Cinema and Photography Major — B.S.

Jack Bryant, Assistant Professor and Program Director

The bachelor of science (B.S.) program in cinema and photography (120 credits) has two concentrations -- cinema production, and still photography. Majors typically choose their concentration before registering for the first semester of their sophomore year. The bachelor of science program allows students to choose a significant number of elective courses and/or minors from the broad range of offerings at the college.

Entering majors must have their own light meters and digital SLR cameras. In addition, students must pay for laboratory services and purchase materials such as photographic film and paper, mounting board, motion picture film, videotapes, and digital storage media.

Academic Policies

All majors must complete a minimum of 60 credits outside communications, and a minimum of 60 credits in courses designated as liberal arts (LA).

Summary

Major Core Requirements12
Major Concentration Requirements30
Integrative Core Curriculum (ICC) Requirements 129
Other Elective Courses49
Total Credits120

Degree Requirements

Major Core Requirements
GCOM 13000Spark: Igniting your Future in Communications1
CNPH 10100Introduction to Film Aesthetics and Analysis (ICC-CLA)3
CNPH 11100Cinema Production 14
CNPH 14100Introduction to Photography (ICC-CLA)4
Additional Requirements for Concentrations
Select one concentration from the list below 130
Total Credits42

Concentrations

Cinema Production Concentration

CNPH 20200Cinema in Exhibition 11
CNPH 21000-CNPH 21099Special Topics in Cinema Production 23
CNPH 21400Hollywood and American Film (ICC-CLA) 34
CNPH 22400Cinema Production 24
MASS 13400Writing for Screen Media3
CNPH 30000Fiction Film Theory (offered in Los Angeles / both courses are ICC-CLA & WI)3
or CNPH 30100 History and Theory of Documentary
Select two of the following: 48
Advanced Cinema Production: Fiction
Advanced Cinema Production: Nonfiction
Advanced Cinema Production: Experimental
Advanced Cinema Production: Animation
CNPH 33001-CNPH 33099
CNPH 42000Thesis Cinema Production4
or CNPH 45000 Cinema Production Practicum
Total Credits30

Still Photography Concentration

CNPH 20310The Photograph in Exhibition1
CNPH 24000History of Photography (ICC-CLA)3
CNPH 24200Intermediate Photography4
CNPH 30400-CNPH 30499Photo: Selected Topics 18
CNPH 40200Photographers' Forum1
CNPH 44000Contemporary Photographic Issues (ICC-CLA)3
CNPH 44300Photo Workshop4
Select two of the following:6
Introduction to Visual Culture
Nineteenth-Century European Art
Twentieth-Century European Art
Selected Topics in Art History: Thematic Topic
American Visual Culture: 1690-1960
Art since 1960
Photographic Currents
Studies in Art from Baroque to Modern
Selected Topics in Art History
Total Credits30