The media and film studies emphasis explores video, journalism, literature and film from different perspectives, offering you hands-on experience and a deep understanding of the impact of these forms of communication.


  • Through the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU), students choosing this emphasis have the opportunity to spend a semester studying at the Los Angeles Film Studies Center.

Career opportunities

The media and film studies emphasis will provide you with a valuable introduction to journalism, literature, digital production and film, and prepares you for internships and careers in the ever-growing media and film industries.

Program director

Billie Jean Wiebe, Ph.D.
Billie Jean Wiebe, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Communication and English

Course listing

Required Courses (18 Units)

COM-330Writing and Reading Journalism3
COM-350Visual Rhetoric3
COM-355Digital Video Production I3
COM-380Film Studies3
COM-410Media and Society3
or COM-375
Literature and Film
Documentary Studies

The Los Angeles Film Studies Center Program (CCCU) may fulfill 9-12 units in the emphasis.