Cinema Major & Classes

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The Associate in Science Degree in Cinema Production is intended for students who are interested in pursuing a career in film production. In the first semester, students may enroll concurrently in the following courses: CINE 21, 24, 25, 30, 60, and 75.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this degree, students will be able to:

  • Apply basic principles of film production and industry practive
  • Analyze different film forms and genres
  • Demonstrate skills in celluloid and digital technology
  • Demonstrate storytelling skills

Courses Required for the Major in Cinema Production – 37 Total Units

First Semester
CINE 21 Film Studies – 3 units
CINE 24 Basic Film Production – 4 units
CINE 25 Narrative Filmmaking – 3 units
CINE 60 Sound for Motion Pictures – 3 units

Second Semester
CINE 30 Pre-Production Planning – 3 units
CINE 54 Cinematography and Lighting – 3 units
CINE 56 Introduction to Digital Film Editing – 3 units

Third Semester
CINE 75 Screenwriting
    or CINE 72 Non-Fiction Scriptwriting – 3 units
CINE 61 Sound for Motion Pictures II – 3 units
    or CINE 74 Advanced Cinematography and Lighting – 3 units
    or CINE 76 Advanced Digital Film Editing – 3 units
    or CINE 90 Film and Digital Finishing – 3 units
CINE 131 Directing Motion Pictures
    or CINE 126 Documentary Filmmaking – 3 units

Fourth Semester
CINE 124A Film Production Workshop – 3 units
CINE 131 Directing Motion Pictures – 3 units
    or CINE 126 Documentary Filmmaking – 3 units

Elective Classes
CINE 18 American Cinema – 3 units
CINE 19 New Political Documentary and Emerging media – 3 units
CINE 20A Film History: Evolution of Film Expression – 3 units
CINE 20B Film History Contemporary Film Expression – 3 units
CINE 22 The Documentary Tradition – 3 units
CINE 23 Selected FTopics in Film Studies - 3 units
    CINE 23A Films of Alfred Hitchcock
    CINE 23B Focus on Film Noir
CINE 40 Film Exhibition – 3 units
CINE 57 Experimental Filmmaking – 3 units
CINE 85 Advanced Screenwriting – 3 units
CINE 124B Film Production Workshop - 3 units
CINE 136 Special Effects – 3 units
CINE 170 Film/Video Work Experience – 2 units