Cinema and Media Arts, B.A.

Mission

Biola's Cinema and Media Arts major seeks to usher in a new renaissance in media arts. We follow God as the ultimate creative force and communicate this with the world around us. Our location in Southern California allows us to access media professionals working in Hollywood, securing guest speakers, prime internships and additional resources via our Biola Studio Task Force.

Degree Program

Upon completion of the University baccalaureate and major requirements, the Cinema and Media Arts Department offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in Cinema and Media Arts.

A Cinema and Media Arts degree is 44-45 credits, depending on the concentration chosen (detailed below). 24 credits in the degree must be upper-division. 

On-Campus Study Opportunities

Guerilla Film Society

A student-created, student-led organization dedicated to the art of filmmaking. Weekly GFS meetings allow CMA majors to exchange information, announce upcoming projects, connect and collaborate with potential crew members, and rally around new and classic films.

Sophias

Sophia is Greek for wisdom and is the name of the club for the support of female film majors. Weekly meetings encourage and support members and allow for unique interaction with guest speakers. Regular social activities are held.

Biola Film Festival

An annual celebration of the best films created by CMA and other students. This campus-wide event recognizes and awards achievement in acting, directing, screenwriting, production design and editing.

Studio Task Force

Over 250 media professionals gather on a quarterly basis to support and empower Biola's Cinema and Media Arts department. These committed Christians work throughout the entertainment industry, allowing Biola students to draw upon their expertise and connections. The Parents Task Force comes alongside Biola's students to complement the programs and activities of the CMA department, including special premiers, fundraisers, and galas.

Biola Media Conference

Once a year we bring hundreds of media industry professionals together for an all-day conference on a wide range of media related topics. Given Hollywood's global influence, this event attracts participants from around the world and has grown into the largest gathering of Christian media professionals in the nation. For-up-to-date information visit the Biola Media Conference website.

Cinema and Media Arts Chapel

CMA majors meet monthly for a unique time of worship, fellowship and exploration of the abilities God has granted us and others. A wide range of special guests and experiences makes this "family time" an essential part of our growth as an artistic community.

Internships

Biola's proximity to Hollywood and the entertainment industry affords CMA majors prime internship opportunities. Our Studio Task Force has extensive contacts in all facets of mass media, from massive movie studios to smaller production companies. Our students find internships to suit their interests and career plans. An internship is required of all majors.

Off-Campus Opportunities

Biola offers several off-campus study opportunities fitting for students earning a Bachelor of Arts in Cinema and Media Arts. More information about these experiential learning programs can be found in the Study Abroad and Study USA section of this catalog, or on the CCCE website. Students interested in one of these programs should consult with an advisor as early as possible.

Los Angeles Film Studies Center

An intensive semester-in-Hollywood program. Students get a taste of Hollywood by living and working in proximity to the Studio System.

Biola Sundance

Students attend Sundance Film Festival, the leading venue for independent film, where they sit in on screenings, filmmaker interviews, course lectures, and participate in dialogues on film and faith. This experiential class is held in Park City, Utah.

Japan Film Program

Biola's Cinema and Media Arts department offers a course where students produce short or feature length films in conjunction with writers and producers in Tokyo, Japan. When this course is offered, a typical cycle will encompass two semesters and travel to Japan.

Contemporary Music Center

For musicians or sound recorders who wish to work behind the scenes in the music industry, this program gives you a semester-long opportunity to study the music industry. You spend most of the semester in beautiful Martha's Vineyard, plus have an intensive field experience in Nashville.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Cinema and Media Arts, students will be able to:

  1. Identify the basic components of theory, history and practices of cinema and media arts (ULO 1).
  2. Demonstrate their ability to integrate their faith and distinguish between biblical and unbiblical practices in the cinema and media arts discipline (ULO 2).
  3. Apply their knowledge of cinema and media arts to the world of their craft (ULO 3).

Each Program Learning Outcome (PLO) listed above references at least one of the University Learning Outcomes (ULO 1, 2, 3), which may be found in the General Information section of this catalog.

Admission Requirements

The entertainment industry is a highly competitive, creative, and demanding business. Admission to Cinema and Media Arts (CMA) is separate from and contingent upon your admission to Biola University. Admission to Biola University does not guarantee admission into the CMA major. Applications to the CMA major will not be considered until after the applicant has been admitted to Biola University. Notifications concerning your acceptance to the CMA major will be processed by groups as listed on the application schedule page available from the Admissions Department.

