May 26, 2024  
USC Catalogue 2023-2024 
USC Catalogue 2023-2024

Cinematic Arts Minor

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The minor in cinematic arts combines an introduction to this exciting and influential field with a diversified set of classes in critical studies, production, screenwriting, the entertainment industry, animation and interactive media. The curriculum is purposely flexible; students may choose to sample different areas in their upper-division courses or emphasize a single primary interest, such as production.

To be eligible for the cinematic arts minor, a student must be in good academic standing and have a declared major. To declare the cinematic arts minor a student must submit a Change of Major/Minor form to Cinematic Arts Office of Student Services, SCB 105.

Course Requirements for the Minor

A total of 20 units is required for the minor in cinematic arts, one 4-unit lower-division course and 16 upper-division units.


*Gateway course

Upper-division Requirement

8 units from the following:

Plus 8 additional upper-division units of Cinematic Arts electives

Additional Requirements

Grade Point Average Requirement

A minimum grade of C (2.0) in each course is required. A grade of C- (1.7) or lower does not fulfill a minor requirement.

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