CINEMA AND SCREEN STUDIES
A.S. Degree - Transfer Program
Department: Visual and Performing Arts
School: Arts & Humanities
CIP Code: 50.0601
MCC Program Code: CN01
NYSED Code (BRI): 31437
NYSED Code (DCC): 31436
50% or more of this program can be completed online.
The Cinema and Screen Studies Program offers a strong Liberal Arts perspective on motion picture and television history, culture, theory, and production. Students are introduced to cinema as a medium of mass communication which combines two art forms, photography and theater, to communicate powerful stories with vivid pictures and strong emotion. Students investigate cinema and television through critical studies and create images of their own through scriptwriting and introductory production opportunities. Finally, students gain an appreciation for cinema and television from a commercial standpoint since these media exist not only in the marketplace of ideas but also as end products of an industrial enterprise.
Upon completion of this degree, students are able to continue their studies at baccalaureate film or mass media degree programs where they apply what they have learned at MCC to more advanced studies in this or related fields.
(Housed in the Visual and Performing Arts Department)
Program Learning Outcomes
1) Demonstrate a knowledge and perspective of the history of cinema.
2) Demonstrate a knowledge and perspective of the theories employed in story-telling to a mass audience.
3) Ability to critically analyze cinema television or web-based content.
4) Demonstrate introductory proficiency in scriptwriting.
5) Demonstrate introductory proficiency in production of moving images.
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Requirements for Program Entrance
Algebra (1 year high school math or placement into Level 4 Math at MCC). Placement into ENG 101 or ENG 200.
| Distribution Requirements|
| FIRST SEMESTER|
|ENG 101 College Composition OR |
ENG 200 Advanced Composition*
| MTH 150 Survey of Mathematics or higher**|
| CIN 120 The Movies|
|COM 150 Video Production I |
| HIS 113 Western Civilization I: Beginning to 1700s|
First Semester Total:
| CIN 122 Cinema Drama |
| COM 264 Video Production II|
| HED 207 Emotional Wellness|
| PSY 101 Introductory Psychology|
| SUNY GENERAL ELECTIVE NATURAL SCIENCE (SUNY-NS) ELECTIVE|
Second Semester Total:
| CIN 121 Cinema Comedy|
|CIN 221 The Movie Business|
| COM 120 Media Literacy|
| COM 204 Audio Production|
|HIS 112 History of the United States Since 1865|
Third Semester Total:
|CIN 222 Topics in Cinema and Screen Studies|
| COM 203 Compositing and Visual Effects|
|COM 230 Scriptwriting|
| SPC 142 Public Speaking|
|THE 112 Fundamentals of Acting One|
Fourth Semester Total:
* Initial placement in ENG 101 or ENG 200 is required for program admission.
**MTH 150 or any other SUNY-M course with a higher number.
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