Associate in Arts Degree (AA)

The Film degree will provide the opportunity for students to develop a core foundation in various aspects of film history, diversity, and production. Students can learn the collaborative nature of filmmaking through classroom presentations and hands-on crew experiences. The process allows students to develop skills in all areas of the craft while exploring both the creative and technical aspects of production. Students learn an appreciation of film as a medium of communication. This degree provides lower division preparation for transfer to a baccalaureate degree in this field.

Career Opportunities

Skills learned in this program could lead to employment in the following fields:
Production Management, Camera (i.e. Director of Photography, Camera Operator), Lighting (i.e. Rigger, Lighting Technician), Sound (i.e. Production Mixer, Boom Operator), Grip, Set Decoration, Production Design, Props, Make-Up, Film Editing, Acting, and Directing.

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • describe the development of film and the art of filmmaking.
  • compare and contrast different cinematic styles and structures.
  • analyze films for their effective use of visual techniques.
  • formulate an independent and critical aesthetic perspective on the cinema.
  • develop and apply film production elements to independent projects.
  • exhibit fundamental skills necessary to obtain employment in the film industry.
  • fulfill various requirements for transfer to a baccalaureate degree program in this field.

Associate in Arts Degree

The Film Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See SCC graduation requirements.