After you have completed your application to Biola University, complete your application online by the appropriate deadline indicated on the website.

Please be assured that media production experience is not a prerequisite for admission into the CMA major. Our program will show you how to use the tools. We are more interested in leadership ability, creative thinking, problem solving, and dreamers of credible character. The full department faculty will prayerfully review your application. Notification letters will be sent out by the deadlines listed in the schedule. You will be notified of your acceptance, placement on a waiting list or rejection.

If you have any questions about the status of your application, please call the department administrative assistant at (562) 777-4052 or write to:

Acceptance Committee
Cinema and Media Arts Department
Biola University
13800 Biola Avenue
La Mirada, CA 90639

CMA Students are encouraged to purchase a computer with video editing software. While we understand the financial strains of such equipment expenditures, we also recognize that this technologically driven major involves costs well beyond the textbooks that serve as the essential tools for many other undergraduate departments. Contact the department for specific equipment recommendations.

General Requirements

All Cinema and Media Arts majors must achieve a minimum grade of C in all major courses taken at Biola. Anyone receiving a lower grade must repeat the course and receive a C or better.

The total number of credits for major area credit from practicum, internship and directed research courses may not exceed 9 credits.

Curriculum Requirements

Program Courses
CNMA 101Introduction to Visual Storytelling3
CNMA 102Visual Aesthetics3
CNMA 103Introduction to Digital Media Production3
CNMA 203Screenwriting I3
CNMA 240Introduction to Production I: Directing in Narrative, Documentary and Serial Media3
CNMA 245Introduction to Production II: Media Lab3
CNMA 353Media Literacy3
CNMA 440Cinema and Media Arts Internship3
CNMA 456Senior Portfolio3
Total Credits27

Concentrations

The production concentrations below offer students a thorough grounding in, and overview of, the key creative components of film, television, audio and digital media. Students are encouraged to develop their creative and technical skills, training for positions as directors, cinematographers, gaffers, editors, sound designers, recording engineers, production designers and many others.

All production concentrations generally take the same courses during the first two years and then developing a comprehensive specialization in a profession in the last two years of study. The production concentrations are cinematography, directing, editing, production, sound design, and visual effects. While the focus is professional, it is combined with a strong liberal arts background through Biola’s core curriculum and courses from other schools' programs in critical studies, writing, producing, and interactive media. 

Cinematography

Program Courses27
CNMA upper-division Electives6
Concentration Courses
CNMA 303Cinematography3
CNMA 358Motion Picture Pre-Production3
CNMA 359Motion Picture Production3
CNMA 460Advanced Cinematography3
Total Credits45

Directing

Program Courses27
CNMA upper-division Electives6
Concentration Courses
CNMA 358Motion Picture Pre-Production3
CNMA 359Motion Picture Production3
CNMA 317Directing for TV and Film3
CNMA 465Advanced Directing for TV and Film3
Total Credits45

Editing

Program Courses27
CNMA upper-division Electives6
Concentration Courses
CNMA 315Editing for Film and Television3
CNMA 358Motion Picture Pre-Production3
CNMA 359Motion Picture Production3
CNMA 464Advanced Editing for TV and Film3
Total Credits45

Production

Program Courses27
CNMA upper-division Electives6
Concentration Courses
CNMA 358Motion Picture Pre-Production3
CNMA 359Motion Picture Production3
CNMA Upper-division Electives6
Total Credits45

Sound Design

Program Courses27
CNMA upper-division Electives6
Concentration Courses
CNMA 307Sound Design3
CNMA 358Motion Picture Pre-Production3
CNMA 359Motion Picture Production3
CNMA 451Audio Post Production for Film and TV3
Total Credits45

Visual Effects

Program Courses27
CNMA upper-division Electives6
Concentration Courses
ARTS 341Animation I3
CNMA 301Transmedia Design2
CNMA 310Visual Effects and Motion Graphics3
CNMA 430Advanced Visual Effects3
Total Credits44

Entertainment Business

The Entertainment Business concentration is designed to prepare students for careers as producers and executives of film, television, and new media. The curriculum places emphasis on both the creative and managerial, to enhance and develop artistic skills and judgement while providing a sound background in business essentials. The producing courses are continually updated to ensure that the Entertainment Business concentration remains responsive to the ever-changing film, television, and new media landscape, and prepare students for careers as creative decision-makers in those fields. By combining classes in mass media and business, students are equipped to serve as producers or as development and marketing executives, en route to corporate management.

