Bachelor of Arts in Cinema: Animation Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 45

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 1 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication (A2) 2 3
GE Area C: Arts (C1) 3
GE Area D: Social Sciences (D1) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units15
Second Semester
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
 
GE Area B: Quantitative Reasoning (B4) 3
GE Area C: Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units15
Third Semester
CINE 200 Introduction to Cinema Studies 3
CINE 211 Film History I 3 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) if not already satisfied 3
 
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3-4
GE Area C: Humanities: Literature (C3) 3
 Units15-16
Fourth Semester
CINE 202
CINE 204
Introduction to Filmmaking
and Introduction to Filmmaking Laboratory
4
CINE 212 Film History II 3
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3-4
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4
 Units14-15
Fifth Semester
CINE 340
CINE 341
Critical Studies
and Critical Studies Discussion Group
4
CINE 360 Animation I 3
GAWR Course – Select One 5 3
GE Area UD–D: Upper Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units16
Sixth Semester
CINE 362 Animation II 3
CINE 365 History of Animation 3
CINE 423 Introduction to Digital Filmmaking 3
Major Electives (10 Units Total) 6 3
GE Area UD–B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units15
Seventh Semester
CINE 466 Animation III 3
CINE 468 Advanced Animation Workshop 7 3
Major Electives (10 Units Total) 6 3
GE Area UD–C: Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units15
Eighth Semester
Major Electives (10 Units Total) – Take Two 6 6
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Three 9
 Units15
 Total Units120-122
1

ENG 114 can only be taken if you complete Directed Self-Placement (DSP) and select ENG 114; if you choose ENG 104/ ENG 105 through DSP you will satisfy A2 upon successful completion of ENG 105 in the second semester; multilingual students may be advised into alternative English courses

2

To avoid taking additional units, it is recommended that you meet LLD and SF State Studies requirements (AERM, GP, ES, SJ) within your GE

3

May substitute CINE 365, History of Animation, for either CINE 211 Film History I, or CINE 212 Film History II

4

Consider taking a class combined with a laboratory or a separate lab to fulfill B3, if not already satisfied.

5

Select One:
CINE 303GW Writing About Cinema - GWAR (3 units)
CINE 342GW Documentary Film - GWAR (3 units)
CINE 346GW The Art of Short Film - GWAR (3 units)
CINE 402GW Arab Cinema - GWAR (3 units)
CINE 410GW Art and Film - GWAR (3 units)

6

Elect additional cinema courses to complete the total of 45 units required for the major:

  • With prior approval of advisor, up to 12 units of Cinema-related upper division courses outside the School may count toward the major.
  • No more than seven units of advanced production units from the following courses may be taken in any one term unless special permission is granted by the instructor.  Such permission cannot be given prior to the first day of class. CINE 430, CINE 442, CINE 454, CINE 456, CINE 466 CINE 468, CINE 510, CINE 512, CINE 515, CINE 520, CINE 522, CINE 523, CINE 524, CINE 525, CINE 526, CINE 529, CINE 530, CINE 542, CINE 551, CINE 556, CINE 568, CINE 620, CINE 622, CINE 623, CINE 630, CINE 640, CINE 654, CINE 656, CINE 651.
  • If the minimum residence requirement of 12 units in the major is satisfied, credit for upper-division courses in the major from another four-year university is possible if syllabi are comparable.
  • With a faculty advisor’s approval no more than 13 units from a community college may be applied to the core courses in the Cinema major. Up to six of those units may be in screenwriting and/or filmmaking/video production.
  • A maximum of 18 units of online course work may be counted toward the major.
  • A maximum of 12 units of independent study/internship courses may be counted toward the major.
  • A maximum of nine CR/NC units may be counted toward the major, which may include up to a maximum of four units of different  CINE 325CINE 326, or CINE 650 courses.
7

CINE 468 Satisfies the Major Culminating Experience Requirement.