Cinematic Arts (CIN.AA)

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Associate in Arts (CIN.AA)

Arts and Communication

The Cinematic Arts program awards an Associate in Arts degree. This program incorporates a theoretical and practical field of study, providing the student with a multidimensional experience in the study and application of cinematic arts. Subsequent to completion of the program, students will be prepared to enter the film/video industry or pursue a Bachelor degree in film/video production or studies.

Graduating from this program qualifies the student for the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) endorsement. Students should work closely with an OCC counselor to identify courses from the MTA List which apply to the endorsement and to select courses that will satisfy the intake requirements of the intended transfer institution.  

All courses that satisfy MTA requirements must be completed with a grade of "C" (2.0) or higher.  All courses comprising the 62 credits required for the degree must be completed with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Because transferability of credits varies with colleges and universities, programs, and departmental majors, students are urged to discuss their program plans with an OCC counselor and an advisor at the intended transfer institution.

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General Requirements
English Composition3
Fine Arts / Humanities6-8
Natural Sciences7-10
Social Sciences6-7
Required Specialty Courses
ENG 2780Introduction to Playwriting and Screenwriting3
HUM 1900Introduction to Film3
PHO 1800Fundamentals of Digital Video4
PHO 2800Advanced Digital Video4
PHO 2803Special Projects in Digital Video3
Complete one of the following Humanities options:
HUM 2100 - HUM 2109 Any Topics in Film Course (See Course List Below)
Literature Into Film3
Required Elective Courses
Complete 6 credits from the following courses:
Experimental Animation4
Introduction to Literature: Short Story and Novel3
Creative Writing3
Literature Into Film 3
Introduction to Media Technology3
Fundamentals of Photography3
Beginning Digital Photography4
Mass Media and Society3
Acting for Film3
Fundamentals of Directing3
HUM 2100 - HUM 2109 Any Topics in Film Course (See Course List Below) 1
Total Credit Hours for Program-Related Courses54-62
Additional elective credits needed to meet requirements for an Associate in Arts degree. Must be completed from courses numbered 1000 - 2999.0-8
Total Credit Hours62
A minimum cumulative 2.00 grade point average (GPA) overall is required for graduation.

Topics in Film

HUM 2100Topics in Film: Films of the 60'S3
HUM 2101Topics in Film: World Cinema3
HUM 2102Topics in Film: The Films of Quentin Tarantino3
HUM 2103Topics in Film: Great Directors3
HUM 2104Topics in Film: Documentaries3
HUM 2105Topics in Film: Film Noir3
HUM 2106Topics in Film: Comic Books Into Film3
HUM 2107Topics in Film: Documentaries3
HUM 2108Topics in Film: The Films of Martin Scorsese3
HUM 2109Topics in Film: The Films of Stanley Kubrick3