CURRICULUM GUIDE

Motion Picture Production
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0902  (Effective Fall 2003 - Summer 2008)

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 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: 28 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
ARTS 102    Design & Communication                                           3
FILM 118    Film Production I                                                4
FILM 226    Film Production II                                               4
FILM 227    Film Production III                                              4
IMAG 101    Basic Photog for Non-Majors                                      2
MTEC 120    Audio Production I                                               4
MTEC 152    Video Production Techniques                                      4
MTEC 252    Lighting for Television/Video                                    3

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                               TOTAL: 34-40 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                         13-17 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 1)                             0
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area                    3-4
            Mathematics Core Area                                          3-4
            Science Core Area                                              4-5
            Writing Core Area                                              3-4

CHOICE 2:   Techniques and Technology                               15 Credits
ARTS 105    Adobe Photoshop: Non-Majors                                      2
ARTS 195    Employ/Busn Issues for Artists                                   1
BUSN 295    Small Business Management                                        3
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 153    Video Post-Production Technqs                                    4
STEC 100    Intro to Stage Tech Industry                                     2
STEC 120    Stage Lighting and Electricity                                   3
STEC 140    Theatrical Make-Up/Wardrobe                                      3
STEC 150    Stage and Arena Rigging                                          3

CHOICE 3:   Social Issues                                          3-4 Credits
ENGL 240    The Film as Art                                                  4
MTEC 243    Ethics/Social Impact of Media (See Note 2)                       3

CHOICE 4:   Capstone Experience                                    3-4 Credits
FILM 281    Motion Picture Internship (See Note 3)                           3
FILM 290    Motion Picture Portfolio (See Note 4)                            4

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   62

1.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements
      for this Core area.
2.    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.
3.    Enrollment in FILM 281 will be limited to Motion Picture production
      Majors who have successfully completed 75% of their FILM course
4.    Enrollment in FILM 290 will be limited to Motion Picture Production
      Majors who have successfully completed 75% of their FILM course

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 226          FILM 227          Lim.Ch.
FILM 118          MTEC 152          Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.
IMAG 101          MTEC 252          Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.
MTEC 120          Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.
Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.