Cinematic Arts (CIN.AA)

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
Complete two courses from the Social Sciences Michigan Transfer Agreement distribution list. These courses must be taken in more than one academic discipline and must be completed with a grade of "C" (2.0) or higher.
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 21011Topics in Film: World Cinema 3
or HUM 2104 Introduction to Documentary3
Required Elective Courses
Complete 6 credits from the following courses:
Introduction to Literature: Short Story and Novel3
Creative Writing3
Introduction to Media Technology3
Fundamentals of Photography3
Beginning Digital Photography4
Mass Media and Society3
Acting for Film3
Introduction to Documentary 3
HUM 2101 - HUM 2106 Any topics in Film Course (See Course List Below)
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 - 2999.0-6
Total Credit Hours60-62

 Cannot be reused if already selected as a Required Specialty Course.

Topics in Film

HUM 21011Topics in Film: World Cinema 3
HUM 2103Topics in Film: Great Directors3
HUM 2105Topics in Film: Film Noir3
HUM 2106Topics in Film: Comic Books Into Film3

A minimum cumulative 2.00 grade point average (GPA) overall is required for graduation.

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