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.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
CINE 200 Introduction to Cinema Studies (Major Core) 3
CINE 202
CINE 204
Introduction to Filmmaking
and Introduction to Filmmaking Laboratory (Major Core) 1
CINE 211 Film History I (Major Core) 3
GWAR Course – Select One 2 3
University Elective 3
Second Semester
CINE 212 Film History II (Major Core) 3
U.S. and California Government 3
or University Elective if U.S. and California Government met before transfer
US History 3
or University Elective if US History met before transfer
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences 3
Third Semester
CINE 340
CINE 341
Critical Studies
and Critical Studies Discussion Group (Major Foundation)
Required Upper-Division Courses (9 units total) 3,5 3
Major Electives (16 Units Total) – Take Two 4 6
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences 3
Fourth Semester
CINE 375
U.S. Culture and Cinema of the 1950s (Required Upper-Division Courses, UD-C) 3, 5
or Latina/o/x Cinema
Required Upper-Division Courses (9 units total) 3,5 3
Major Electives (16 Units Total) – Take Three 4 10
 Total Units60

To Do at SF State:

Enough total units to reach 120 minimum for graduation; 30 units minimum at the upper-division level; to include the following:

University-Wide Requirements: 9-15 Units

  • 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): Courses required for the major may double-count if approved for UD GE.
  • 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: 3 or More Units

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.