GWAR (3 units)
CINE 318GW Art and Film - GWAR (3 units)
CINE 343GW Perspectives on Documentary Film - GWAR (3 units)
CINE 350GW The Art of Short Film - GWAR (3 units)
If ENG 214 or equivalent is not completed before transfer, take CINE GWAR course in the second semester and take CINE 212 in first semester, if needed. Progress in the major and length of time for degree completion may be affected if second year composition is not completed before transfer.
Upper Division Courses
CINE 304 Gender and Film (3 units)
CINE 305 Film and the Holocaust (3 units)
CINE 306 Chinese Documentary Film (3 units)
CINE 308 Third Cinema (3 units)
CINE 317 Art and Film (3 units)
CINE 309 Latina/o/x Cinema (3 units)
CINE 331 Hollywood Representation of Race and Ethnicity (3 units)
CINE 332 Understanding the Representation and Narration of Sexuality in Cinema (3 units)
CINE 342 Documentary Film (3 units)
CINE 344 Film Genre (3 units)
CINE 345 Auteur Cinema (3 units)
CINE 373 Film and Society (3 units)
CINE 540 Issues in Film Theory (3 units)
CINE 541 Race, Sex, and Identity Online (3 units)
CINE 572 Film Theory (3 units)
CINE 598 Senior Critical Studies Seminar (3 units)
Elect additional cinema courses to complete the total of 45 units required for the major:
To Do at SF State:
Enough total units to reach 120 minimum for graduation; 40 units minimum at the upper division level; to include the following:
University-Wide Requirements: 9-18 Units
- ENG 214 or equivalent A4 course (0-3 units) if not taken before transfer
- American Institutions (0-6 units): US History, US Government, California State and Local Government requirements if not taken before transfer
- Upper-Division GE, areas B, C and D (9 units): Some Major Electives also satisfy UD-C. See footnote 6.
- Students entering the major with the AS-T in FTVE are not required to fulfill SF State Studies requirements.
- Complementary Studies: consult with a department advisor on how transfer units and/or SF State units can be applied to ensure degree completion within 60 units.
Cinema Major: 32-45 Units
- Core/Foundation/GWAR (7-20 units): Depends upon course choices made at the community college. A minimum grade of C required for all Core, foundation, and GWAR coures courses.
- Required Upper-Division Courses (9 units): Select three courses from this category; consult Bulletin.
- Electives (16 units)
University Electives: Zero Units or More
Depends on course choices made at the community college, how transferred units are applied to the requirements above, and course choices at SF State. Some courses may meet more than one requirement, e.g., both in UD GE and the major.