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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.

Suggested Semester 1

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3

FILM-101Introduction to Film

3

-Arts & Humanities Core Group A

3

-Mathematics Core Course

3

-Any General Education Core Course

3

Suggested Semester 2

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Arts & Sciences Elective

2

FILM-171Introduction to American Cinema

3

TVRD-129Mass Media

3

-Science Core Course

3

-Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group A

3

Suggested Semester 3

Course NumberTitleCredits
FILM-139Principles of Film and Media Production

3

HUMN-104Introduction to the Digital Humanities

3

SPCH-115Intercultural Communication

3

-Science Core Course (must include lab)

4

Film Elective-Any course with a FILM prefix

3

Suggested Semester 4

Course NumberTitleCredits
FILM-172Introduction to World Cinema

3

TVRD-125Concept and Story Development

3

Film Elective-Any course with a FILM prefix

3

-Any General Education Core Course

3

-Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group B

3

Total Credit Hours: 60

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.

A graduate should be able to

  1. 1. Identify, understand, evaluate, and apply ethical reasoning and ethical considerations involved in filmmaking.
  2. 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. 3. Demonstrate an understanding of the critical theories and concepts used in film.
  4. 4. Understand the history of the medium of film and its language, aesthetics, and technology.