CURRICULAR GUIDE

Motion Picture Direction
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0900  (Effective Fall 1999 - Summer 2004)

Motion pictures bring together elements from all the other arts: writing,
photography, theater, music, dance, and all the visual arts. The Motion Picture
Direction program gives students extensive practical experience working with
other artists and technicians to create dramatic, documentary, experimental, or
animated films. The degree is designed for students who wish to become
screenwriters, directors, and film editors, the people who guide the film story-
telling process. Entry-level jobs include production assistants as well as
apprentices and interns in specialized roles with independent film production
companies, advertising firms, and major film studios. Not all courses in this
program transfer to all colleges.  Students planning to transfer should see an
academic advisor or counselor before enrolling in any course.

Students should see the "Course Descriptions" section of this catalog or the
Course Schedule for course prerequisite information.  Basic skills assessment and
advising information may be found on page 8 of this catalog.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a mathematics
competency requirement. To fulfill the mathematics competency requirement,
students may need to complete specific coursework in mathematics.  For
information on how to fulfill all general education requirements, see page 22.

Contact the Technology Careers Department, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center,
Room 136, telephone number (517) 483-1336.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 27 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
ENGL 240    The Film as Art                                                  4
IMAG 111    Intro to Photographic Tech I                                     4
IMAG 118    Film Production I                                                4
IMAG 226    Film Production II                                               4
IMAG 227    Film Production III                                              4
IMAG 238    Project Lab Independent Study                                    3
WRIT 121    Composition I                                                    4

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                  TOTAL: 33 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                             9 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area (See Note 1)                                   0
            Speech Communication Core Area                                   3
            Science/Technology Core Area                                     3
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area                      3
            Mathematics Competency (See page 22 for information on
            how to fulfill this requirement)

CHOICE 2:   Media Issues and Arts                                   24 Credits
ARTS 102    2-Dimensional Design                                             3
ARTS 171    Computer Graphics/Photography                                    3
IMAG 203    Topics in Film/Multimedia                                        3
IMAG 204    Topics in Imaging Self-Express                                   3
IMAG 207    Imaging Issues                                                   3
IMAG 208    Input Processes                                                  3
IMAG 232    Internship (See Note 2)                                          3
MTEC 151    Electronic Field Production I                                    4
MTEC 243    Ethics/Social Impact of Media                                    3
STEC 140    Theatrical Make-Up/Wardrobe                                      3
THEA 120    Introduction to Acting                                           2
WRIT 282    Forum for Authors                                                3
WRIT 285    Creative Writing I                                               3
            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   60

1.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.
2.    Students should try to obtain internship experience, if possible.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have transferred
in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill) should contact
an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.
I                 II                III               IV
IMAG 111          ENGL 240          IMAG 227          IMAG 238
IMAG 118          IMAG 226          Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.
WRIT 121          Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.
Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.
Lim.Ch.                                               Lim.Ch.