Direct Transfer Agreement - Associate in Arts - DTA
Fall, Winter, Spring
Spokane Falls Community College
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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 to create a personal education plan customized to your needs. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals.
Need more details? Check out the degree worksheet for the AA-DTA degree and work with your advisor to make sure you’re ready to transfer in Film Studies.
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Film Studies AA-DTA map
Total Credits: 90
Suzie Heimbigner – Guided Pathway Specialist – Humanities
Suzie joined the staff at SFCC in July 2021. She brings over a decade of experience supporting student success, beginning her career with Spokane Virtual Learning (SVL), the online learning program of Spokane Public Schools. While with SVL, Suzie led a team of student support staff and was integral in the development of a multi-tiered intervention structure focused on student achievement. Suzie holds a B.S. in Secondary Education from the University of Idaho.
Suzie is happy to serve as the Curriculum Advisor and point of contact for students in the Humanities Pathway.
Linda Beane-Boose, Dean of Humanities at SFCC since 2016, has enjoyed a career in higher education which spans thirty years, including positions as director of faculty development, founding director of academic service-learning, and founding director of language services for the Center for International Education at St. Norbert College, De Pere, Wisconsin. She has experience in faculty development and mentorship, pedagogical innovation, enhancing institutional mission, accreditation, and administration. Linda has held leadership positions in the Professional and Organizational Development Network for Higher Education which focuses on faculty development. She completed a BA from the College of Wooster before earning her Ph.D. in French Literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Linda’s favorite thing about being dean is working together with dedicated faculty and staff to advance the mission of SFCC. She loves collaborating with others to better serve students, faculty, and the community. In her spare time, Linda enjoys cooking, gardening, wine tasting, cross-training, and biking, hiking and cross-country skiing in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Irv Broughton has taught at SFCC since 1976. Previously he taught in the School of Communication at the University of Washington. He is a practicing filmmaker and three-time winner of the Northwest Film and Video Festival. He has written several screenplays and books of fiction, non-fiction, anthology and poetry. He holds BA and MA degrees from Florida State and an MA in creative writing from Hollins College. Broughton is also a former collegiate basketball player.
Alex Dew – Photography, Filmmaking, and Film Studies Instructor
Alex Dew teaches digital filmmaking and film studies courses and has previously taught composition and pop culture courses at the Falls since 2020. She absolutely loves teaching at the Falls and sharing her passion for film with such a vibrant, diverse group of students. Alex has a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an M.F.A. in Film Production from the American Film Institute, and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing - Nonfiction from Eastern Washington University. She worked in the film industry prior to beginning her teaching career. She has published work on Salon.com, where her essay received the Best of 2020 designation. Alex came to Spokane from Southern California in 2017 and has fallen in love with the natural beauty and the kindness of the people who live here.
Mary Hyatt began teaching at SFCC during 1970. She specializes in teaching film courses on campus and online. Her special interests are teaching classes about great directors and international cinema. Her major goal for students is "to use their writer’s voice, expressing their reactions to the films they view, using organized/clear ideas that are supported with specific detail."
A proud community college graduate, Barbara Williamson received an AA degree and later earned a BA and an MA in English at the University of Nevada. After receiving her degrees, she taught at UNR and surrounding community colleges. She went on to earn a PhD in English at the University of Nebraska. After teaching at UNL, she joined SFCC faculty. She teaches American literature, as well as film, women's literature, introduction to literature and composition.
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