Associate in Applied Science in Film

The AAS degree in Film is available in four concentrations: film production; screenwriting and film studies; documentary and environmental media, directing and performance; and multimedia journalism. Students acquire the aesthetic and technical skills to work individually or as part of a team in their area of focus.

NOTE: A.A.S. degrees are designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in specific occupations; they are not generally intended to transfer to four-year institutions.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Illustrate the relationship between film and other artistic mediums.
  • Express themselves through the vocabulary of film.
  • Demonstrate storytelling from idea to script to production using current technologies.
  • Design and model the collaborative process
    of filmmaking.
  • Demonstrate a broad understanding of the global impact of media.

Class Requirements

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: (23 HRS. MIN.)

Communications (6 hrs.)

ENGL 111         Composition and Rhetoric (3)

Any SPCH (3)

Mathematics (3 hrs. min.)

BSAD 112         Business Math (3)

[or]

MATH 119       Applications of Mathematics for Nonscience Majors (3) or Higher

Laboratory Science (4 hrs.)

Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 hrs.)

Humanities and Fine Arts (6 hrs.)

FILM 155         Film History (3) þ

FILM 200         Media and the Environment (3) S

The combined total of Social and Behavioral Sciences
and Humanities and Fine Arts areas should equal
9 credit hours.

Health and Wellness (1 hr.)

FILM 140L       Film Crew I Lab (1) ♥

 

CORE REQUIREMENTS: (16 HRS. MIN.)

FILM 130         Video Production I (3)

[or]

FILM 135         Girls Make Media (3)

[or]

FILM 136         Women Make Media (3)

FILM 131         Editing I (3)

FILM 140         Film Crew I (4)

FILM 160         Film Theory and Criticism (3)

FILM 175         Screenwriting I (3)

 

CONCENTRATION AREAS (24 HRS. MIN.)

Select one from the following concentrations:

 

FILM PRODUCTION CONCENTRATION: (25 HRS. MIN.)

CIP: 50.0602

Students choosing this concentration acquire the aesthetic and technical skills related to film  allowing them to work as part of a collaborative team in the film industry. Students will explore writing, directing, producing, and editing and focus on areas of study related to film industry jobs including accounting and payroll, production marketing, sewing and costume design, make-up, craft services, cinematography and sound. Students must work with an adviser to select related requirements.

 

CORE REQUIREMENTS: (13 HRS. MIN.)

FILM 141         Film Crew II (4)

FILM 230         Video Production II (3)

[or]

FILM 280         Digital Cinematography (3)

FILM 231         Editing II (3)

FILM 275         Screenwriting II (3)

RELATED REQUIREMENTS: (12 HRS. MIN.)

Choose from the following :

ACCT 111        Small Business Accounting (3)

ACCT 124        Payroll Accounting (3)

BSAD 119         Entrepreneurship – Planning and

Introduction (3)

BSAD 240         Principles of Marketing (3)

CULA 115        Culinary Fundamentals I (4)

CULA 244L      Off-Site Catering (1)

FASH 113         Production Sewing (3)

FASH 155         Costume Design for Film and Stage (3)

FILM 119         Beginning Make-Up Artistry (3)

FILM 180         Film Directing Workshop (3)

FILM 219         Advanced Make-Up Artistry (3)

FILM 232         Editing III (3)

FILM 236         Sound for Film (3)

FILM 239          Producing and Directing the Independent

Film (3)

FILM 240         Film Crew III (9)

FILM 241         Film Crew IV (9)

FILM 242         Film Crew V (9)

FILM 270         Film Crew Seminar (6)

FILM 281         Advanced Digital Cinematography (3)

FILM 298         Film Crew Internship (3)

MART 148       3-D Graphics and Animation (3)

MART 160       Audio Production I (3)

MART 180       Photoshop I (3)

MART 189       Copyright and Media (1)

MART 248       3-D Graphics and Animation II (3)

PHOT 111         Digital Photography I (3)

 

NOTE: Students must complete an application process for FILM 240, 241 and 242

 

DIRECTING AND PERFORMANCE CONCENTRATION

(25 hrs. min) CIP: 50.0602

Students will work in teams and learn the fundamental skills of script development, script breakdown, scene development, and character development required to be an artistic leader on a film set.

