Jun 17, 2024  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2020-2021 
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Film and Television Production, B.A.

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Film and Television Production Student Learning Outcomes

Film History and Context

By studying a diverse canon of great films and filmmakers, students will gain a broad understanding of the history and socio-historical contexts of American and global film, television, and emerging media to inspire them to create transformative works of their own.


Students will master the methods of visual storytelling–through screenwriting, camera placement and movement, lighting, blocking and performance, post-production picture and sound–to create content with unique cinematic expression and engaging dramatic structure.

Technical Proficiency

Students will demonstrate mastery of the components and processes in at least one of the following areas of specialization: Creative Producing, Fiction Directing, Non-Fiction Directing, Cinematography, or Post-Production.

Voice and Creativity

By analyzing past historical works and applying technical and storytelling skills, students will be able to produce works with a strong personal voice that show vision and imagination.


Students will work constructively to problem solve and collaborate in diverse teams to create impactful media.

Major Requirements

Lower Division Requirements

Introductory Courses

World Cinema

Upper Division Requirements

Film and Television Production Model Four-Year Plan

  • Normal course load is 15 semester hours or 4-5 courses per semester.
  • Consult your advisor regarding proper course sequencing and course selection for the major.
  • Suggested sequence, but students often take courses in a modified order.
  • All students must complete six flags to graduate. Each student is responsible for ensuring she/he fulfills all graduation requirements.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Total: 17-19 semester hours

Spring Semester

Total: 15-19 semester hours

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Total: 12-14 semester hours

Spring Semester

Total: 16-17 semester hours

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Total: 15-19 semester hours

Spring Semester

Total: 15-18 semester hours

Senior Year

Fall or Spring Semesters

Total: 15-18 semester hours

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