Cinema and Media Arts, B.A.

Mission

Biola's School of Cinema & Media Arts understands the power of the media, which is why we’re committed to equipping students with the expertise needed to create transcendent, authentic, redemptive stories with the power to transform the world through the Cinema and Media Arts major. To best prepare students for the diversity of career paths in the media, this major offers well-rounded instruction in the various components which bring stories to the screen, with a series of eight concentrations for students to focus their interest and expertise. Concentrations include Production, Directing, Cinematography, Editing, Sound Design, Visual Effects and 3D Animation, Entertainment Producing and Entertainment Business.

Whether students have passion for creative, production, or business endeavors within the media, the CMA major brings key experience and education for those with the desire to bring their voice into the most influential form of communication on the planet. 

Degree Program

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

A Cinema and Media Arts degree is 45 credits, with the student's choice of concentration (detailed below). 24 credits in the degree must be upper-division. 

Program Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental components of media creation as a profound form of communication, from its formative years to the present (ULO 1).
  2. Evaluate how biblical principles can be integrated into the media and explain the influence of story through analyzing the impact of film, television and media on culture (ULO 2).
  3. Demonstrate technical and aesthetic mastery in at least one of the major disciplines and the professional competency expected for entry level professionals (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 into the School of Cinema & Media Arts (CMA) is separate from and contingent upon your admission to Biola University. Admission to Biola University does not guarantee admission into the Cinema and Media Arts major. Applications will not be considered until after the applicant has been first admitted to Biola University.

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

Prior media experience is not a prerequisite for admission into the School of Cinema & Media Arts. As we’ll provide the education once a student, during the application process we’re more interested in discovering your potential, leadership ability, creative thinking, problem solving and Christian character. Department faculty prayerfully review all applications. Notification letters will be sent out by the deadlines listed in the schedule. You will be notified of your acceptance, if more information is required, placement on a waiting list, or non-acceptance, if applicable.

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

Acceptance Committee
School of Cinema & Media Arts
Biola University
13800 Biola Avenue
La Mirada, CA 90639

CMA students may be required to purchase computer equipment and/or software as may be applicable for their respective degrees. While we understand the financial strains of such equipment expenditures, we also recognize that these technologically driven majors involve 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.

Curriculum Requirements

Program Courses
CNMA 101Introduction to Visual Storytelling3
CNMA 102Visual Aesthetics3
CNMA 104History of Cinema 1, 23
CNMA 203Screenwriting I3
CNMA 240Production I: Directing in Narrative, Documentary and Short Form3
CNMA 245Production 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 460Cinematography and Lighting3
Total Credits45

Directing

Program Courses27
CNMA upper-division Electives6
Concentration Courses
CNMA 317Directing for Film and Television3
CNMA 358Motion Picture Pre-Production3
CNMA 359Motion Picture Production3
CNMA 465Directing for Short Form3
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 Film and Television3
Total Credits45

Production

Program Courses27
CNMA upper-division Electives 112
Concentration Courses
CNMA 358Motion Picture Pre-Production3
CNMA 359Motion Picture Production3
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 Mixing3
Total Credits45

Visual Effects and 3D Animation

Program Courses27
CNMA upper-division Electives6
Concentration Courses
CNMA 308Digital 3D Modeling3
CNMA 310Visual Effects and Motion Graphics3
CNMA 318Character Modeling and Animation3
CNMA 345Virtual Production Fundamentals3
Total Credits45

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 judgment 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 104History of Cinema3
CNMA 204Entertainment Business3
CNMA 302Production Management3
CNMA 353Media Literacy3
CNMA 382Film Financing3
CNMA 392Principles of Advertising3
CNMA 433Mass Media Law and Ethics3
CNMA 440Cinema and Media Arts Internship 13
CNMA 456Senior Portfolio3
Concentration Courses
CNMA 103Introduction to Digital Media Production3
CNMA 355Television Programming and Content Strategy3
CNMA 420Coverage and Development for Film and TV3
Select two of the following:6
Global Marketing Management
Entrepreneurship and New Venture Formation
Financing the Entrepreneurial Venture
The Role of the Producer
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.

Program Courses
CNMA 101Introduction to Visual Storytelling3
CNMA 104History of Cinema3
CNMA 204Entertainment Business3
CNMA 302Production Management3
CNMA 353Media Literacy3
CNMA 382Film Financing3
CNMA 392Principles of Advertising3
CNMA 433Mass Media Law and Ethics3
CNMA 440Cinema and Media Arts Internship 13
CNMA 456Senior Portfolio3
CNMA upper-division Electives3
Concentration Courses
CNMA 103Introduction to Digital Media Production3
CNMA 331Motion Picture Script Analysis3
CNMA 375Showrunning3
CNMA 449The Role of the Producer3
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.

