Academic Catalog 2024-2025

Film, Television, and Media

College of Arts and Humanities
Department of Communications

Program Description

The mission of the Bachelor of Arts in Film, Television, and Media is to cultivate the diverse creative voices of CSU Dominguez Hills students by providing them with an understanding of the histories, forms, contexts, and existing structures of where and how media stories are told.

Students are prepared to contribute new and necessary stories with the potential to meaningfully represent their own communities and transform society. Upon completing the degree, students will understand the power of media stories and the impact they can have. They will have a deep understanding of what stories have been told and what is missing. They will be empowered with the skills to express their voice in places where stories can and need to be told.

Our innovative program integrates critical thinking and critical making. By approaching both traditional and emerging media as creative storytelling and grounding students in the knowledge of the history, politics, forms, and industry structures of media stories, students learn to adapt to a constantly changing media landscape and how they can positively impact society using their creative voices. Students take courses on storytelling in and across media forms. In writing about media stories, students develop skills in analyzing and interpreting media stories.

Building on those skills, students will also learn how to tell new stories as well as identify potential audiences and venues for those stories.


High school students are encouraged to take college preparatory English courses. Students planning to transfer from community college should consult with their counselor or advisor to identify appropriate transferable lower-division courses.

Graduation With Honors

Undergraduate students may be candidates for graduation with Honors in Film, Television, and Media provided they meet the following criteria:

  1. A minimum of 36 units in residence at CSU Dominguez Hills;
  2. A minimum grade point average of at least 3.5 across all courses used to satisfy the upper division requirements in the major.