Cinema, A.F.A.

Associate in Fine Arts
Campuses: Alexandria, Woodbridge

This curriculum is designed for individuals who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree program in the Visual Arts with a major in cinema, film, or media production.

Transfer Information

Since four-year colleges can vary in their course and GPA requirements for the business major, please consult your Cinema, AFA Academic Advisor regarding specific requirements and course selection.

Recommended Preparation Information

Satisfactory completion of the following high school units or equivalent: 4 units of English; 2 units of mathematics (algebra and geometry); 1 unit of laboratory science; and 1 unit of social studies.

Course Curriculum

Below is a table that shows the courses needed to satisfy this program. Please speak with an advisor to ensure you meet your program requirements.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
CST 120 Screenwriting 3
Choose One
CST 115 Small Group Communication 3
CST 126 Interpersonal Communication
CST 151 Film Appreciation I 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
SDV 101 Orientation to (a Specific Discipline) 1
1 Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Total 16
2nd Semester
ART 160 Film Production I 3
CST 198 Seminar and Project: Portfolio 1
CST 250 The Art of the Film 3
CST 270 Film Directing 3
ENG 112 College Composition II 3
2MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Total 16
3rd Semester
3ART Elective 3
ART 161 Film Production II 3
CST 152 Film Appreciation II 3
4 Physical or Life Science Elective w/ Lab 4
PHT 274 Digital Film Editing and Post Production 3
Total 16
4th Semester
5ART or CST Elective 3
6ENG 200 level Literature Elective 3
Choose One
CST 140 Acting for the Camera 3
7ART Elective
CST 290 Coordinated Internship 3
CST 298 Seminar and Project: Portfolio 3
Total 15
Total credits for the Associate in Fine Arts = 63
Two Years Credits
1st Semester
CST
120
3
Choose One
CST
115
3
CST
126
Film Appreciation I
CST
151
3
ENG
111
3
Orientation to (a Specific Discipline)
SDV
101
1
Social/Behavioral Science Elective
1
3
Total 16
2nd Semester
ART
160
3
Seminar and Project: Portfolio
CST
198
1
CST
250
3
Film Directing
CST
270
3
ENG
112
3
2MTH
154
3
Total 16
3rd Semester
Elective
3ART
3
ART
161
3
Film Appreciation II
CST
152
3
Physical or Life Science Elective w/ Lab
4
4
Digital Film Editing and Post Production
PHT
274
3
Total 16
4th Semester
Elective
5ART or CST
3
level Literature Elective
6ENG
200
3
Choose One
CST
140
3
Elective
7ART
Coordinated Internship
CST
290
3
Seminar and Project: Portfolio
CST
298
3
Total 15
Total credits for the Associate in Fine Arts = 63

1 May choose Social/Behavioral Science Elective with Advisor approval from the following courses: 3 from this list-strongly recommended: ECO 201, ECO 202, GEO 200, GEO 210, GEO 220, HIS 101, HIS 102, HIS 112, HIS 121, HIS 122, PLS 120, PLS 135, PLS 211, PLS 241, PSY 200, PSY 230, SOC 200, SOC 211, or SOC 212.

2 May substitute any higher-level mathematics course. See transfer institution requirements.

3 May choose ART Elective with Advisor approval for maximum transferability.

4 See biology, chemistry, ENV 121-ENV 122, physics, geology, or natural science courses with a lab component, listed under General Education Electives. Some four-year colleges require a two-semester sequence. Select with Advisor approval for maximum transferability.

5 May choose ART or CST Elective with Advisor approval. Select from ART 140, ART 270, CST 110, CST 114, CST 140, or CST 245.

6 May choose ENG Literature Elective with Advisor approval for maximum transferability.

7 May choose ART Elective with Advisor approval for maximum transferability. Students wishing to enroll in ART 270  should enroll in ART 140.

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