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University Transfer Program
60–70 transferable units

California State University
University of California
Independent Colleges and Universities

Program Overview

Our Film program specializes in film and media studies, film history and criticism, and the new global media culture. Individuals may obtain an A.A. in Film, which trains them in the history, theory and craft of diverse styles of film art. Many graduates continue their education at a four-year university, majoring in subjects such as film, television, digital media or theater.

Program Requirements

Major Requirements
Required Core Courses: 15 units Units
FILM 100 Introduction to Film 3 units
FILM 120 Film History I 4 units
FILM 121 Film History II 4 units
FILM 215 Film and New Digital Media 4 units
Required Selective Courses: 3 courses for a total of 9-12 units Units
DGME 100 Media in Society 3 units
DGME 113 Digital Video Production 3 units
DGME 118 Digital Audio Production 3 units
ENGL 161 Creative Writing I 3 units
ENGL 162 Creative Writing II 3 units
ENGL 163 Creative Writing III 3 units
ETHN 288 African-American Cinema 3 units
ETHN 585 Ethnicity in Cinema 3 units
FILM 122 Film History Focus 4 units
FILM 123 Documentary Film: Studies and Practice 4 units
FILM 130 Film Directors 4 units
FILM 135 Film Genres 4 units
FILM 140 Contemporary World Cinema 4 units
FILM 145 Watching Quality Television 4 units
FILM 153 Screenwriting 3 units
FILM 154 Expanded Scriptwriting Skills 3 units
FILM 200 Film in Focus 4 units
Total Required Major Units: 24 - 27

And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum 60 units required for the Associate degree.

Please refer to the AA/AS Degree Requirements for more information.