Film Studies (AAFS)

Associate in Arts

This associate degree program introduces students 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 (the arrangement of scenery and stage properties in a play),
  • 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.

This is a high skill and high wage program as defined by the Michigan Community College Network.

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2021-2022 Academic Requirements

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.

, as defined by the Michigan Community College Network.

Division
Humanities, Social & Behav Sci
Department
Communications, Media &Theatre
Advisors
Allison Fournier
First Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
COM 130   Introduction to Mass Communication 3
FLM 120   Introduction to Film 3
Elective   Math Elective(s) 3
Elective   Nat. Sci. Elective(s) 3
ENG 111   Composition I 4
Total 16
Second Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
COM 101   Fundamentals of Speaking 3
ENG 226   Composition II 3
FLM 160   American Film 3
VID 105   Foundations in Digital Video I 4
  Elective(s) to reach a minimum 60 credits 4
Total 17
Third Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
COM 150   Introduction to Radio Production 3
FLM 150   International Cinema 3
Elective   Nat. Sci. Lab Elective(s) 3
Elective   Soc. Sci. Elective(s) 1 3
Total 12
Fourth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
FLM 185   The Horror Film 3
FLM 220   Great Directors 3
Elective   Soc. Sci. Elective(s) 2 3
Elective   Elective(s) to reach a minimum of 60 credits 6
Total 15

Total Credits Required
60