Program Courses
CNMA 101Introduction to Visual Storytelling3
CNMA 103Introduction to Digital Media Production3
CNMA 204The Entertainment Business3
CNMA 302Production Management3
CNMA 353Media Literacy3
BUSN 211Principles of Accounting I3
BUSN 230Introduction to Marketing3
or CNMA 392 Principles of Advertising
BUSN 361Business Law3
or CNMA 433 Mass Media Law and Ethics
CNMA 440Cinema and Media Arts Internship 13
CNMA 456Senior Portfolio3
Concentration Courses
CNMA 104History of Cinema3
BUSN 364Entrepreneurship and New Venture Formation3
BUSN 370Business Finance3
Select two of the following:6
Global Marketing Management
Financing the Entrepreneurial Venture
Introduction to Mass Media
Television Programming
The Role of the Producer
Media Management
Total Credits45

Entertainment Producing

The Entertainment Producing concentration introduces students to the business principles that drive the entertainment industry. Media managers make strategic decisions regarding what films get produced and what TV shows get broadcast. By combining classes in mass media and business, students are equipped to serve as producers or development and marketing executives, en route to corporate management.

Because producers are creative and entrepreneurial filmmakers, the required courses in the Entertainment Producing concentration is varied from courses in Cinema and Business. A total of 45 credits is required to complete the concentration, 38 program credits with 7 credits of upper-division electives.

Program Courses
CNMA 101Introduction to Visual Storytelling3
CNMA 103Introduction to Digital Media Production3
CNMA 204The Entertainment Business3
CNMA 302Production Management3
CNMA 353Media Literacy3
BUSN 211Principles of Accounting I3
BUSN 230Introduction to Marketing3
or CNMA 392 Principles of Advertising
BUSN 361Business Law3
or CNMA 433 Mass Media Law and Ethics
CNMA 440Cinema and Media Arts Internship 13
CNMA 456Senior Portfolio3
CNMA upper-division Electives7
Concentration Courses
CNMA 301Transmedia Design2
CNMA 375Showrunning Media3
CNMA 449The Role of the Producer3
Total Credits45

Writing for Film and Television

Stories matter. You matter. You and your stories matter to us. The Writing for Film and Television concentration covers the fundamental elements of storytelling—from conception (the pitch and the outline), to execution (the script), to the all-important rewriting and polishing process.

The Writing for Film and Television concentration teaches you how to find your unique voice and learn the craft to write scripts that will attract attention in the entertainment industry. In this comprehensive program, you will learn every element of the screenwriting process from story idea to script. Through our lectures and workshops, your work will be further refined so that you will develop your own storytelling voice while receiving constructive feedback from your peers and instructors who are working, professional screenwriters.

Program Courses
CNMA 101Introduction to Visual Storytelling3
CNMA 103Introduction to Digital Media Production3
CNMA 104History of Cinema3
CNMA 203Screenwriting I3
CNMA 204The Entertainment Business3
CNMA 312Screenwriting II3
CNMA 323Writing the One-Hour Drama Pilot3
CNMA 331Motion Picture Script Analysis3
CNMA 352Character Development and Dialogue3
CNMA 353Media Literacy3
CNMA 354The TV Writer's Room - One-Hour Spec3
CNMA 360The TV Writer's Room - Writing the Half Hour Spec3
or CNMA 368 Film and Television Adaptation
or ENGL 344 Creative Writing: Fiction
CNMA 420Coverage and Development for Film and TV3
CNMA 440Cinema and Media Arts Internship 13
CNMA 456Senior Portfolio3
Total Credits45

NOTE: The course sequence table is designed by the major department and is one way that the classes will work out properly in sequence for your major. However, there are alternative or flexible ways to rotate some of the classes within the same year/level and sometimes between year levels. Please contact your major department advisor to discuss flexible alternatives in scheduling the sequence of your classes.

