College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Electronic Media and Film, Bachelor of Science

4YR Progression Plan-Classic Media Production - Emphasis

Campus Availability

  • Flagstaff

Year 1

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. COM101 Communication Analysis 3 COM101 Notes
Description: Integrated study of the analysis of verbal and visual messages. Emphasizes commonalities and differences across communication subdisciplines. Letter grade only.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2015
Notes: Strongly recommended to take course during year 1 in this plan.
2. CMF121 The Storytelling Industries 3
Description: This course introducing students to storytelling as an art form and career, examining the history and importance of storytelling through myth, symbol, character, and available technologies. It also explores story formats, diving deeply into the storytelling industries and professions of the Creative Media and Film industries. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2015
3. ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((English Placement Test Results (ACT 17+; Accuplacer WR 4-7; IELTS 6+; PLACE 30+; SATI 340+, TOEFL PB 525+/CB 193+/IB 70+)) or (Test Results (ACT < 7; AccuplacerWR < 4; PLACE 10; SATI < 340) and Corequisite: ENG 107))
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2015
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 2
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. COM200 Basic Communication Theory 3
Description: Introduces the nature, elements, concepts, and processes of communication in its many settings; examines vocabulary and research methods used in the study of communication. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: ENG 105 or HON 190 with grade of C or better or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+)
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2015
2. CMF122 Introduction To Media Studies 3
Description: An introduction to the ways in which electronic media is created, circulated and consumed within local, national and global cultural settings. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2015
3. CMF129 Introduction To Screenwriting 3
Description: Introduces various formats and techniques, as well as the dramatic narrative structure for short fiction and non-fiction, for effective storytelling created from a personal vision of the world. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2015
4. MAT114 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Description: Contemporary quantitative methods, especially descriptive statistics, elementary probability, examples of statistical inference, linear and exponential models of growth and decay, and applicable discrete models. Fulfills liberal studies foundation requirement. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 100 with a grade of P taken Fall 2013 or later) or (MAT 102X with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 35+; MATHC 30+; PLACE 43+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2015
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3

Year 2

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
CMF124 Announcing For Media 3 CMF124 Notes
Description: This course will provide understanding of the importance and influence of the oral-aural process via electronic media. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2015
Notes: Taking this course means you need an additional Liberal Studies course
-Option B-
CST111 Fdmtls Of Public Speaking 3 CST111 Notes
Description: Development of basic skills for creation and delivery of oral messages in public and in small groups. Emphasizes organization and reasoning. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Social and Political Worlds
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2015
Notes: Course will also satisfy Liberal Studies in Social and Political Worlds
2. EMF225 Production Techniques 3
Description: Introduction to the techniques of video and audio production, lighting, and editing. 2 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
3. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. CMF135 Introduction To Filmmaking 3
Description: In this class the students will be introduced to concepts, techniques, terminology, and equipment used in film and digital video production. 2 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2015
2. CMF229 Intermediate Screenwriting 3
Description: Development of short screenplays and a treatment or the first act of an original feature length screenplay. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to six units of credit. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CMF 129
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2015
3. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3

Year 3

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. CMF382 The Art Of Cinema 3
Description: The study and history of film as an art form, how filmmakers tell a story, and the aesthetic experience unique to film as a communal and encompassing art, a medium of social commentary, and as entertainment; illustrated by feature films, film clips, and documentaries. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Sophomore Status or higher
Requirement Designation: Aesthetic & Humanistic Inquiry
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2015
2. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
CMF221 Producing Film 3
Description: In this class we will take a movie from inception to the final product with all the physical elements that a studio uses in real business operations, including pitch, treatment, screenplay, budget, coverage, green lighting, scheduling, production design, physical production, and post production. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Sophomore Status or higher
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
-Option B-
CMF226 Studio Production 3
Description: Introduces the techniques and develops awareness and understanding of television studio production with emphasis on the function and operation of the primary tools including video, audio, and lighting. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CMF 121
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2015
-Option C-
CMF435 Advanced Filmmaking Topics 3
Description: This topics course allows students to receive training and experience in a specific area of video and audio production. May be repeated for up to 9 units of credit if topic is different. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CMF 235
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
3. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. EMF326 Field Production 3
Description: Advanced course in field video with the purposes of creating strong moving images and compelling audio. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours studio weekly. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CMF 235
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
2. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
CMF328W Media Development Writing 3
Description: Writing skills and techniques for use in the entertainment industry. Coverage, pitching, project proposals, and other genres of writing included. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (ENG 105 or HON 190 with a grade of C or better or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+)) and Junior Status or higher
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2015
-Option B-
CMF329 Advanced Screenwriting 3
Description: Develop and write original scripts for long form (90 minute) narratives. Students will write and revise approximately 90 pages of an original entertainment script. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 6 units of credit. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CMF 229
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
-Option C-
CMF330W Writing Media Criticism 3
Description: Writing, editing and revising critiques of various popular media forms including film, television, popular music, and new media. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (CMF 122 or Junior status) and (ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+))
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
3. LIBSTLAB Liberal Studies (LAB) Course 4
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 2
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better

Year 4

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. CMF325 Post Production 3
Description: Post production explores the more advanced aspects of video and audio editing. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CMF 235
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2015
2. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
-Option B-
GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
3. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
CMF426C Production House Experience 3
Description: Integrates theories, concepts, and techniques in the writing and producing of electronic media and film projects in production teams. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CMF 326 and (CMF 328W, CMF 329 or CMF 330W)
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2015
-Option B-
CMF470C Independent Project 3
Description: An independently derived project representing a culmination of experience in the CMF program conducted by an individual or team. Students must submit a project proposal to be approved the semester prior to enrolling in this course. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CMF 328W or CMF 329 or CMF 330W
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
2. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
3. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3

University Requirements Specified by Major

University requirements includes 35 units of liberal studies and 6 units of diversity coursework. The courses listed below are required for the major, but may also be used to satisfy liberal studies and/or diversity. Know that if a course is used to satisfy more than one requirement it is only counted once in the cumulative totals. The sections that are blank can be satisfied with any course from the approved list of liberal studies or diversity.
Foundation Requirements:English (FNRQ:ENG) (4 units) ENG 105 (4)
Foundation Requirements:Math (FNRQ:MAT) (3 units) MAT 114 (3)
Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry (AHI) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Social and Political Worlds (SPW) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Cultural Understanding (CU) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Science/Applied Science (SAS/LAB) (7 units) Student Choice (7)
Liberal Studies Elective (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:U.S. Ethnic (DIV:ETHN) (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:Global (DIV:GLBL) (3 units) Student Choice (3)

General Information

Progression Plans are intended to provide a general road map related to the sequencing of courses.

For a full description of degree requirements, review the Academic Catalog.  To determine what requirements you may have already met through transfer credits, AP/IB courses, or test credits review your Academic Requirements, advisement report.

Some courses may have prerequisites and/or require appropriate placement scores in Mathematics and English.  If you do not have the appropriate placement or prerequisite courses, you may have to take more courses than are presented on the Progression Plan.

Not all classes are offered every term so use caution when changing the sequencing of courses.

For further clarification, refer to the catalog (link provided at the top of this page) or speak with an academic advisor.