Major department advisors answered a few questions to assist you with your first-semester class selection.
|What are some of the highlights and features to know about this major?||n/a|
|When should I first meet with my major department?||
Transfers – ASAP
Freshmen – Any time during 2nd semester to plan enrollment for their sophomore year (core classes).
|How will I be assigned to a major advisor and how do I contact them?||Students may pick an advisor based on their schedule and area of interest.|
|Where can I find information about major advising?||http://cinema.sfsu.edu/content/advisors|
|Does this major require any pre-work from me before I attend orientation or register for classes?||There are no requirements, but we strongly encourage transfer students to meet with a faculty advisor ASAP.|
|What should I do if my major core and/or prequisite courses are full?||Students should seek guidance from the course instructor and/or a faculty advisor.|
|What upper division courses should I take in my first semester as a transfer student for this major?||
(1) CINE 340: Critical Studies;
(2) CINE 341: Critical Studies Discussion;
(3) any CINE GWAR.
Other courses to consider:
Production-oriented students should enroll in CINE 310: Workshop in Film Production.
Screenwriting-oriented students should enroll in CINE 356: Fundamentals of Screenwriting.
|Are there any prerequisites to these upper division courses for the major?||
Five core classes (13 units):
(1) CINE 200:Intro to Cinema Studies;
(2) CINE 202: Intro to Filmmaking;
(3) CINE 204: Intro to Filmmaking Lab;
(4) CINE 211: Film History I;
(5) CINE 212: Film History II
|Are there any registration blocks or holds in the system for this major, and if so, what do I do/who do I contact to clear them?||Yes, transfer students should be aware that their Cinema course articulations are often not in place prior to enrollment. They should see a facultyadvisor about being cleared for enrollment.|
|Does this major have an approved Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) roadmap?||
Yes, in Film, Television, and Electronic Media (AS-T).
|Are there any courses I should take first as a Freshman to get started in this major and/or are there any lower division GE course requirements that I can take that will also count toward this major?||The Cinema major courses start once a student has sophomore standing (30+ units). Freshmen may take the related (GE-only / non-major) courses CINE 102: Intro to Contemporary Cinema and CINE 280: The Ancient World in Cinema.|
|Are there entry or prerequisite requirements for these Freshmen courses?||
Can any of my AP or IB tests count toward requirements in this major?