CINEMA AND SCREEN STUDIES
Department:Visual and Performing Arts
School(s): Arts & HumanitiesMCC Program Code: CN01
CIP Code: 50.0601
NYSED Code (BRI): 31437
NYSED Code (DCC): 31436
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.
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.
|ENG 101 College Composition OR |
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
| MTH 150 Survey of Mathematics OR|
HIGHER SUNY-MATH ELECTIVE OR
PHL 102 - Introduction to Logic
|CIN 120 Introduction to Cinema|
|COM 150 Video Production I|
|SPC 142 Public Speaking|
First Semester Total:
|CIN 122 Cinema Drama|
|COM 264 Video Production II|
|THE 112 Fundamentals of Acting One|
|SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION WESTERN HISTORY AND GLOBAL AWARENESS (SUNY-WHGA) ELECTIVE|
|SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION NATURAL SCIENCES AND SCIENTIFIC REASONING (SUNY-NSCI) ELECTIVE|
Second Semester Total:
|CIN 121 Cinema Comedy|
|CIN 221 The Movie Business|
|COM 120 Media Literacy|
|COM 204 Audio Production|
|HIS 112 United States History II - since 1865|
Third Semester Total:
|CIN 222 Topics in Cinema and Screen Studies|
|COM 203 Compositing and Visual Effects OR COM 267 Video Editing|
|COM 230 Scriptwriting|
|SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION DIVERSITY: EQUITY, INCLUSION AND SOCIAL JUSTICE (SUNY-DVRS) ELECTIVE|
Fourth Semester Total: