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Film Studies - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

An Arts and Sciences Area of Study

Application Code 244

For curriculum information, contact the Arts and Humanities Division– Room HVPA-200—443-518-1480.

This curriculum is designed for students transferring to a four-year institution majoring in film studies and/or electronic media. The Film Studies area of study focuses on the history, development, theory, and criticism of the film/video arts, as well as the basic principles of film making and film production. This area of study examines the aesthetics and production of film and is designed to enable students to understand the history of film and media and to think and write critically about film and electronic media. Students are advised to check the requirements of the institution to which they intend to transfer.

General Education Core

Students enrolled in transfer patterns must take a minimum of 30 credits in General Education. Each student’s total of general education and required courses must equal at least 60 semester hours of credit.

Composition

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3 credits

Humanities, Arts and Literature

Course NumberTitleCredits
ARTT-103Art Appreciation

3 credits

-Humanities Core Course

-Literature Core Course

9-11

One Humanities Core Course (3 credits), plus one Arts Core Course (3 credits), plus one Literature Core Course (3 credits) satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Literature Core requirement, OR a World Language Sequence (8 credits), plus another Humanities, Arts, and Literature Core (3 credits) in a second discipline other than a World Language satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Literature Core requirement.

Social Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Social and Behavioral Sciences Core Courses

6

One History Core Course is required and may be taken as either a Social and Behavioral Sciences Core or a Humanities Core. No more than 6 credits may be taken in History to meet Humanities Core and Social and Behavioral Sciences Core requirements.

Science

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Science Core Courses

7-8

must include one course with lab

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Mathematics Core Course

3-5

Interdisciplinary

Course NumberTitleCredits
Interdisciplinary -Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core Course

2-3

Required Courses Related to Major

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
ARTT-103Art Appreciation

3 credits

ARTT-141Basic Photography

3 credits

FILM-101Introduction to Film

3 credits

FILM-139Principles of Film and Media Production

3 credits

FILM-171Introduction to American Cinema

3 credits

FILM-172Introduction to World Cinema

3 credits

FINE-102Arts, Cultures and Ideas

3 credits

TVRD-129Mass Media

3 credits

Electives – Select 6-9 credits from the following (3 credits each):

Course NumberTitleCredits
ARTT-101Two-Dimensional Art and Design

3 credits

ARTT-104Art History I

3 credits

ARTT-105Art History II

3 credits

ARTT-109Drawing I: Observation and Invention

3

-Any course with a FILM prefix

Total Credit Hours:6-9

Total Credit Hours: 60-69