Taking coursework during the summer session may also be an option to accelerate your degree path.

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 1043
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 306, 316, 326, or 3363
CNMA 4563BBST 4653
CNMA Elective (upper-division)3CNMA 4403
Philosophy (see Core Curriculum)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 1071CNMA 1043
GNST 1021Fine Arts (see Core Curriculum)3
CNMA 1013Foreign Language (see Core Curriculum)4
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)3MATH 1231
MATH 1221CNMA 3173
Literature (see Core Curriculum)3HIST 100 or 1013
KNES Activity (see Core Curriculum)1CNMA 3583
CNMA 3533CNMA 3593
ENGL 3133 
Writing Competency Requirement 
 17 16
Total Credits 33
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 3653BBST 306, 316, 326, or 3363
Philosophy (see Core Curriculum)3BBST 4653
CNMA 4653CNMA 4403
CNMA Elective (upper-division)3CNMA 4563
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 1043
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 306, 316, 326, or 3363
Philosophy (see Core Curriculum)3BBST 4653
CNMA 4643CNMA 4403
CNMA Elective (upper-division)3CNMA 4563
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 1043
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 2403
Foreign Language (see Core Curriculum)4CNMA 2453
Science (see Core Curriculum)3Communication (see Core Curriculum)3
MATH 1211HIST 200, 201, or POSC 2253
General Elective 1 
 15 15
Total Credits 30
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 (upper-division)3
Writing Competency RequirementGraduation Petition due in Registrar's Office
 14 16
Total Credits 30
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 3653BBST 306, 316, 326, or 3363
HIST 100 or 1013BBST 4653
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 104, 314, or MUSC 3143
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)3MATH 1231
MATH 1221HIST 100 or 1013
Literature (see Core Curriculum)3CNMA 3073
KNES Activity (see Core Curriculum)1CNMA 3583
CNMA 3533CNMA 3593
ENGL 3133Graduation Petition due in Registrar's Office
 17 16
Total Credits 33
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 3653BBST 306, 316, 326, or 3363
Philosophy (see Core Curriculum)3BBST 4653
CNMA 4401-3CNMA 4513
CNMA 4563CNMA Elective (upper-division)3
CNMA Elective (upper-division)3General Elective1
 13-15 13
Total Credits 26-28

Cinema and Media Arts, B.A. Visual Effects and 3D Animation (CNVE)

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 104 or 1403
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 3103
CNMA 3083CNMA 3183
CNMA 3533Graduation Petition due in Registrar's Office
Writing Competency Requirement 
 17 16
Total Credits 33
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 3653BBST 306, 316, 326, or 3363
Philosophy (see Core Curriculum)3BBST 4653
CNMA 3453CNMA 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 1071CNMA 3823
GNST 1021Fine Arts (see Core Curriculum)3
CNMA 1013Foreign Language (see Core Curriculum)4
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
CNMA 1043CNMA 3023
CNMA 3923 
 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)1CNMA 3553
CNMA 3533CNMA 4333
CNMA 4203 
Writing Competency Requirement 
 17 16
Total Credits 33
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 3653BBST 306, 316, 326, or 3363
Philosophy (see Core Curriculum)3BBST 4653
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
CNMA 3823Fine Arts (see Core Curriculum)3
ENGL 100 or 1123Foreign Language (see Core Curriculum)4
KNES 1071CNMA 1043
GNST 1021 
 14 16
Total Credits 30
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 2513BBST 209 or 2103
CNMA 1033CNMA 2043
CNMA 3023CNMA 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 3313
CNMA 3923CNMA 3753
Behavioral Science (see Sore Curriculum)3ENGL 3133
MATH 1221MATH 1231
Literature (see Core Curriculum)3HIST 100 or 1013
KNES Activity (see Core Curriculum)1Graduation Petition due in Registrar's Office
Writing Competency Requirement 
 17 16
Total Credits 33
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 3653BBST 306, 316, 326, or 3363
CNMA 4563BBST 4653
CNMA Elective (upper-division)3CNMA 4403
Philosophy (see Core Curriculum)3CNMA 4493
 General Elective3
 12 15
Total Credits 27

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.

Taking coursework during the summer session may also be an option to accelerate your degree path.

