Dec 01, 2023
Title of Major: Arts and Sciences - Film Studies (A.A.)
Award: Associate of Arts degree, A.A.
Total Credit Hours: 60
About the Film Studies Program
Purpose: For students interested in pursuing professional training, transferring to a four-year institution or gaining personal enrichment by concentrating in film study.
Planning Tool: Two-Year Sequence of Courses
Arts and Sciences Transfer Program Core Course Requirements
The Program Requirements for this degree are simultaneously satisfied by three of General Education Requirements listed below: (1) the Communications Arts and Humanities general education requirement, (2) the Sophomore Literature Arts and Humanities general education requirement, and (3) one of the History Social and Behavioral Sciences general education requirement courses (HIS 111 or HIS 112 or HIS 211 or HIS 212 ).
English Composition: 6 credits
Arts and Humanities: 6 credits
Social and Behavioral Sciences: 6 credits
Additional General Education Requirements: 3 credits
Area of Concentration 29 credits
Required Courses: 18 credits
Choose one of the following: 3 credits
Technology Requirement: 3 credits
Electives: 5 credits
Recommend students check on transfer institution’s requirements. No more than 3 credits of physical activity courses may be used as elective.
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 this program, students will be able to:
- Communicate complex ideas and information through writing, speaking, presenting, and using technology.
- Locate, organize, and analyze information from multiple sources in order to develop informed, reasoned, and substantiated arguments.
- Explain the value of tradition, innovation, and creativity in understanding and participating in expression through film.
- Apply mathematical skills, critical analysis, and logical thinking to solve problems and interpret quantitative information.
- Discuss social diversity and the ways in which cultural values are historically and socially situated.
- Produce and refine audio and visual components of timed media through the use of current production technology.
- Analyze the form and content of timed media and express it in writing.
- Discuss the aesthetic and cultural history of timed media.
This program aligns with all the college’s core competencies.
Students may wish to also review requirements for the related majors or programs linked below.
Transferring Credits to Maryland Public Four-Year Schools
Maryland public four-year colleges and universities accept a minimum of 60 and as many as 70 credits earned toward an associate degree from a Maryland public community college. Students planning to transfer should consult with an AACC academic and transfer advisor; and are advised to obtain permission from the four-year college or university when planning to transfer credits beyond the minimum degree requirements at AACC. More than 70 credits earned at AACC may be transferred if outlined within an established transfer agreement. Current transfer agreements can be found on the AACC Transfer Partners webpage.
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