Cinema, A.F.A.

Associate of Fine Arts

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
ART 160 Film Production I 3
Choose One
CST 115 Small Group Communication 3
CST 126 Interpersonal Communication 3
CST 151 Film Appreciation I 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
SDV 101 Orientation to (a Specific Discipline) 1
1 Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
Total 16
2nd Semester
ENG 112 College Composition II 3
CST 120 Screenwriting 3
CST 140 Acting for the Camera 3
CST 152 Film Appreciation II 3
CST 198 Seminar and Project: Portfolio 1
2MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Total 16
3rd Semester
3ART Elective 3
ART 161 Film Production II 3
CST 250 The Art of the Film 3
PHT 274 Digital Film Editing and Post Production 3
4 Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4
Total 16
4th Semester
5ART Elective 3
5CST Elective 3
6ENG 2-- - Literature Elective 3
CST 270 Film Directing 3
CST 290 Coordinated Internship 3
CST 298 Seminar and Project [Portfolio] 3
Total 15
Total credits for the Associate of Fine Arts = 63
Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ART
160
3
Choose One
CST
115
3
CST
126
3
CST
151
3
ENG
111
3
SDV
101
1
Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective
1
3
Total 16
2nd Semester
ENG
112
3
CST
120
3
CST
140
3
CST
152
3
Seminar and Project: Portfolio
CST
198
1
2MTH
154
3
Total 16
3rd Semester
Elective
3ART
3
ART
161
3
CST
250
3
PHT
274
3
Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab
4
4
Total 16
4th Semester
Elective
5ART
3
Elective
5CST
3
2-- - Literature Elective
6ENG
3
CST
270
3
Coordinated Internship
CST
290
3
Seminar and Project [Portfolio]
CST
298
3
Total 15
Total credits for the Associate of 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 135, PLS 200, 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 physical and life science courses listed under General Education Electives. Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution..

5 May choose ART or CST Elective with Advisor approval. Select from ART 140, ART 150, CST 110, or CST 114.

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

 

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