CURRICULUM GUIDE

Motion Picture Direction
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0900  (Effective Fall 2003 - Summer 2008)

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 Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section for
skills assessment and advising information.

Contact the Visual Arts and Media Department, Academic and Office Facility, Room
208A, telephone number (517) 483-1574.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 38 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
ARTS 102    Design & Communication                                           3
FILM 118    Film Production I                                                4
FILM 220    Screenwriting                                                    3
FILM 226    Film Production II                                               4
FILM 227    Film Production III                                              4
FILM 290    Motion Picture Portfolio (See Note 1)                            4
IMAG 101    Basic Photog for Non-Majors                                      2
THEA 120    Introduction to Acting                                           2
THEA 140    Acting for Non-Majors                                            2
THEA 150    Acting for the Camera                                            3
THEA 220    Play Directing                                                   3
WRIT 121    Composition I                                                    4

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                               TOTAL: 28-32 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                         10-13 Credits
(See General Education Core Requirements for information on how to fulfill these
requirements.  Core area proficiency exams, where appropriate, are available for
each core area.)
            Communication Core Area (See Note 2)                             0
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area                    3-4
            Mathematics Core Area                                          3-4
            Science Core Area                                              4-5
            Writing Core Area (See Note 2)                                   0

CHOICE 2:   Techniques and Technology                               15 Credits
ARTS 105    Adobe Photoshop: Non-Majors                                      2
ARTS 195    Employ/Busn Issues for Artists                                   1
FILM 203    Topics in Film/Animation                                         3
FILM 281    Motion Picture Internship (See Note 3)                           3
MTEC 120    Audio Production I                                               4
MTEC 152    Video Production Techniques                                      4
MTEC 153    Video Post-Production Technqs                                    4
STEC 140    Theatrical Make-Up/Wardrobe                                      3
WRIT 260    Creative Writing I                                               3

CHOICE 3:   Social Issues                                          3-4 Credits
ENGL 240    The Film as Art                                                  4
MTEC 243    Ethics/Social Impact of Media (See Note 4)                       3

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   66


1.    Enrollment in FILM 290 will be limited to Motion Picture Production Majors
      who have successfully completed 75% of their FILM course work.
2.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.
3.    Enrollment in FILM 281 will be limited to Motion Picture Production Majors
      who have successfully completed 75% of their FILM course work.
4.    Students in this curriculum may be granted approval to waive the
      prerequisites for this course by contacting an advisor in the Visual Arts
      and Media Department 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
ARTS 102          FILM 220          FILM 227          FILM 290
FILM 118          FILM 226          THEA 150          Lim.Ch.
IMAG 101          THEA 140          THEA 220          Lim.Ch.
THEA 120          Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.
WRIT 121          Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.