See Core Curriculum Program section for a list of approved Core Curriculum courses.

Cinema and Media Arts, B.A. Cinematography (CNCM)

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 103 or 1653BBST 103 or 1653
ENGL 100 or 1123BBST 209 or 2103
KNES 1071Fine Arts (see Core Curriculum)3
GNST 1021Foreign Language (see Core Curriculum)4
CNMA 1013CNMA 1033
CNMA 1023 
 14 16
Total Credits 30
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 2513BBST 209 or 2103
Foreign Language (see Core Curriculum)4Communication (see Core Curriculum)3
Science (see Core Curriculum)3HIST 200, 201, or POSC 2253
MATH 1211CNMA 2403
CNMA 2033CNMA 2453
 14 15
Total Credits 29
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 300/400 Bible Elective3BBST 3543
Behavioral Science (see Core Curriculum)3ENGL 3133
MATH 1221MATH 1231
Literature (see Core Curriculum)3HIST 100 or 1013
KNES Activity (see Core Curriculum)1CNMA 3583
CNMA 3033CNMA 3593
CNMA 3533Graduation Petition due in Registrar's Office
Writing Competency Requirement 
 17 16
Total Credits 33
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 3653BBST 4653
Philosophy (see Core Curriculum)3BBST 306, 316, or 3263
CNMA 4563CNMA 4403
CNMA Elective (upper-division)3CNMA 4603
General Elective1CNMA Elective (upper-division)3
 13 15
Total Credits 28

Cinema and Media Arts, B.A. Directing (CNDR)

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 103 or 1653BBST 103 or 1653
ENGL 100 or 1123BBST 209 or 2103
KNES 1071Fine Arts (see Core Curriculum)3
GNST 1021Foreign Language (see Core Curriculum)4
CNMA 1013CNMA 1033
CNMA 1023 
 14 16
Total Credits 30
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 2513BBST 209 or 2103
Foreign Language (see Core Curriculum)4Communication (see Core Curriculum)3
Science (see Core Curriculum)3HIST 200, 201, or POSC 2253
MATH 1211CNMA 2403
CNMA 2033CNMA 2453
 14 15
Total Credits 29
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 300/400 Bible Elective3BBST 3543
Behavioral Science (see Core Curriculum)3ENGL 3133
MATH 1221MATH 1231
Literature (see Core Curriculum)3HIST 100 or 1013
KNES Activity (see Core Curriculum)1CNMA 3583
CNMA 3173CNMA 3593
CNMA 3533 
Writing Competency Requirement 
 17 16
Total Credits 33
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 3653BBST 4653
Philosophy (see Core Curriculum)3BBST 306, 316, or 3263
CNMA 4563CNMA 4403
CNMA Elective (upper-division)3CNMA 4653
General Elective1CNMA Elective (upper-division)3
 13 15
Total Credits 28

Cinema and Media Arts, B.A. Editing (CNED)

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 103 or 1653BBST 103 or 1653
ENGL 100 or 1123BBST 209 or 2103
KNES 1071Fine Arts (see Core Curriculum)3
GNST 1021Foreign Language (see Core Curriculum)4
CNMA 1013CNMA 1033
CNMA 1023 
 14 16
Total Credits 30
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 2513BBST 209 or 2103
Foreign Language (see Core Curriculum)4Communication (see Core Curriculum)3
Science (see Core Curriculum)3HIST 200, 201, or POSC 2253
MATH 1211CNMA 2403
CNMA 2033CNMA 2453
 14 15
Total Credits 29
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 300/400 Bible Elective3BBST 3543
Behavioral Science (see Core Curriculum)3ENGL 3133
MATH 1221MATH 1231
Literature (see Core Curriculum)3HIST 100 or 1013
KNES Activity (see Core Curriculum)1CNMA 3583
CNMA 3153CNMA 3593
CNMA 3533 
Writing Competency Requirement 
 17 16
Total Credits 33
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 3653BBST 4653
Philosophy (see Core Curriculum)3BBST 306, 316, or 3263
CNMA 4563CNMA 4403
CNMA Elective (upper-division)3CNMA 4643
General Elective1CNMA Elective (upper-division)3
 13 15
Total Credits 28

Cinema and Media Arts, B.A. Production (COPD)

