CURRICULAR GUIDE

Motion Picture Production
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0902  (Effective Fall 1999 - Summer 2004)

Since the first film screening in 1895, motion pictures have grown into one of
the world's most influential communication media and the United States' second
leading export. The Motion Picture Production degree gives students extensive
hands-on experience in creative and technical filmmaking skills, and it provides
the opportunity to build a demonstration reel showcasing a student's ability. 
Filmmakers usually work in teams, each member specializing in one field such as
cinematography, sound recording, lighting, special effects, or animation. While
most films are produced by California companies, there are motion pictures made
in every state. Filmmakers may work as independent contractors or find employment
in companies that rent facilities, sell equipment, or contract services for film
productions. 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: 44 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
ENGL 240    The Film as Art                                                  4
IMAG 111    Intro to Photographic Tech I                                     4
IMAG 112    Design for Imaging Tech                                          3
IMAG 113    Lighting Concepts/Applications                                   3
IMAG 114    Intro Photographic Color Tech                                    3
IMAG 117    Intro to Photographic Tech II                                    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
MTEC 151    Electronic Field Production I                                    4
WRIT 121    Composition I                                                    4

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                  TOTAL: 16 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                             6 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area (See Note 1)                                   0
            Speech Communication Core Area                                   3
            Science/Technology Core Area (See Note 2)                        0
            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 Technology                             10 Credits
ARTS 171    Computer Graphics/Photography                                    3
ARTS 195    Employ/Busn Issues for Artists                                   2
ELCT 161    Soldering/Desoldering                                            1
ELTE 100    Electrical Safety Practices                                      1
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 3)                                          3
MTEC 121    Audio Recording I                                                4
MTEC 243    Ethics/Social Impact of Media                                    3
STEC 100    Intro to Stage Tech Industry                                     2
STEC 120    Stage Lighting and Electricity                                   3
STEC 130    Audio/Visual Technology                                          3
STEC 140    Theatrical Make-Up/Wardrobe                                      3
            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   60

1.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements
      for this Core area.

2.    For students completing all requirements for this program (including
      IMAG 114), the Science/Technology Core Area requirement is waived.

3.    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          IMAG 114          ENGL 240          IMAG 238
IMAG 112          IMAG 117          IMAG 227          Lim.Ch.
IMAG 113          IMAG 226          MTEC 151          Lim.Ch.
IMAG 118          WRIT 121          Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.
                  Lim.Ch.                             Lim.Ch.