Dec 11, 2019  
2019-2020 College Catalog 
    
2019-2020 College Catalog

Degree Map: Film Studies Concentration for Liberal Arts AA


Film Studies Concentration Description

Students choosing the Film Studies concentration may focus their coursework on one of either two twelve-hour tracks - Film Interpretation or Film Production - or combine these tracks for a twenty-four hour concentration.  Film Appreciation courses develop students’ interpretive skills through considerations of genre, narrative, cinematography, editing and more.  Attention to cultural, historical, and theoretical contexts enhances critical perspectives.  Film Production courses provide students with hands-on experience in scriptwriting, cinematography, editing, and acting. 

Successful Film Studies students become skilled critical thinkers, viewers, readers, and writers.  Students may be preparing for careers in a variety of creative fields, including film production, film criticism, film scholarship, and film teaching.


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this concentration you will be able to:

  • Explain how film has changed over time as an aesthetic form.
  • Evaluate the social and cultural roles of film.
  • Apply formal terminology and methods in the analysis of film.
  • Explain the filmmaking process.

Degree Map

The degree map below is an example of how a full-time student can complete this degree in two years.  You should see an academic advisor for a customized degree map that works for you.  To be recommended for an Associate in Arts degree, you must achieve a grade point average of 2.0 as a minimum on all coursework attempted (minimum of 60 hours).

Note the Milestones below each semester.  Milestones are reminders of actions you should take during that semester to help keep you on track for degree completion.

First Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1113 - Composition I   3
General Education Humanities.  HUMN 2113 - Humanities I: Prehistory through the Middle Ages (H)  or HUMN 2223 - Humanities II: Renaissance to the Early 20th Century (H)   3
HIST 1483 - U.S. History 1492 to the Civil War Era  or HIST 1493 - U.S. History - Civil War Era to the Present   3
POLS 1113 - American Federal Government   3
General Education Recommended Elective.  The following courses are recommended:
ART 1053 - Art History Survey I (H)  
MUSC 1113 - Music Appreciation (H)  
THEA 1093 - Introduction to Theatre (H)  
THEA 2013 - Make-Up I  
3
Total Credit Hours 15

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Download MS Office from MyTCC.
  • Form a study group, join a student organization, or volunteer at a community service site.
  • Visit the writing, math and science, or technology learning centers for free individual tutoring support services.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.

Second Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1213 - Composition II   3
General Education Humanities.  The following courses are recommended:
HUMN 2223 - Humanities II: Renaissance to the Early 20th Century (H)  
HUMN 2323 - Humanities III: Early 20th Century to the Present (H)  
HUMN 2773 - American Popular Culture (H)  
NAMS 2013 - Images of Indians in American Culture (H)  (offered fall term)
3
MATH 1473 - Quantitative Reasoning (A)   3
General Education Recommended Elective.  The following couress are recommended:
ART 1063 - Art History Survey II (H)  
ENGL 2413 - Introduction to Literature (H)  
SOCI 2123 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (H) (S)  
THEA 1563 - Musical Theatre  
3
Elective.  Select a course from either the Film Interpretation or Film Production electives listed below. 3
Total Credit Hours  

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.
  • Schedule a campus visit with your transfer institution’s student recruitment office.
  • Visit Career Services by your 20th credit hour to explore career opportunities associated with this degree.

Third Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
General Education Required Elective.  The following courses are recommended:
ART 1123 - Drawing I  
PSYC 1113 - Introduction to Psychology (S)  
SOCI 2123 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (H) (S)  
THEA 1053 - Acting I  
Any World Language course
3
General Education Science with lab.  The following courses are recommended:
BIOL 1114 - General Biology for Non-Majors (L)  
GEOG 1014 - Geography (Physical) (L)  
GEOL 1014 - General Geology (Physical) (L)  
PHSC 1114 - General Physical Science (L,N)  
4
Electives.  Select three courses from either the Film Interpretation or Film Production electives listed below. 9
Total Credit Hours 15

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor for a graduation check and to complete a Petition for Computer Proficiency if needed.
  • Complete applications for admission and financial aid for the four-year institution to which you plan to transfer.
  • Visit Career Services to build your resume.

Fourth Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
General Education Science without lab.  The following courses are recommended:
BIOL 1113 - Introduction to Environmental Science  
BIOL 1383 - Nutrition  
BIOL 2213 - Brain and Behavior  
BIOL 2313 - Principles of Ecology  
3
Electives.  Select four courses from either the Film Interpretation or Film Production electives listed below. 12
Total Credit Hours 15

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor to file for graduation.
Film Interpretation Electives Film Production Electives
HUMN 2333 - Humanities: Literature and Film (H)   ART 2423 - Graphic Design I  
HUMN 2443 - Art of Film (H)   ART 2813 - Filmmaking I  
HUMN 2613 - International Film (H,I)   ART 2823 - Film Internship Filmmaking II  
HUMN 2663 - Hollywood’s America (H)   ART 2853 - Photography  
HUMN 2883 - Cultural Identities and the Arts in America (H)   ART 2913 - Film/Video History and Analysis I  
NAMS 2313 - Native American Literature, Drama, and Film (H)   THEA 1053 - Acting I  
  THEA 2453 - Scriptwriting I  

Transfer Information

This degree is intended for transfer to a four-year university for completion of a baccalaureate degree.  You should work closely with an academic advisor each semester to make certain you are enrolled in the correct courses for a seamless transfer process and you are encouraged to begin a dialogue with your intended transfer school as early as possible. Early coordination between TCC academic advisors and advisors from selected four-year institutions can streamline the transfer process. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that he/she understands the program/admission/transfer requirements for the transfer school.