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 103 or 1653BBST 103 or 1653
CNMA 1013BBST 209 or 2103
CNMA 1023CNMA 1033
ENGL 100 or 1123Fine Arts (see Core Curriculum)3
KNES 1071Foreign Language (see Core Curriculum)4
GNST 1021 
 14 16
Total Credits 30
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 2513BBST 209 or 2103
CNMA 2033CNMA 2453
CNMA 2403CNMA 3023
Foreign Language (see Core Curriculum)4Communication (see Core Curriculum)3
Science (see Core Curriculum)3HIST 200, 201, or POSC 2253
MATH 1211 
 17 15
Total Credits 32
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 300/400 Bible Elective3BBST 3543
Behavioral Science (see Core Curriculum)3ENGL 3133
MATH 1221MATH 1231
KNES Activity (see Core Curriculum)1CNMA 3583
CNMA 3533CNMA 3593
CNMA Elective (upper-division)3CNMA Elective (see Core Curriculum)3
Writing Competency RequirementGraduation Petition due in Registrar's Office
 14 16
Total Credits 30
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 3653BBST 4653
HIST 100 or 1013BBST 306, 316, or 3263
Literature (see Core Curriculum)3Philosophy (see Core Curriculum)3
CNMA 4563CNMA 4403
CNMA Elective (upper-division)3CNMA Elective (upper-division)3
 15 15
Total Credits 30

Cinema and Media Arts, B.A. Sound Design (CNSD)

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 103 or 1653BBST 103 or 1653
ENGL 100 or 1123BBST 209 or 2103
KNES 1071Fine Arts (see Core Curriculum)3
GNST 1021Foreign Language (see Core Curriculum)4
CNMA 1013CNMA 1033
CNMA 1023 
 14 16
Total Credits 30
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 2513BBST 209 or 2103
Foreign Language (see Core Curriculum)4Communication (see Core Curriculum)3
Science (see Core Curriculum)3HIST 200, 201, or POSC 2253
MATH 1211CNMA 2403
CNMA 2033CNMA 2453
 14 15
Total Credits 29
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 300/400 Bible Elective3BBST 3543
Behavioral Science (see Core Curriculum)3ENGL 3133
MATH 1221MATH 1231
Literature (see Core Curriculum)3HIST 100 or 1013
KNES Activity (see Core Curriculum)1CNMA 3583
CNMA 3073CNMA 3593
CNMA 3533Graduation Petition due in Registrar's Office
 17 16
Total Credits 33
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 3653BBST 4653
Philosophy (see Core Curriculum)3BBST 306, 316, or 3263
CNMA 4513CNMA 4403
CNMA 4563CNMA Elective (upper-division)3
CNMA Elective (upper-division)3General Elective1
 15 13
Total Credits 28

Cinema and Media Arts, B.A. Visual Effects (CNVI)

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 103 or 1653BBST 103 or 1653
ENGL 100 or 1123BBST 209 or 2103
KNES 1071Fine Arts (see Core Curriculum)3
GNST 1021Foreign Language (see Core Curriculum)4
CNMA 1013CNMA 1033
CNMA 1023 
 14 16
Total Credits 30
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 2513BBST 209 or 2103
Foreign Language (see Core Curriculum)4Communication (see Core Curriculum)3
Science (see Core Curriculum)3HIST 200, 201, or POSC 2253
MATH 1211CNMA 2403
CNMA 2033CNMA 2453
 14 15
Total Credits 29
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 300/400 Bible Elective3BBST 3543
Behavioral Science (see Core Curriculum)3ENGL 3133
MATH 1221MATH 1231
Literature (see Core Curriculum)3HIST 100 or 1013
KNES Activity (see Core Curriculum)1ARTS 3413
CNMA 3012CNMA 3103
CNMA 3533Graduation Petition due in Registrar's Office
Writing Competency Requirement 
 16 16
Total Credits 32
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 3653BBST 4653
Philosophy (see Core Curriculum)3BBST 306, 316, or 3263
CNMA 4303CNMA 4403
CNMA 4563CNMA Elective (upper-division)3
CNMA Elective (upper-division)3General Elective2
 15 14
Total Credits 29

Cinema and Media Arts, B.A. Entertainment Business (CNEB)

