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Film and Media Production

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Film and Media Production is designed to help students develop the creative and technical skills needed to work in the competitive film and video industry. Students receive comprehensive training in the craft, process, and theory behind visual storytelling. The program uses the latest technologies and provides opportunities for students to develop their skills and professionalism with real world projects, both in the laboratory and on location. This program is focused on independent filmmaking with the spirit of entrepreneurship in the field. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Documentary Film Production is also available.

Details

Field of Interest
Visual and Performing Arts
Degree Type
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Academic Plan
Film and Media Production (DEG)
Academic Plan Code
3570
Total credits required
61-71
Effective Term
Spring 2023
Notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

What You'll Learn
  • Produce independent media using digital tools and technologies according to industry standards. (ART142, FMP105, FMP108, FMP114, FMP115, FMP/FMT117, FMP125, FMP134, FMP/FMT151, FMP204, FMP215, FMP260, FMP/FMT270, FMP275, FMT217, MUC122, [MA])
  • Synthesize principles of story, cinematography, sound, editing, and art in the development of film and media productions. (ART142, FMP105, FMP108, FMP111, FMP111AA, FMP114, FMP115, FMP/FMT117, FMP125, FMP134, FMP/FMT151, FMP170, FMP204, FMP211, FMP214AC, FMP215, FMP260, FMP/FMT270, FMP275, FMP/FMT294AC, FMT217, HUM/THF205, HUM/THF206, HUM/THF210, HUM211AA, HUM212, HUM213, MUC122, (CRE), [FYC])
  • Integrate critical thinking skills and knowledge of historical and current trends in film in the production of current and future work. (ART280AC, FMP108, FMP111, FMP111AA, FMP/FMT117, FMP125, FMP134, FMP/FMT151, FMP170, FMP208, FMP211, FMP215, FMP260, FMP/FMT270, FMP275, FMP/FMT294AC, HUM/THF205, HUM/THF206, HUM/THF210, HUM212, HUM213, (CRE), [FYC], [SG/SQ])
  • Employ industry standards for safety and set etiquette in a production environment. (ART142, FMP105, FMP108, FMP114, FMP115, FMP/FMT117, FMP125, FMP134, FMP/FMT151, FMP204, FMP215, FMP/FMT270, FMP275, FMP/FMT294AC, FMT217, MUC122)
  • Apply knowledge of industry roles and techniques for each stage of the production cycle, from development through distribution. (ART142, FMP105, FMP108, FMP114, FMP115, FMP/FMT117, FMP125, FMP134, FMP/FMT151, FMP170, FMP204, FMP215, FMP260, FMP/FMT270, FMP275,FMT217, MUC122, [MA])
  • Demonstrate collaboration and inclusivity to promote an ethical and diverse work environment. (ART142, FMP105, FMP108, FMP111, FMP111AA, FMP114, FMP115, FMP/FMT117, FMP125, FMP134, FMP/FMT151, FMP170, FMP204, FMP208, FMP211, FMP214AC, FMP215, FMP260, FMP275, FMP/FMT294AC, FMP/FMT270, FMT217, HUM/THF205, HUM/THF206, HUM/THF210, HUM211AA, HUM212, HUM213, MUC122, (COM), (CRE), [FYC], [SB])
  • Demonstrate qualifications and experience as a competitive film and media industry professional in written and oral communication. (ART280AC, FMP134, FMP170, FMP208, FMP214AC, FMP260, FMP/FMT270, FMP275, FMP/FMT294AC, (COM), [FYC])
  • Apply relevant knowledge, skills, and habits of mind to seek career opportunities in the field. (FYE101, FYE103)
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:10-12
FMP108Video Production3
FMP114Audio Production3
FMP115Introduction to Editing for Media3
 
FYE101Introduction to College, Career and Personal Success (1) OR
FYE103Exploration of College, Career and Personal Success (3)1-3
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:25-31
In addition to completing the Required Courses, students must select one (1) of the following specializations:
 
Specialization 1: Film and Media Production
 
Film and Media Production Core Credits:18
MUC122Sound Design I3
FMP105Studio Production3
 
FMP111Screenwriting I (3) OR
FMP111AAScripting for the Media (3)3
 
FMP/FMT117Introduction to Cinematography3
FMP134Pre-Production for Film and Media3
 
FMP208Production Company Management (3) OR
FMP260Film and Media Producing and Financing (3)3
 
Film and Media Production Related Area - Credits:12-13
Complete two (2) production courses for a total of six (6) credits from the following list of options. (Note: Students planning to take FMT217 as their Capstone/Internship course should select FMP204):
ART142Introduction to Digital Photography3
FMP/FMT151TV and New Media Production3
FMP204Advanced Video Production3
FMP215Digital Video Effects3
 
Complete one (1) Humanities Film course for a total of three (3) credits from the following:
HUM/THF206Introduction to Television Arts3
HUM/THF210Contemporary Cinema3
HUM211AAForeign Films: Classics3
HUM212Documentary Film3
HUM213Hispanic Film3
 
Complete one (1) Capstone/Internship course for a total of 3-4 credits based on career goals:
ART280ACDigital Media Arts and Design Capstone3
FMP211Screenwriting II3
FMP214ACVideo Production Internship3
FMP/FMT270Documentaries for Social Change4
FMP275Advanced Portfolio Production4
FMT217Advanced Cinematography3
 
Specialization 2: Documentary Film Production
 
Documentary Film Production Core - Credits:19
ART142Introduction to Digital Photography3
FMP125Podcasting3
FMP111AAScripting for the Media3
FMP204Advanced Video Production3
FMP/FMT270Documentaries for Social Change4
 
FMP170Introduction to Documentary Filmmaking (3) OR
HUM212Documentary Film (3)3
 
Documentary Film Production Related Area - Credits:6
In consultation with Advisor or Program Director, choose two (2) courses for a total of six (6) credits:
FMP/FMT117Introduction to Cinematography3
FMP208Production Company Management3
FMP260Film and Media Producing and Financing3
FMP/FMT294ACSpecial Topics in Motion Picture, Television, Documentary, and New Media Production3
Free Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:0-4
Students must complete zero (0) to to four (4) additional credits to complete the minimum total program credits required for this degree.
General education requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 22-28
 
General Education CoreCredits: 12-18
 
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3)6
 
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
COM225Public Speaking (3) OR
COM230Small Group Communication (3)3
 
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
equivalent as indicated by assessment
 
MathematicsCredits: 3-6
Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area.3-6
 
Students who want to transfer to university recommend the following:
MAT140College Mathematics (5) OR
MAT141College Mathematics (4) OR
MAT142College Mathematics (3) OR
MAT145College Mathematics with Review (5) OR
MAT146College Mathematics with Review (6)3-6
 
General Education DistributionCredits: 10
 
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
HUM/THF205Introduction to Cinema3
 
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Social-Behavioral Sciences area.
Recommended: PSY101 Introduction to Psychology3
 
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area.4

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