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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.

English Composition

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3

Arts & Humanities

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Arts & Humanities Core Group A

3

SPCH-115Intercultural Communication

3

The Arts & Humanities requirement may alternatively be fulfilled by completing a World Language Sequence plus one of the following courses: SPCH-151, THET-101, THET-102, THET-103, THET-202, THET-241, or WMST-193. If a student completes a World Language Sequence, SPCH-115 should be taken as a Core Elective.

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group A

3

-Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group B

3

Biological & Physical Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Science Core Course (must include lab)

4

-Science Core Course

3

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Mathematics Core Course

3

Core Electives

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Any General Education Core Courses

6

Required Courses Related to Major

Course NumberTitleCredits
FILM-101Introduction to Film

3

FILM-139Principles of Film and Media Production

3

FILM-171Introduction to American Cinema

3

FILM-172Introduction to World Cinema

3

HUMN-104Introduction to the Digital Humanities

3

TVRD-125Concept and Story Development

3

TVRD-129Mass Media

3

Film Electives-Any courses with a FILM prefix

6

Arts & Sciences -Arts & Sciences Elective

2

Total Credit Hours: 60

A graduate should be able to

1. Identify, understand, evaluate, and apply ethical reasoning and ethical considerations involved in filmmaking.

2. Develop self-confidence and motivation, tolerance to diversity and ambiguity, open-mindedness, risk-taking, insight skills, and the ability to redefine a problem and overcome obstacles.

3. Demonstrate an understanding of the critical theories and concepts used in film.

4. Understand the history of the medium of film and its language, aesthetics, and technology.