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Film Studies (AAFS)

Associate in Arts Degree

Description

In this program, students will be introduced to film as a medium of artistic expression and persuasion. Students will critically study motion pictures covering a variety of eras, cultures and genres. They will be introduced to the various elements of the creative process involved in film making such as narrative, acting, mise-en-scene, editing, cinematography and sound. Students will develop the skills necessary to critically and technically evaluate one of the most dynamic and influential art forms of the past 100 years.

Contact Information

Division
Humanities, Social & Behav Sci
Department
Humanities Dept
Advisors
Allison Fouriner

Requirements

First Semester
Class Title Credits
COM 130 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
HUM 120 Introduction to Film 3
Elective(s) Math 4
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 3
Elective(s) Writing 4
Total 17
Second Semester
Class Title Credits
HUM 160 American Film 3
Elective(s) Computer and Information Literacy 3
Elective(s) Speech 3
Elective(s) Writing 3
Select one of the following courses: COM 150, ENG 115 or VID 105. * 3 - 4
Total 15 - 16
Third Semester
Class Title Credits
HUM 150 or International Cinema
HUM 185 The Horror Film 3
Elective(s) Natural Sciences 4
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 3
Select one of the following courses: COM 150, ENG 115 or VID 105. * 3 - 4
Total 13 - 14
Fourth Semester
Class Title Credits
HUM 220 Great Directors 3
HUM 221 Film and Representation 3
Open electives to reach a minimum of 60 credits ** 9 - 10
Total 15 - 16
Total Credits Required
60 - 63

Footnotes

*Do not select the same course twice.
** Students following the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) should complete a second natural science course.

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