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SFCC Catalog 2023-2024 
SFCC Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Film, A.A.S.

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CIP: 50.0602

School of Arts, Media Arts, and Design, 505-428-1370

The Associate in Applied Science in Film degree is intended for students seeking to go directly into the workforce. Students focus on one area: film production, film technician training, digital cinematography, independent filmmaking, film post-production, or documentary filmmaking. Students acquire the aesthetic and technical filmmaking skills to work individually or as part of a team in their area of focus.

NOTE: A.A.S. degrees are designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in specific occupations; they are not generally intended to transfer to four-year institutions. For more information on transfer, refer to the Transfer of Credit  section, or speak with an academic advisor.

Students can earn the following certificate included in this degree:

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Create media and film.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with the tools and technology of filmmaking.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the vocabulary of film.
  • Demonstrate structure, storytelling, and impact.
  • Develop teamwork, collaboration, and professionalism.

General Education Requirements: (20 Credits)

Mathematics (3 Credits)

Laboratory Science (4 Credits)

Social/Behavioral Science or Creative and Fine Arts (3 Credits)

Humanities (3 Credits)

Health and Wellness (1 Credit)

Program Requirements: (4 Credits)

Related Requirements: (36 Credits Minimum)

Complete one of the following certificates:

Film Production Certificate  Credits: 26

Digital Cinematography Certificate  Credits: 16

Independent Filmmaking Certificate  Credits: 22

Documentary and Non-Fiction Filmmaking Certificate  Credits: 20

Film: Post-Production Certificate  Credits: 27

In addition to completing a certificate, take additional film course(s), if needed, so that the related requirements total at least 36 credits.

Total 60 Credits Min.

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