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Cinema is not only an art form, it’s a thriving industry. If you’re interested in working in film, media or TV production, this program could help put your career in focus.

In this program, you’ll explore the technical, visual, social, cultural and historical elements of film. You’ll learn production techniques—like storyboards, camera shots, editing and sound—  and the art of telling a story through a lens. Courses explore historical classics, current cinema, documentaries and international films.

Whether you want to operate a news camera or produce big-screen movies, this program is a place to start for future career opportunities in the field.

You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point in creating your own personal education plan, customized to your needs and goals.

Program Map for Direct Transfer Agreement - Associate in Arts

Choose program map:

Total Credits: 90 - 93

First Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
FILM 141
Introduction to Film
5
Choose one from:
CMST& 101
Introduction to Communication
5
ENGL& 101
English Composition I
5
Choose one from:
HUM 107
Introduction to Cultural Studies
5
HUM& 101
Introduction to Humanities
5
PHIL 110
Introduction to Ethics
5
PHIL 220
Philosophy of Religion
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Second Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
FILM 222
American Film Classics
5
Choose one from:
CMST& 101
Introduction to Communication
5
ENGL& 101
English Composition I
5
Choose one from:
HIST& 137
US History 2
5
POLS 125
Introduction to Global Issues
5
POLS& 202
American Government
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Third Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
FILM 224
Contemporary Global Cinema
5
Choose one from:
MATH& 107
Math in Society
5
MATH& 146
Introduction to Statistics
5
PHIL& 120
Symbolic Logic
5
Choose one from:
CMST 227
Intercultural Communication
5
ENGL 247
American Multicultural Literature
5
ENGL 259
African American Literature
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Fourth Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
Choose one from:
FILM 221
Great Film Directors
5
FILM 225
Independent Film
5
Choose one from:
ANTH& 205
Biological Anthropology
5
ASTR& 100
Survey of Astronomy
5
BIOL 107
Dinosaur Paleontology
5
Choose one from:
SOC 221
Race and Ethnic Relations
5
SOC 230
Sociology of Gender
5
SOC& 201
Social Problems
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Fifth Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
Choose one from:
HLTH 101
Health and Wellness
3
HLTH 104
Stress Management
3
HLTH 174
First Aid
3
Choose one from:
BIOL 100
Environmental Biology
5
ENVS& 101
Intro to Environmental Science
5
GEOL& 101
Intro to Physical Geology
5
Choose one from:
ANTH& 206
Cultural Anthropology
5
ECON 100
Fundamentals of Economics
5
PSYC& 100
General Psychology
5
Choose one from:
DRMA 106
Theatre Production
2
PE 187
Cross Training
2
PHOTO 101
Introduction to Photography
5
Total Credits
 
15 - 18
 

Sixth Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
FILM 236
The Documentary Film
5
Choose one from:
ART 105
Color and Design
5
MUSC 108
Music and Cinema
5
PHOTO 126
Digital Photography
5
PHOTO 237
Documentary Storytelling
5
Choose one from:
MATH& 107
Math in Society
5
MATH& 146
Introduction to Statistics
5
PHIL& 120
Symbolic Logic
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

You and your advisor will use the Program Map located on this page to create your own personal education plan, customized to you interests and goals, your starting quarter, your schedule (part-time or full-time), any prior credits you have, and the classes available each quarter.
To see an up-to-date list of required classes for your degree/certificate, click here for AA/AS/DTA degrees , click here for AFA/AAS degrees and certificates.

  • Tuition

  • Resident

    $
  • Non-Resident

    $
  • International

    $
  • Max. Books

    $
  • Max. Course Fees

    $
  • Institutional Fees

    $

  • Mary Hyatt
    Mary Hyatt
    Speech
    B.A., M.A., Whitworth College; additional study: California State University—Fullerton, American Film Institute/Director Guild of America
    Mary.Hyatt@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3593
  • Irv Broughton
    Irv Broughton
    English
    B.A., M.A., Florida State University; M.A., Hollins College; additional study: University of Virginia
    Irv.Broughton@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3824
  • Suzie Heimbigner
    Suzie Heimbigner
    Curriculum Advisor
    Suzie.Heimbigner@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3403

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