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Media Production - Visual Arts Professional (A.A.S.)

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Title of Major: Visual Arts Professional - Media Production, A.A.S.

Award: Associate of Applied Science degree, A.A.S.


Total Credit Hours: 60

Visual Arts and Humanities

Purpose:  Designed for students who wish to gain skills that will better prepare them to work in the video and film industry. Students will develop basic skills in the production and post-production of time-based media. With a focus mainly on digital video, students will get first-hand experience developing, making, and editing original footage.

This program is not specifically designed for transfer to a four year institution. Should a student wish to transfer using this degree it is strongly recommended that the student consult with a transfer advisor and the department video coordinator to ensure an efficient transfer. Students may also wish to consider the Visual Arts Transfer AA degree or the Video Production Certificate.

Additional Degree Requirements

A grade of C or better is required in each Visual Arts Professional program course requirement.

Graduation Requirements

See Academic Regulations for college-wide Graduation Requirements .

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General Education Requirements: 21-27 credits

An approved list of general education courses can be found in the General Education Requirements and degree program required courses  section of the catalog. Choose general education courses from the following topics:

English: 3-6 credits

Arts and Humanities: 3 credits

  • 3 credit hours
  • This course simultaneously satisfies the Arts and Humanities General Education requirement and one of the Program Requirements for this degree.

Biological and Physical Sciences: 3 - 4 credits

A science lab is acceptable. See Biological and Physical Science General Education Requirements   for a list of approved courses.

Biological and Physical Sciences, Computer Technology or Mathematics: 3-4 credits

See General Education Requirements and degree program required courses  for a list of approved courses.

Health/Fitness/Wellness: 3 credits

See Health/Fitness/Wellness  for a list of approved courses.

Mathematics: 3 - 4 credits

See General Education Mathematics Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 credits

See General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences Requirements for a list of approved courses.

Program Requirements: 10 credits

Students must complete all of these courses with a grade of C or better.

Area of Concentration: 26-32 credits

Required Courses: 21 credits

Art Electives: 3-9 credits

Recommend students consult with Visual Arts faculty when selecting electives.

Electives: 0-2 credits

Computer Competency Requirement

ART 106  meets this requirement.

Diversity Requirement

All students in associate degree programs must satisfy the diversity requirement.  In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Media Production Area of Concentration, students will be able to:

  • Create storyboards, use video equipment, and organize shoots and video crew;
  • Create, mix, and edit images, sounds, and video into presentation for various genres;
  • Develop skills in using digital video as a medium for storytelling;
  • Produce analysis and criticism of films;
  • Analyze the relationship between film and culture;
  • Apply various critical methodologies to interpret films;
  • Discuss history of film and film industry.

This program aligns with the college’s core competencies.

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