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Film Studies

Associate in Arts Degree

The Associate of Arts in Film Studies is designed to prepare students to transfer to a baccalaureate program in film studies or film/video production. It covers a broad base of film and theater fundamentals in both lecture and production-style learning environments.

Major Core Requirements (21 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
THEA005AIntroduction to Film/Video Production3 units
THEA006AWriting for Film and Television3 units
THEA007AActing for Film and Television3 units
THEA014ASurvey of Film: Horror and Science Fiction3 units
THEA014BSurvey of Film: Westerns and Musicals3 units
THEA014CSurvey of Film: Gangster and Detective Films3 units
THEA015Introduction to Film Studies3 units

Major Electives List A (3 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
THEA010Introduction to Theater3 units
THEA010HHonors Introduction to Theater3 units
THEA012Survey of Musical Theater3 units
THEA014DSurvey of Film: Superhero Cinema3 units
THEA014ESurvey of Film: The Star Wars Trilogies3 units
THEA016American Cinema3 units

Major Electives List B (3 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
ARTS004Art Appreciation3 units
ENGL041Literature and Film3 units
THEA002AIntroduction to Theatrical Design3 units
THEA005BFilm/Video Production II3 units
THEA007BActing/Directing for Film and Television3 units
THEA024Single Camera Production3 units
THEA040AActing One3 units
THEA044AMakeup for Stage & Screen3 units
THEA047AFundamentals of Costume Design3 units

Total Major Units: 27 units

To be awarded an Associate Degree, a student must:

  1. Achieve a grade of “C” or better in the major requirements.
  2. Completion of WVC, CSU-Breadth, or IGETC General Education patterns. Students whose goal is to obtain a bachelor’s degree should complete the CSU-Breadth or IGETC General Education pattern.
  3. Complete additional degree applicable units to meet the minimum 60-unit Associate Degree requirements.

Upon successful completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Apply film and theater terminology and language.
  • Demonstrate communication skills.
  • Demonstrate mechanical production skills.
  • Distinguish film and theater styles and historical periods.
  • Identify production components.
Last Updated 7/19/23