2017-2018 Program Requirements for AAFS

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 Fournier

Requirements

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First Semester
Class   Title Minimum 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 Minimum Credits
HUM 160   American Film 3
Elective(s)   Computer and Information Literacy 3
Elective(s)   Speech 3
Elective(s)   Writing 3
COM 150 or Introduction to Radio Production *  
VID 105   Foundations in Digital Video I * 3 - 4
Total 15 - 16
Third Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
HUM 150 or International Cinema  
HUM 185   The Horror Film 3
Elective(s)   Natural Sciences 4
Elective(s)   Social and Behavioral Science 3
COM 150 or Introduction to Radio Production *  
VID 105   Foundations in Digital Video I * 3 - 4
Total 13 - 14
Fourth Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
HUM 220   Great Directors 3
HUM 221   Film and Representation 3
    Add a second Nat. Sci. Elective(s) course from a different discipline ** 3 - 4
    Open electives to reach a minimum of 60 credits 5 - 6
Total 14 - 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.