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

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

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


Total Credit Hours: 60

About the Visual Arts and Humanities Department 

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.

Honors Program Courses

If you qualify for the Honors Program, you may take honors versions  of some courses (such as ENG 101H , ENG 102H , etc.).

Graduation Requirements

See Academic Regulations for college-wide Graduation Requirements .

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Visual Arts Professional Degree Core Courses

The following courses make up the core for the Visual Arts Professional degree programs: ART 100  (satisfied by the Arts and Humanities general education requirement listed below), ART 106 , (satisfied by the Technology Requirement listed below), ART 250  and ART 275  (satisfied by the Area of Concentration requirement listed below). 

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

General Education Requirements: 21 credits

An approved list of general education courses can be found in the General Education and Diversity, Technology and Wellness Requirements  section of the catalog. Choose general education courses from the following topics:

English Composition: 6 credits

Arts and Humanities: 3 credits

Biological and Physical Sciences: 3 credits

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

Mathematics: 3 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.

Additional General Education Requirement: 3 credits

Area of Concentration: 39 credits

Required Courses: 25 credits

Technology Requirement: 3 credits

Electives: 5 credits

Students are recommended to consult with Visual Arts faculty when selecting electives.

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. 

Technology Requirement

Satisfied by ART 106 .

Wellness Requirement

Unless they are in a degree that is exempt, all students in associate degree programs must satisfy the Wellness 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:

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

This program aligns with the college’s core competencies.

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