Cinema And Screen Studies

A.S. Degree - Transfer Program
Revised Program

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)

Distribution RequirementsCredit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition*
3
HIS 105 Western Civilization: Ancient to Medieval 3
COM 120 Media Literacy 3
CIN 120 The Movies 3
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE**3
Total15
SECOND SEMESTER: 16-17 Credit Hours
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology OR
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology
3
MTH 150 Survey of Mathematics or higher 3
CIN 122 Cinema Drama 3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE 3
NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE 3-4
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION 1
Total16-17
THIRD SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
HIS 112 History of the United States Since 1865 3
CIN 121 Cinema Comedy 3
CIN 221 The Movie Business3
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE**3
ELECTIVE** 3
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION 1
Total16
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15-16 Credit Hours
CIN 222 Topics in Cinema and Screen Studies3
COM 230 Scriptwriting3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE 3
NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE3-4
ELECTIVE**3
Total15-16
TOTAL CREDITS62-64

PROGRAM ELECTIVES
COM 150 Video Production and Editing
COM 203 Animation and Special Effects
COM 264 Digital Audio/Video I
COM 267 Digital Audio/Video II

RECOMMENDED ELECTIVES **
COM 202 Techniques of Television I
COM 211 Communication Practicum
ENG 240 Reading Popular Culture
FRE 207 Cinema for French Conversation
SPA 207 Cinema for Spanish Conversation
SPC 142 Public Speaking
THE 110 Introduction to Theatre
THE 112 Fundamentals of Acting

* Initial placement in ENG 101 or ENG 200 is required for program admission.
** Students planning to transfer to a SUNY institution should use these General Electives to fulfill additional SUNY-General Education Requirements.
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