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Motion Picture, Television, and New Media Production

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Motion Picture, Television, and New Media Production program is designed for students who plan to pursue a career in the motion picture, television, and new media industry. Students receive hands-on production training and industry exposure in a fine arts learning environment in one or more areas of specialization, which include screenwriting, motion picture production, and editing. Certificates of Completion (CCL) in Screenwriting, Motion Picture Production, and Editing are also available.

Details

Details iconImportant information you’ll need when applying for admission:
Field of Interest
Visual and Performing Arts
Type
Associate Degree
Academic Plan
Motion Picture, Television, and New Media Production (DEG)
Academic Plan Code
3572
Total Credits Required
60-72
Catalog Year
2020-2021
What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Produce cinematic works using film and digital media tools and technologies according to industry standards.
  2. Integrate principles of story, cinematography, and editing theory in the development, production, and post-production of cinematic works.
  3. Synthesize principles of historical and current film genres, styles, and movements in the development and creation of cinematic works.
  4. Employ industry standards for safety and set etiquette in a production environment.
  5. Apply knowledge of industry roles and techniques for each stage of the production cycle, from development through distribution.
  6. Demonstrate collaboration and inclusivity to promote an ethical and diverse work environment.
  7. Demonstrate qualifications and experience as a competitive film and media industry professional in written and oral communication.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this degree may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Film

$51,330

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.
Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Consult with your faculty mentor or academic advisor to determine educational requirements, including possible university transfer options, for your chosen career field.

Pathway Map Options

There are multiple options available for this pathway map. These options vary depending on the locations, partners, and available tracks of the program.

These pathway map options may share some common coursework. To explore what additional coursework may be required, select your desired option from the list below. Once selected, the list of courses and any associated details will be automatically updated.

Additional courses that are specific to your selected option will be highlighted with a blue border. Depending on your selected option, the blue bordered courses may replace the gray bordered courses found in the other options.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
FMT107 Career Pathways in the Media Critical course Gateway course HU 3
FMT100 Introduction to Production 3
FMT121 Story Theory for Film, Television and Media Critical course 3
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL Critical course FYC 3
Mathematics Mathematics Area Critical course Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area;
MAT14+ recommended for students who want to transfer to a university
3–6
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
FMT134 16mm Film Workshop: Pre-Production 3
FMT135 16mm Film Workshop: Production 3
FMT136 16mm Film Workshop: Post-Production 3
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking OR Equivalent as indicated by assessment L 0–3
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication SB or L 3
Specialization Specialization Coursework 0–4

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SG or
SQ
Natural Sciences General or Natural Sciences Quantitative SG or SQ 4
Specialization Specialization Coursework 0–4
Specialization Specialization Coursework 0–4
Specialization Specialization Coursework 0–4
Specialization Specialization Coursework 0–4

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HUM/THF205 Introduction to Cinema HU 3
SB Social & Behavioral Sciences SB 3
Specialization Specialization Coursework 0–4
Specialization Specialization Coursework 0–4
Specialization Specialization Coursework 0–4
Specialization Specialization Coursework 0–4

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
FMT100 Introduction to Production 3
Mathematics Mathematics Area Critical course Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area;
MAT14+ recommended for students who want to transfer to a university
3–6
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
FMT107 or
FMT121
Career Pathways in the Media or Story Theory for Film, Television and Media Critical course Gateway course Take FMT121 for Screenwriting Specialization;
Take FMT107 for Motion Picture Production Specialization;
Take FMT121 for Editing Specialization
HU 3
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL Critical course FYC 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking OR Equivalent as indicated by assessment L 0–3
FMT121 or
FMT107
Story Theory for Film, Television and Media or Career Pathways in the Media Critical course Take FMT107 for Screenwriting Specialization;
Take FMT121 for Motion Picture Production Specialization;
Take FMT107 for Editing Specialization
HU 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
FMT134 16mm Film Workshop: Pre-Production 3
FMT135 16mm Film Workshop: Production 3
FMT136 16mm Film Workshop: Post-Production 3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication SB or L 3
HUM/THF205 Introduction to Cinema HU 3

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
Specialization Specialization Coursework 0–4
Specialization Specialization Coursework 0–4

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SG or
SQ
Natural Sciences General or Natural Sciences Quantitative SG or SQ 4
Specialization Specialization Coursework 0–4

Term 8

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 8
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SB Social & Behavioral Sciences SB 3
Specialization Specialization Coursework 0–4
Specialization Specialization Coursework 0–4

Term 9

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 9
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
Specialization Specialization Coursework 0–4
Specialization Specialization Coursework 0–4

Term 10

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 10
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
Specialization Specialization Coursework 0–4
Specialization Specialization Coursework 0–4

Pathway Map Option Details

No pathway map option has been selected. Please select from the pathway map options listed above.

Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Associate in Applied Science in Motion Picture, Television, and New Media Production (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=149195).


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