Full-time students who wish to complete their program in 6 quarters, including a 4th quarter vacation, should select darker shaded courses in each specific quarter, illustrated by the vertical columns of the chart. Lighter shaded courses indicate available course options which may be taken to achieve full-time status during the specific quarter. Directing workshops have limited spaces; early enrollment is recommended.
Note: This plan requires that F-1 Visa students take at least 2 additional units during the 3rd quarter and 4 additional units during the 5th quarter to maintain full-time enrollment status.
3 Foundation Courses (12 units)
|Course No. | Title||Units||Fall||Winter||Spring||Summer||Fall||Winter|
|FILM TV X 404 Pre-Production and Production for Film and Television +||4||R/O/I||I/O||R/O/I||R/O/I||R/O/I||I/O|
|FILM TV X 404A Post-Production for Film and Television||4||I/O||I/R/O||I/O||O/H(I)||I/O||I/R/O|
|FILM TV X 476.581 The Language of Filmmaking||4||I/O||I/O||R/O/I||R/O/I||I/O||I/O|
8 Required Directing Courses (34 units)
|FILM TV X 478.9 The Craft of the Director +||4||I/R||I/R||I/R|
|FILM TV X 476.95 Directing Workshop I: Composition and Movement * +||4||I/R||I/R||I/R||I/R||I/R||I/R|
|FILM TV X 476.95B Directing Workshop II: Storytelling *||4||I/R||I/R||I/R|
|FILM TV X 475.44 Directing Actors for the Screen||4||I||I/R||I||I||I||I/R
|FILM TV X 479.613 The Art and Craft of Film Editing||4||I/R||I/O||I/R||I/O||I/R||I/O|
|FILM TV X 476.271 Production Sound for Directors||2||H(R)||H(R)||H(R)|
|FILM TV X 476.243 Developing Your Short Film||4||I/R||I/R||I/R||I/R||I/R||I/R|
|FILM TV X 476.12B Advanced Filmmaking Workshop: Production and Post-Production **||8||H(I)||H(I)/H(R)||H(I)|
Select 1 Elective (4 units)
Students must complete 1 elective (4 units) from courses numbered X 400-499 in Directing, Cinematography, Film & TV Development, Producing, Business & Management of Entertainment, Post-Production, Acting, or Writers’ Program/Screenwriting. New electives are added regularly.
|X 400-X 499 Various Entertainment Courses||4||I/R/O||I/R/O||I/R/O||I/R/O||I/R/O||I/R/O|
Note: Full-time students wishing to add electives or take a vacation quarter may extend their program length. F-1 Visa students may have up to 6 quarters to complete their program. Domestic students have a maximum of 3 years.
+ Should be completed within the first 2 quarters of study.
* Should be taken in sequential order.
** Should be taken in the last quarter of the program.
Chart Legend: I = In-Person | R = Remote | O = Online | H (I/R) = Hybrid (In-Person/Remote)