Cinematic Arts & Technology BA
Cinematic Arts and Technology is a hands-on program that prepares you for careers in film, broadcast, and interactive media across commercial, independent, and community sectors.
You will create narrative, documentary, interactive, and experimental media in a variety of collaborative, independent, and cross-disciplinary projects. Major coursework will help you to develop skills and experience in all facets of media making, including: directing, writing, producing, editing, sound design, visual design, animation, motion graphics, interaction design, and mobile media.
AS-T certified students can earn a Cinematic Arts and Technology B.A. by completing the special requirements found the Requirements for AS-T certified students in Film, Technology, and Electronic Media page.
All other Cinematic Arts majors, see below.
Complete all of the following courses:
- CART 200: Introduction to Filmmaking (4 units)
- CART 228: Cinematic History 1849-1960 (3 units)
- CART 230: The Art of Storytelling (3 units)
- CART 301: Practical Application (2 units)
- CART 303: Media, Power, and Society (4 units)
- CART 329: Contemporary Media History (3 units)
- CART 330: Elements of Cinema (4 units)
- CART 361: Intro to Editing (4 units) or CART 422: Animated Short Films (4 units)
- CART 399S: Community-Based Media (4 units)
- CART 490: Capstone Preproduction and Development (4 units)
- CART 491: Capstone Completion & Assessment (4 units)
Complete 4 units from the following lower division Research and Development workshops:
- CART 203: Pre-Prod Research Methods (1 units)
- CART 204: Pre-Prod Planning Process (1 units)
- CART 205: Production Management (1 units)
- CART 206: Marketing Strategies (1 units)
- CART 207: Distribution Methods (1 units)
- CART 208: Bus Fund for Creative Prod (1 units)
- CART 225: Distribution Workshop (2 units)
- CART 235: Queer Film Theory (2 units)
- CART 251: Voice and Speech (2 units)
- CART 255: The Actor's Process (2-4 units)
- CART 260: Experiments in Sound (1 units)
Complete one of the following upper division Research and Development courses:
- CART 315: Visual Design (4 units)
- CART 318: Introduction to Animation (4 units)
- CART 340: Screenwriting (4 units)
Complete one of the following Media Practice and Innovation courses:
- CART 321: Experimental Production (4 units)
- CART 341: Directing for the Camera (4 units)
- CART 375: Cinematography (4 units)
- CART 376: Documentary Production (4 units)
- CART 424: Environmental Media Arts (4 units)
In addition, students must complete 4 units of upper-division CART courses not already taken to fulfill the requirements of this degree.
MLO 1: Historical, Theoretical, and Analytical Understanding
Students develop fluency in media criticism, media history and media ethics in order to describe and analyze the major historical movements (events, artists, genres, developments, etc.) and their interrelationships. Students learn to understand media contextually, in relationship to social movements and technological developments so that they can describe and analyze relationships between aesthetics and content. Students apply ethical, social and political analysis in critique.
MLO 2: Research and Development for Cinema
Students demonstrate fundamental concepts of storytelling through written analysis and by creating various forms using sound, image, and text. Student develop written and visual content through research and pre-production processes. Students evaluate projects through critical analysis.
MLO 3: Media Practice and Innovation
Students develop intellectual approaches and craftsmanship in media production through experiences to include writing, directing, cinematography, editing, designing, and producing. Students demonstrate knowledge of new trends in form and content by creating meaningful, innovative, and contemporary projects.