Associate in Arts in Film

The Associate of Arts in Film degree is intended for students seeking transfer to university. Students acquire the aesthetic and technical skills to work individually or as part of a team. Students obtain general education core requirements for university transfer. Students are encouraged to begin working with a film program adviser their first semester.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Use current technologies to create media and film.
  • Express themselves through the vocabulary of film.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of structure and storytelling in film, from idea to script to production
  • Apply written and communication skills in research-based inquiry.
  • Analyze how film elicits emotional and intellectual responses and how those responses impact society.

Class Requirements


Communications (9 hrs.)

ENGL 111         Composition and Rhetoric (3)

ENGL 112         Composition and Literature (3)

SPCH 111         Public Speaking (3)

Mathematics (3 hrs. min.)

MATH 119        Applications of Mathematics for Nonscience majors (3) [or] higher

Laboratory Science (8 hrs.)

Social/Behavioral Sciences (9 hrs.)

Humanities and Fine Arts (9 hrs.)

FILM 155         Film History (3)

FILM 200         Media and the Environment (3)


Any state approved Area V class (3)

Health and Wellness (1 hr.)

FILM 140L       Film Crew I Lab (1) ♥


FILM 130         Video Production I (3)

FILM 131         Digital Video Editing I (3)

FILM 140         Film Crew I (4)

FILM 145         Performance for Film and Media (3)


DRAM 160       Acting I (3)

FILM 160         Film Theory and Criticism (3)

FILM 175         Screenwriting I (3)


Choose from the following;

ANY FILM or MART class

Six credit hours of the A.A. and 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)

NOTE: See First-Year Student Success Course Requirement on Page 8.


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