Bachelor of Arts in Cinema: Fiction Filmmaking Roadmap
120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 45
To avoid taking additional units, it is recommended that you meet LLD and SF State Studies requirements (AERM, GP, ES, SJ) within your GE.
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.
Bachelor of Arts students must complete at least twelve units of complementary studies outside of the primary prefix for the major. (Note: Students may not use an alternate prefix that is cross-listed with the primary prefix for the major.)
Students who complete two majors or a major and a minor automatically complete the complementary studies requirement.
Cinema majors will be offered several pathways toward completing this requirement, each of which is designed to facilitate graduation in a timely manner. Majors may, with the approval of a Cinema advisor, elect to apply 12 units in a single foreign language of their choosing, courses taken in an approved study abroad program (e.g., CSU Study Abroad), courses taken as part of a second major, a minor or a certificate, and courses in related disciplines. Related disciplines typically include: anthropology, art, business, creative writing, design, journalism, literature, music, philosophy, television and theater. The School of Cinema allows up to 12 upper-division units from cinema-related disciplines to count toward the major. Where upper-division complementary studies courses are related to cinema, they may, with the approval of a School advisor, also be counted as cinema electives in fulfillment of major requirements.
Students who have earned AA-T or AS-T degrees and are pursuing a similar B.A. degree at SF State are required to fulfill the Complementary Studies requirement as defined by the major department. Students should consult with a major advisor about how transfer units and/or SF State units can best be applied to this requirement in order to ensure degree completion within 60 units.
Consider taking a class combined with a laboratory or a separate lab to fulfill B3 if not already satisfied.
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)
Major Emphasis Electives
CINE 423 Introduction to Digital Filmmaking (3 units)
CINE 442 Producing and Financing Films I (3 units)
CINE 510 Directing Visual Style (3 units)
CINE 512 Sound Production for Cinema (3 units)
CINE 515 Directing Actors (3 units)
CINE 519 Soundstage Workshop (1 units)
CINE 520 Sound Post-Production for Cinema (3 units)
CINE 522 Projects in Film Editing (3 units)
CINE 523 Exploration in Interactive Cinema (3 units)
CINE 524 Exploring Sound Design for Cinema (3 units)
CINE 525 Cinematography and Lighting (3 units)
CINE 530 Digital Cinematography (3 units)
CINE 542 Producing and Financing Films II (3 units)
CINE 620 Advanced Fiction Filmmaking I (3 units)
CINE 622 Advanced Fiction Filmmaking II (3 units)
CINE 623 Exploration in Cinema as an On-Line Medium (3 units)
CINE 624 Advanced Production Crafts (1 units)
CINE 654 Writing and Performing in Film and Theatre (3 units)
CINE 620 satisfies the Major Culminating Experience Requirement.