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

Four Year Progression Plan Producer and Executive - 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 oral, written, and visual messages. Emphasizes commonalities and differences across communication media. Letter grade only.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: Major Core Requirement must be taken the first year in the plan
2. EMF121 Intro Electronic & New Media 3 EMF121 Notes
Description: Introduction to the organization, structure, function, historical development and social aspects of the electronic media and film industries. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: Major Core Requirement must be taken the first year in the plan
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 100))
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2014 Fall 2014
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 2
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. COM200 Basic Communication Theory 3 COM200 Notes
Description: Introduces the nature, elements, concepts, and processes of communication in its many settings; examines vocabulary and research methods of communication studies. 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: Summer 2014 Fall 2014
Notes: Major Core Requirement must be taken the first year in the plan
2. EMF122 Introduction To Media Studies 3 EMF122 Notes
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 2014
Notes: Major Core Requirement must be taken the first year in the plan
3. EMF129 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 2014
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: Summer 2014 Fall 2014
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3

Year 2

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
EMF124 Announcing Electronic Media 3 EMF124 Notes
Description: Lecture-lab course to 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 2014
Notes: Major Core Requirement
-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: Summer 2014 Fall 2014
Notes: Major Core requirement may be multi used for SPW in LS
2. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: from EMF 251, 252, 325, 326, 405 or 408 or COM 400
3. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 4
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. EMF221 Producing 3
Description: In this class we will take a movie from inception to the final programmable 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
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
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
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. EMF382 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: Summer 2014 Fall 2014
2. COM400 Mass Comm Regulatn/Responsblty 3
Description: Laws that govern mass communication, both printed and electronic;  as well as other controlling factors, and interpretations of First Amendment rights. Letter grade only. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units with instructor's consent.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2014 Fall 2014
3. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. EMF328W Writing/Producers & Executives 3 EMF328W Notes
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 2014
Notes: junior Level Writing Requirement
2. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: from COM 400, EMF 251, 252, 325, 326, 405 or 408
3. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 2

Year 4

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: from COM 400, EMF 251, 252, 325, 326, 405 or 408
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
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-
EMF470C Independent Project 3 EMF470C Notes
Description: An independently derived project representing a culmination of experience in the EMF 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: EMF 328W or EMF 329W or EMF 330W
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Senior Capstone
-Option B-
EMF426C 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: EMF 326 and (EFM 328W or 329W or 330W)
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
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) CST 111 (3)
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.