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Film / Media Concentration

FALL 2021: Some Communication and Film/Media classes will be taught through Blackboard with enhanced learning from a variety of other creative, educational and social platforms.

Students will NEED the following technologies: 

  • Computer (PC/Mac) with a strong internet connection
  • Webcam and microphone (built-in or external)
  • Ability to record audio and video (for COMM 1100, Public Speaking)

The associate degree in Communication and Film/Media with a concentration in Film/Media provides students with an education in the film and media disciplines.

Students graduating in this program receive an Associate of Arts degree and are prepared to enter the workforce.

OUTCOMES:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of and ability to design and complete the development, production, and distribution phases of content creation
  2. Communicate visually and/or aurally an idea, emotion or story using fictional narrative, documentary narrative, and experimental forms
  3. Operate film/media cameras, sound, and lighting equipment on a remote or studio shoot; use and apply principles of editing and post production-techniques
  4. Understand film/media's greater role in a global context and discuss major historical developments that have influenced it from its birth to present
  5. Demonstrate critical thinking and aesthetic judgment skills, both verbally and in writing, in the analysis of film/media as an art form and entertainment medium

Recommended Course Sequences from Pathway:
Communication | Film/Media

Major Core Requirements
COURSE NO. COURSE TITLE COURSE NOTES CREDITS
COMM 1005 Careers in Communication and Film   1
COMM 1000 Foundations of Video and Audio Production   4
COMM 1010 Communication Fundamentals   3
COMM 1400 Social Media Communication   3
COMM 2000 Media Writing   3
COMM 2490 Field Experience   2
COMM 2500 Portfolio Capstone
  2
TOTAL CREDITS 18
Film/ Media Concentration
COURSE NO. COURSE TITLE COURSE NOTES CREDITS
COMM 2100 Studio Production   3
COMM 2200 Documentary Production   3
COMM 2300 Video and Media Editing   3
COMM 2310 Sound Design and Production   3
FILM 2204 History of Film I   3
ENGL 1210 Introduction to Film   3
ENGL 2310 Introduction to Screenwriting   3
Elective COMM 2350 or FILM 2205 Recommended: COMM 2350 Motion Graphics 3
TOTAL CREDITS 24
General Education
COURSE NO. COURSE TITLE COURSE NOTES CREDITS
ENGL 1010 Composition I   3
LITERATURE Recommended: ENGL 1210
Introduction to Literature
3
HUMANITIES Recommended: MUSC 1100
Jazz History
3
HUMANITIES Recommended: PHIL 2030
Ethics
3
MATH Recommended: MATH 1139
Math for Liberal Arts
3
SOCIAL SCI Recommended: SOCS 1010
General Sociology
3
HISTORY Recommended: HIST 1010 or 1020
Survey of Western Civilization I or II
3
TOTAL CREDITS 21

Total Sequence Credits: 63