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

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

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
HNRS 1014HNRS 1054
HNRS 1024HNRS 1064
GNST 1021CNMA 1043
KNES 1071Foreign Language (see Core Curriculum)4
CNMA 1013KNES Activity (see Core Curriculum)1
CNMA 1023 
 16 16
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
HNRS 2104HNRS 2304
HNRS 2154HNRS 2314
Foreign Language (see Core Curriculum)4CNMA 2403
CNMA 2033CNMA 2453
MATH 1211MATH 1221
 16 15
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
HNRS 3244HNRS 3374
HNRS 3262HNRS 3392
CNMA 3033CNMA 3583
CNMA 3533CNMA 3593
MATH 1231ENGL 3133
 Science (see Core Curriculum)3
 13 18
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
HNRS 4434HNRS 4584
BBST 4653HNRS 4672
CNMA 4563CNMA 4403
CNMA Elective (upper-division)3CNMA 4603
 CNMA Elective (upper-division)3
 13 15
Total Credits 122

Note: Certain CMA classes are not offered every semester. Please check with the School of Cinema and Media Arts for the most up-to-date schedule of required courses.

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

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
HNRS 1014HNRS 1054
HNRS 1024HNRS 1064
KNES 1071CNMA 1043
GNST 1021Foreign Language (see Core Curriculum)4
CNMA 1013 
CNMA 1023 
 16 15
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
HNRS 2104HNRS 2304
HNRS 2154HNRS 2314
CNMA 2033CNMA 2403
MATH 1211CNMA 2453
Foreign Language (see Core Curriculum)4MATH 1221
 16 15
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
HNRS 3244HNRS 3374
HNRS 3262HNRS 3392
MATH 1231ENGL 3133
KNES Activity (see Core Curriculum)1CNMA 3173
CNMA 3583CNMA 3533
CNMA 3593Science (see Core Curriculum)3
 14 18
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
HNRS 4434HNRS 4584
BBST 4653HNRS 4672
CNMA 4403CNMA 4563
CNMA 4653CNMA Elective (upper-division)3
 CNMA Elective (upper-division)3
 13 15
Total Credits 122

Note: Certain CMA classes are not offered every semester. Please check with the School of Cinema and Media Arts for the most up-to-date schedule of required courses. 

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

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
HNRS 1014HNRS 1054
HNRS 1024HNRS 1064
KNES 1071CNMA 1043
GNST 1021Foreign Language (see Core Curriculum)4
CNMA 1013 
CNMA 1023 
 16 15
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
HNRS 2104HNRS 2304
HNRS 2154HNRS 2314
Foreign Language (see Core Curriculum)4CNMA 2403
MATH 1211CNMA 2453
CNMA 2033MATH 1221
 16 15
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
HNRS 3244HNRS 3374
HNRS 3262HNRS 3392
MATH 1231ENGL 3133
CNMA 3153CNMA 3583
CNMA 3533CNMA 3593
KNES Activity (see Core Curriculum)1Science (see Core Curriculum)3
 14 18
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
HNRS 4434HNRS 4584
BBST 4653HNRS 4672
CNMA 4403CNMA 4563
CNMA 4643CNMA Elective (upper-division)3
CNMA Elective (upper-division)3 
 16 12
Total Credits 122

Note: Certain CMA classes are not offered every semester. Please check with the School of Cinema and Media Arts for the most up-to-date schedule of required courses. 

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

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
HNRS 1014HNRS 1054
HNRS 1024HNRS 1064
GNST 1021CNMA 3823
KNES 1071Foreign Language (see Core Curriculum)4
CNMA 1013 
CNMA 1033 
 16 15
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
HNRS 2104HNRS 2304
HNRS 2154HNRS 2314
CNMA 1043CNMA 2043
CNMA 3923CNMA 3023
Foreign Language (see Core Curriculum)4MATH 1211
 18 15
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
HNRS 3244HNRS 3374
HNRS 3262HNRS 3392
CNMA 3533CNMA 4203
CNMA 3553CNMA 4333
MATH 1221ENGL 3133
 MATH 1231
 13 16
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
HNRS 4434HNRS 4584
BBST 4653HNRS 4672
CNMA 4563CNMA 4403
CNMA or BUSN Elective3CNMA or BUSN Elective3
KNES Activity (see Core Curriculum)1Science (see Core Curriculum)3
 14 15
Total Credits 122

Note: Certain CMA classes are not offered every semester. Please check with the School of Cinema and Media Arts for the most up-to-date schedule of required courses. 

