Jun 29, 2022
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.
Planning Tool: Two-Year Sequence of Courses
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.
English Composition: 6 credits
Arts and Humanities: 3 credits
Additional General Education Requirement: 3 credits
Area of Concentration: 39 credits
Required Courses: 25 credits
Technology Requirement: 3 credits
Choose two courses from the following: 6 credits
Electives: 5 credits
Students are recommended to consult with Visual Arts faculty when selecting electives.
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.
Satisfied by ART 106 .
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.
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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