College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Creative Media and Film, Bachelor of Science

4YR Progression Plan-Classic Filmmaking - Emphasis

Campus Availability

  • Flagstaff

Year 1

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. COM101 Communication Analysis 3
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 2018 Winter 2018 Spring 2019
2. CMF121 Cinematic Storytelling 3
Description: This course introduces students to filmmaking as an art form and career, examining the history and importance of storytelling through conventional and nonconventional forms. It also explores a variety of story formats, from international cinema to independent films. Letter grade only.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
3. ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4 ENG105 Notes
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (English Placement score >= 30, or high school core GPA >= 3.0) or Corequisite: ENG 107
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
Notes: Strongly recommend taking ENG Foundation first Semester to avoid delay in degree progress.
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
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 2018 Winter 2018 Spring 2019
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.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
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.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
4. MAT114 Quantitative Reasoning 3 MAT114 Notes
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.
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 (MTHPLACE 30+; ALEKS 30+; PLACE 43+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
Notes: Strongly recommend taking Math Foundation in Second Semester to avoid delay in degree progress.
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3

Year 2

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
TH125 Introduction To Acting 3
Description: Practice of acting theories through in-class performance. History and theory of acting from sixth century B.C. to the present. May not be taken by theatre majors. Letter grade only.
Requirement Designation: Aesthetic & Humanistic Inquiry
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2019
-Option B-
CST111 Fdmtls Of Public Speaking 3
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 2018 Spring 2019
2. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
3. CMFEMPHASIS See Catalog or Advisor 3 CMFEMPHASIS Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: See academic catalog for details.
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies 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
2. CMFEMPHASIS See Catalog or Advisor 3 CMFEMPHASIS Notes
Notes: See academic catalog for details.
3. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3

Year 3

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
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
-Option B-
CMF251 Creative Media Workshop I 1
Description: Professional hands-on production, post production, writing, marketing, graphic design, programming, or sales experience in working as a staff member in one of the departments of student media operations of NAZ Today, UTV or KJACK radio. CMF 251 and CMF 252 may be repeated for a combined maximum of 12 units. Pass-fail only. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
CMF252 Creative Media Workshop II 2
Description: Hand-on experience in supervising staff members, overseeing facilities, and managing departmental operations in a student media facility: NAZ Today, UTV, KJACK radio. CMF 251 and CMF 252 may be repeated for a combined maximum of 12 units.  Pass-fail only. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
2. LIBSTLAB Liberal Studies (LAB) Course 4
3. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 1
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Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. 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.
Prerequisite: Sophomore Status or higher
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2019
2. CMFEMPHASIS See Catalog or Advisor 3 CMFEMPHASIS Notes
Notes: See academic catalog for details.
3. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
4. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Notes: Upper-level Foundation Course - see catalog for details.
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3

Year 4

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. CMFEMPHASIS See Catalog or Advisor 3 CMFEMPHASIS Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: See academic catalog for details.
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.
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 2018 Winter 2018 Spring 2019
-Option B-
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.
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. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Notes: Upper-level Foundation Course - see catalog for details.
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 Cmf Capstone 3 CMF426C Notes
Description: Integrates theories, concepts, and techniques in the writing, planning, and producing of short film projects in production teams. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (CMF 328W or CME 330W) and (CMF 329, CMF 336, CMF 337 or CMF 340)
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
Notes: Meets Senior Capstone Requirement. Arrangements must be made with Faculty mentor the semester before your enrollment.
-Option B-
CMF470C Advanced Capstone 3 CMF470C Notes
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. Instructor consent required. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2019
Notes: Meets Senior Capstone Requirement. Arrangements must be made with Faculty mentor the semester before your enrollment.
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)

Program Information


CONTACT INFORMATION
 
Office of Academic Services and Advising
School of Communication Building #16, Room 370
PHONE: 928-523-8055  FAX: 928-523-8056
EMAIL: sbs.advisor@nau.edu
WEBSITE: http://www.nau.edu/sbs/advising

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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.