CORE REQUIREMENTS (15 hrs. min)

FILM 145         Performance for Film and Media I (3)

FILM 190         Directing I (3)

FILM 230         Video Production II (3)

FILM 245         Performance for Film and Media II (3)

FILM 290         Directing II (3)

RELATED REQUIREMENTS (10 hrs. min)

DRAM 160       Acting I (3)

FILM 141         Film Crew II (4)

FILM 239         Producing and Directing the

Independent Film (3)

FILM 240         Film Crew III (9)

FILM 270         Film Crew Seminar (.5 – 3)

 

DOCUMENTARY AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDIA CONCENTRATION (21 HRS. MIN) CIP: 50.0607

Students who choose this concentration will learn documentary filmmaking techniques and how they apply in the fields of ecology, anthropology and socio-political journalism. Students will develop techniques to explore socially conscious stories and learn skills to take on leadership roles in the emerging fields surrounding environmental journalism.

 

CORE REQUIREMENTS (12 hrs. min)

FILM 210         Documentary Film Production I (3)

FILM 211         Documentary Film Production II (3)

FILM 231         Editing II (3)

FILM 232         Editing III (3)

 

RELATED REQUIREMENTS (12 hrs. min)

Choose from the following:

ANTH 280        Anthropology and Film (3)

ENVR 111        Introduction to Sustainability (3) S

FILM 233         Editing IV (3)

FILM 236         Sound for Film (3)

FILM 240         Film Crew III (9)

FILM 241         Film Crew IV (9)

FILM 242         Film Crew V (9)

FILM 280         Digital Cinematography (3)

FILM 270         Film Crew Seminar (.5-3)

HUMS 191       Media and Culture (3)

LEGL 205         Entertainment, Media and the Law (3) þ

MART 160       Audio Production I (3)

MART 189       Copyright and Media (1)

PHIL 258          Environmental Ethics and
Sustainability (3) S

PSYC 210         Cultural Psychology (3) þ

SOCI 220          Social Problems (3) þ

 

MULTIMEDIA JOURNALISM CONCENTRATION

(21 HRS. MIN)                   CIP: 09.0402 (pending approval)

Students who choose this concentration acquire media literacy and computer technical skills with a broad understanding of global sustainability, socio- economic politics and ethical reporting related to broadcast journalism. Students will work individually or in a team production environment to learn writing, communication and reporting skills necessary for employment in the news reporting fields of radio, television, social media and Internet media.

 

CORE REQUIREMENTS (12 hrs. min)

FILM 132         Television Production (3)

FILM 166         Radio Journalism I (3)

FILM 215         Social Media and Global

Sustainability (3)

FILM 298         Internship (3)

 

RELATED REQUIREMENTS (9 hrs. min)

Choose from the following:

FILM 210         Documentary Production I (3)

FILM 211         Documentary Production II (3)

FILM 231         Editing II (3)

FILM 236         Sound for Film (3)

MART 127       Design by Nature (3)

MART 130       Web Design I (3)

MART 160       Audio Production I (3)

MART 189       Copyright and Media (1)

PHIL 258          Environmental Ethics and

Sustainability (3) S

PSYC 210         Cultural Psychology (3) þ

 

SCREENWRITING AND FILM STUDIES CONCENTRATION:

(21 HRS. MIN.)                                                     CIP: 50.0601

Students who choose this concentration will learn film history, media theory and criticism, genre, international and historical concepts of film and media. Students will learn the fundamentals necessary to write for film and media productions. Students will be able to work in the fields of writing and criticism, film festivals and theatrical distribution.

 

CORE REQUIREMENTS: (15 HRS. MIN.)

FILM 192         Independent Film (3) þ

FILM 195         Contemporary and Postmodern Film (3)

FILM 255         International Cinema (3) þ

FILM 275         Screenwriting II (3)

MART 170       Writing for Mass Media (3)

 

RELATED REQUIREMENTS: (9 HRS. MIN.)

Choose from the following:

ANTH 280        Anthropology and Film (3)

ENGL 210         Film and Literature (3)

FILM 231         Editing II (3)

FILM 236         Sound for Film (3)

FILM 239         Producing and Directing the Independent

Film (3)

FILM 250         International Horror Cinema (3) þ

FILM 265         Directing Performance for Film and

Media (3)

FILM 270         Film Crew Seminar (.5-3)

FILM 298         Internship (3)

HUMS 200       Media and Gender (3) þ

SPAN 288         Contemporary Latino Film (3)

Six credit hours of the A.A.A. and A.A.S. must come from an approved list of courses that satisfy the following requirements. These are not meant to be additional hours in the degree but are, instead, existing courses that satisfy the requirement and appear anywhere in the degree.

  • Cultural Perspectives (3 credit hours)
  • Sustainable Living (3 credit hours)

TOTAL 61 CREDITS MIN.