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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

Academic Plan Code: 
3572
Award: 
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Total credits required: 
60-72
Award notes

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

Program prerequisites
Course #Course TitleCredits
None
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:21
Program Core:
FMT100Introduction to Production3
FMT107Career Pathways in the Media3
FMT121Story Theory for Film, Television and Media3
FMT134Pre-Production for Motion Picture and Television3
FMT135Production for Motion Picture and Television3
FMT136Post-Production for Motion Picture and Television3
HUM/THF205Introduction to Cinema3
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:20-26
In addition to completing the above Program Common Core, students must select one (1) of the following three (3) specializations:
 
Specialization 1: SCREENWRITING
CRW+++++Any CRW Creative Writing course(s) for a total of three (3) credits OR
THE118Playwriting (3)3
 
ENH+++++Any ENH English Humanities course(s) for a total of three (3) credits3
FMT242AAProfessional Portfolio in Screenwriting2
 
Students must select one (1) of the following two (2) emphasis areas:
Emphasis I: Feature
FMT123Feature Screenwriting: First Draft3
FMT223Feature Screenwriting: The Rewrite3
 
Emphasis II: Television
FMT124Television Screenwriting: Writers Room3
FMT224Television Screenwriting: Original TV Pilot3
 
In addition to the emphasis area selected, complete two additional three (3) or four (4) credit FMT Film, Media and Theatre courses for a total of six to eight (6-8) credit hours.
 
Specialization 2: MOTION PICTURE PRODUCTION
FMP/FMT117Introduction to Cinematography3
FMT118Lighting for Film, TV, and Media3
FMT/MTC120Introduction to Sound Design for Film and Video3
FMP/FMT151TV and New Media Production3
FMT241AVID Media Composer Editing4
FMT242Professional Portfolio for Film, TV, and Media2
 
FMT248Advanced Film Production Techniques (4) OR
FMT298ACSpecial Projects (3)3-4
 
FMP/FMT270Documentaries for Social Change (4) OR
FMT217Advanced Cinematography (3) OR
FMT230Motion Picture Directing (4) OR
FMT260Motion Picture Producing and Production Management (3)3-4
 
Specialization 3: EDITING
FMT/MTC120Introduction to Sound Design for Film and Video3
FMT241AVID Media Composer Editing4
FMT242Professional Portfolio for Film, TV, and Media2
FMT243Introduction to Video Compositing and Title Animation4
FMT280The Art of Editing3
FMT283Advanced Non-Linear Editing Techniques4
General education requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 19-25
 
General Education CoreCredits: 12-18
 
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3)6
 
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
COM225Public Speaking (3) OR
COM230Small Group Communication (3)3
 
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment0-3
 
MathematicsCredits: 3-6
Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area.
 
Students who want to transfer to university recommend the following:
 
MAT140College Mathematics (5) OR
MAT141College Mathematics (4) OR
MAT142College Mathematics (3) OR
MAT145College Mathematics with Review (5) OR
MAT146College Mathematics with Review (6)3-6
 
General Education DistributionCredits: 7
 
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 0
Met by HUM/THF205 in the Required Courses area.
 
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Social-Behavioral Sciences area.
 
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area.
Competencies
  • Produce cinematic works using film and digital media tools and technologies according to industry standards. (FMT100, FMT134, FMT135, FMT136, FMP/FMT117, FMP/FMT151, FMP/FMT270, FMT118, FMT/MTC120, FMT241, FMT242, FMT243, FMT248, FMT280, FMT283, FMT298AC, FMT+++++, FMT217, FMT230, (CRE), [MA], [SG], [SQ])
  • Integrate principles of story, cinematography, and editing theory in the development, production, and post-production of cinematic works. (FMT121, FMT123, FMT134, FMT135, FMT136, FMP/FMT117, FMP/FMT151, FMP/FMT270, FMT118, FMT/MTC120, FMP/FMT117, FMP/FMT151, FMP/FMT270, FMT118, FMT/MTC120, FMT223, FMT224, FMT241, FMT242, FMT243, FMT248, FMT280, FMT283, FMT298AC, FMT+++++, FMT217, FMT230, (CRE), [FYC], [MA], [SB] [SG], [SQ])
  • Synthesize principles of historical and current film genres, styles, and movements in the development and creation of cinematic works. (FMT121, FMT134, FMT135, FMT136, HUM/THF205, FMP/FMT117, FMP/FMT151, FMP/FMT270, FMT118, FMT/MTC120, FMT123, FMT124,FMT223, FMT224, FMT241, FMT242, FMT243, FMT248, FMT280, FMT283, FMT298AC, FMT+++++, FMT217, FMT230, (CRE), [FYC], [SB])
  • Employ industry standards for safety and set etiquette in a production environment. (FMT134, FMT135, FMT136, FMP/FMT117, FMP/FMT151, FMT107, FMT118, FMT/MTC120, FMT241, FMT242, FMT243, FMT248, FMT280, FMT283, FMT298AC, FMT+++++, FMT217, FMT230, FMT260, (COM), [MA], [SB])
  • Apply knowledge of industry roles and techniques for each stage of the production cycle, from development through distribution. (FMT107, FMT121, FMT134, FMT135, FMT136, THF/HUM205, CRW+++++, ENH+++++, FMP/FMT117, FMP/FMT151, FMP/FMT270, FMT118, FMT/MTC120, FMT123, FMT124,FMT223, FMT224, FMT241, FMT242, FMT242AA, FMT243, FMT248, FMT280, FMT283, FMT298AC, THE118, FMT+++++, FMT217, FMT230, FMT260, (COM), (CRE), [MA], [SB])
  • Demonstrate collaboration and inclusivity to promote an ethical and diverse work environment. (FMT107, FMT121, FMT134, FMT135, FMT136, THF/HUM205, CRW+++++, ENH+++++, FMP/FMT117, FMP/FMT151, FMP/FMT270, FMT118, FMT/MTC120,FMT123, FMT124, FMT223, FMT224, FMT241, FMT242, FMT242AA, FMT243, FMT248, FMT280, FMT283, FMT298AC, FMT+++++, FMT217, FMT230, FMT260, (COM), (CRE), [FYC], [SB])
  • Demonstrate qualifications and experience as a competitive film and media industry professional in written and oral communication. (FMT107, FMP/FMT270, FMT124, FMT223, FMT224, FMT241, FMT242, FMT242AA, FMT248, FMT293, FMT298AC, FMT+++++, FMT230, (COM), (CRE), [FYC])

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