The Cinematic Arts & Technology Minor is a hands-on program that prepares students for careers that incorporate film, broadcast, and interactive media across commercial, independent, and community sectors.
Please note: Twelve of the units taken to complete a minor (6 of which are upper
division) may not be used in fulfillment of other minors,
concentrations, or major requirements.
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)
Complete two of the following courses:
- CART 315: Visual Design (4 units)
- CART 318: Introduction to Animation (4 units)
- CART 321: Experimental Production (4 units)
- CART 330: Elements of Cinema (4 units)
- CART 340: Screenwriting (4 units)
- CART 341: Directing for the Camera (4 units)
- CART 375: Cinematography (4 units)
- CART 376: Documentary Production (4 units)
- CART 422: Animated Short Films (4 units)
- CART 424: Environmental Media Arts (4 units)
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.
Research and Development for Cinema
Students demonstrate fundamental concepts of storytelling through written analysis and by creating various story forms using sound, image, and text. Students develop written and visual content through research and pre-production processes. Students evaluate projects through critical analysis.
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.