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

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
HNRS 1014HNRS 1054
HNRS 1024HNRS 1064
CNMA 1013CNMA 3923
CNMA 1043Foreign Language (see Core Curriculum)4
KNES 1071 
GNST 1021 
 16 15
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
HNRS 2104HNRS 2304
HNRS 2154HNRS 2314
CNMA 1033CNMA 3023
CNMA 2043CNMA 4333
Foreign Language (see Core Curriculum)4MATH 1211
 18 15
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
HNRS 3244HNRS 3374
HNRS 3262HNRS 3392
CNMA 3313CNMA 3533
CNMA 3753CNMA 3823
MATH 1221MATH 1231
 ENGL 3133
 KNES Activity (see Core Curriculum)1
 13 17
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
HNRS 4434HNRS 4584
BBST 4653HNRS 4672
CNMA 4493CNMA 4403
CNMA 4563CNMA Elective (upper-division)3
Science (see Core Curriculum)3 
 16 12
Total Credits 122

Note: Certain CMA classes are not offered every semester. Please check with the School of Cinema and Media Arts for the most up-to-date schedule of required courses. 

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

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
HNRS 1014HNRS 1054
HNRS 1024HNRS 1064
CNMA 1013CNMA 1043
CNMA 1023Foreign Language (see Core Curriculum)4
KNES 1071KNES Activity (see Core Curriculum)1
GNST 1021 
 16 16
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
HNRS 2104HNRS 2304
HNRS 2154HNRS 2314
CNMA 2033CNMA 2403
Foreign Language (see Core Curriculum)4CNMA 4253
 MATH 1211
 15 15
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
HNRS 3244HNRS 3374
HNRS 3262HNRS 3392
CNMA 3533CNMA 3583
CNMA Elective (upper-division)3CNMA 3593
ENGL 3133CNMA Elective (upper-division)3
MATH 1221MATH 1231
 16 16
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
HNRS 4434HNRS 4584
CNMA 4403HNRS 4672
CNMA Elective (upper-division)3CNMA 4563
BBST 4653CNMA Elective (upper-division)3
Science (see Core Curriculum)3 
 16 12
Total Credits 122

Note: Certain CMA classes are not offered every semester. Please check with the School of Cinema and Media Arts for the most up-to-date schedule of required courses.

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

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
HNRS 1014HNRS 1054
HNRS 1024HNRS 1064
CNMA 1013CNMA 1043
CNMA 1023MATH 1211
KNES 1071Foreign Language (see Core Curriculum)4
GNST 1021 
 16 16
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
HNRS 2104HNRS 2304
HNRS 2154HNRS 2314
CNMA 2033CNMA 2403
MATH 1221CNMA 2453
Foreign Language (see Core Curriculum)4MATH 1231
 16 15
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
HNRS 3244HNRS 3374
HNRS 3262HNRS 3392
CNMA 3583CNMA 3073
CNMA 3593CNMA 3533
Science (see Core Curriculum)3ENGL 3133
 KNES Activity (see Core Curriculum)1
 15 16
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
HNRS 4434HNRS 4584
BBST 4653HNRS 4672
CNMA 4563CNMA 4403
CNMA Elective (upper-division)3CNMA 4513
 CNMA Elective (upper-division)3
 13 15
Total Credits 122

Note: Certain CMA classes are not offered every semester. Please check with the School of Cinema and Media Arts for the most up-to-date schedule of required courses.

Cinema and Media Arts, B.A. Visual Effects and 3D Animation (CNVE)

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
HNRS 1014HNRS 1054
HNRS 1024HNRS 1064
CNMA 1013CNMA 104 or 1403
CNMA 1023Foreign Language (see Core Curriculum)4
GNST 1021 
Science (see Core Curriculum)3 
 18 15
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
HNRS 2104HNRS 2304
HNRS 2154HNRS 2314
CNMA 2033CNMA 2403
Foreign Language (see Core Curriculum)4CNMA 2453
 MATH 1211
 15 15
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
HNRS 3244HNRS 3374
HNRS 3262HNRS 3392
CNMA 3083CNMA 3183
CNMA 3103CNMA 3533
MATH 1221MATH 1231
 ENGL 3133
 KNES 1071
 13 17
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
HNRS 4434HNRS 4584
BBST 4653HNRS 4672
CNMA 3453CNMA 3183
CNMA 4403CNMA 4563
CNMA Elective (upper-division)3CNMA Elective (upper-division)3
 KNES Activity (see Core Curriculum)1
 16 16
Total Credits 125

Note: Certain CMA classes are not offered every semester. Please check with the School of Cinema and Media Arts for the most up-to-date schedule of required courses.