CURRICULAR GUIDE

Motion Picture Production
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0902  (Effective Fall 2001 - Summer 2006)

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 course work in mathematics.  For
information on how to fulfill all general education requirements, see page 23.

Contact the Art, Design and Multimedia Program, Academic and Office Facility,
Room 314, telephone number (517) 483-1476.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 37 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
FILM 118    Film Production I                                                4
FILM 226    Film Production II                                               4
FILM 227    Film Production III                                              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
MTEC 120    Audio Production I                                               4
WRIT 121    Composition I                                                    4

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                               TOTAL: 24-26 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 23 for information on
            how to fulfill this requirement. Course work may be needed.)
CHOICE 2:   Techniques and Technology                               12 Credits
ARTS 171    Computer Graphics/Photography                                    3
ARTS 195    Employ/Busn Issues for Artists                                   1
ELCT 161    Soldering/Desoldering                                            1
ELTE 100    Electrical Safety Practices                                      1
FILM 203    Topics in Film/Animation                                         3
FILM 220    Screenwriting                                                    3
MTEC 121    Audio Recording I                                                4
MTEC 152    Video Production Techniques                                      3
MTEC 153    Video Post-Production Technqs                                    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
CHOICE 3:   Social Issues                                          3-4 Credits
ENGL 240    The Film as Art                                                  4
MTEC 243    Ethic/Social Impact of Media (See Note 3)                        3
CHOICE 4:   Capstone Project                                       3-4 Credits
FILM 281    Motion Picture Internship                                        3
FILM 290    Motion Picture Portfolio                                         4

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   61

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 in this curriculum may be granted approval to waive the
      prerequisites for this course by contacting an advisor in the Art,
      Design and Multimedia Program prior to registration.

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
FILM 118          FILM 226          FILM 227          Lim.Ch.
IMAG 111          IMAG 114          MTEC 120          Lim.Ch.
IMAG 112          IMAG 117          Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.
IMAG 113          WRIT 121          Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.
Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.