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 103 or 1653BBST 103 or 1653
ENGL 100 or 1123BBST 209 or 2103
KNES 1071Fine Arts (see Core Curriculum)3
GNST 1021Foreign Language (see Core Curriculum)4
CNMA 1013BUSN 2113
CNMA 1033 
 14 16
Total Credits 30
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 2513BBST 209 or 2103
Foreign Language (see Core Curriculum)4Communication (see Core Curriculum)3
Science (see Core Curriculum)3HIST 200, 201, or POSC 2253
MATH 1211CNMA 2043
BUSN 230 or CNMA 3923CNMA 3023
CNMA 1043 
 17 15
Total Credits 32
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 300/400 Bible Elective3BBST 3543
Behavioral Science (see Core Curriculum)3ENGL 3133
MATH 1221MATH 1231
Literature (see Core Curriculum)3HIST 100 or 1013
KNES Activity (see Core Curriculum)1BUSN 361 or CNMA 4333
CNMA 3533BUSN 3703
CNMA 3643 
Writing Competency Requirement 
 17 16
Total Credits 33
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 3653BBST 4653
Philosophy (see Core Curriculum)3BBST 306, 316, or 3263
CNMA 4563CNMA 4403
CNMA or BUSN Elective (see program list)3CNMA or BUSN Elective (see program list)3
General Elective1 
 13 12
Total Credits 25

Cinema and Media Arts, B.A. Entertainment Producing (CNEP)

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 103 or 1653BBST 103 or 1653
CNMA 1013BBST 209 or 2103
BUSN 2113BUSN 230 or CNMA 3923
ENGL 100 or 1123Fine Arts (see Core Curriculum)3
KNES 1071Foreign Language (see Core Curriculum)4
GNST 1021 
 14 16
Total Credits 30
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 2513BBST 209 or 2103
CNMA 1033CNMA 2043
CNMA 3023BUSN 361 or CNMA 4333
Foreign Language (see Core Curriculum)4Communication (see Core Curriculum)3
Science (see Core Curriculum)3HIST 200, 201, or POSC 2253
MATH 1211 
 17 15
Total Credits 32
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 300/400 Bible Elective3BBST 3543
CNMA 3533CNMA 3753
Behavioral Science (see Sore Curriculum)3ENGL 3133
MATH 1221MATH 1231
Literature (see Core Curriculum)3HIST 100 or 1013
KNES Activity (see Core Curriculum)1CNMA Elective (upper-division)3
CNMA 3012Graduation Petition due in Registrar's Office
Writing Competency Requirement 
 16 16
Total Credits 32
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 3653BBST 4653
CNMA 4563BBST 306, 316, or 3263
CNMA Elective (upper-division)4CNMA 4403
Philosophy (see Core Curriculum)3CNMA 4493
 BUSN/CNMA/COMM or General Elective3
 13 15
Total Credits 28

Cinema and Media Arts, B.A. Writing for Television and Film (COWT)

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 103 or 1653BBST 103 or 1653
CNMA 1013BBST 209 or 2103
CNMA 1033CNMA 1043
ENGL 100 or 1123CNMA 2033
KNES 1071Foreign Language (see Core Curriculum)4
GNST 1021 
 14 16
Total Credits 30
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 2513BBST 209 or 2103
CNMA 3123CNMA 2043
CNMA 3523Behavioral Science (see Core Curriculum)3
Foreign Language (see Core Curriculum)4MATH 1221
Science (see Core Curriculum)3HIST 200, 201, or POSC 2253
MATH 1211 
 17 13
Total Credits 30
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 300/400 Bible Elective3BBST 3543
CNMA 3233CNMA 4203
CNMA 3533ENGL 3133
CNMA 3543MATH 1231
Fine Arts (see Core Curriculum)3Communication (see Core Curriculum)3
KNES Activity (see Core Curriculum)1HIST 100 or 1013
Writing Competency Requirement0Graduation Petition due in Registrar's Office
 16 16
Total Credits 32
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 3653BBST 4653
CNMA 3313BBST 306, 316, or 3263
CNMA 4563CNMA 360, 368, or ENGL 3443
Literature (see Core Curriculum)3CNMA 4403
General Elective1Philosophy (see Core Curriculum)3
 13 15
Total Credits 28