Associate Degree Program (AAS). For implementation Fall 2014.

Applications accepted for fall only. HEGIS 5606

The major in Film & Media provides students with a solid foundation in digital filmmaking, including screenwriting, cinematography and editing, as well as a grounding in the history, theory, and criticism related to film and media.

Semester 1Credits
MAJOR AREALA 141 - Introduction to Film3
PH 130 - Lighting I2
PH 181 - Shooting the Narrative: Visual Storytelling I3
LIBERAL ARTSEN 121 - English Composition G13
HA 112 - History of Western Art and Civilization: Renaissance to the Modern Era G53
Semester 2
MAJOR AREALA 244 - Documentary Film3
EN 266 - Screenwriting I G63
PH 281 - Shooting the Narrative: Visual Storytelling II3
PH 282 - Basic Video Editing3
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Social Sciences* G43
choice - see Mathematics* G23
Semester 3
MAJOR AREAEN 255 - History of Film: 1895-1959 G73
PH 283 - Framing the Shot3
PH 331 - Lighting for Still and Moving Images2
LA 248 - Introduction to Sound (pending curriculum approval)3
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see American History* G103
Semester 4
MAJOR AREAEN 256 - History of Film: 1960 to Present3
PH 284 - Editing Concepts3
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Social Sciences*3
choice - see Science* G33
choice - see English/Speech*3-4
 Total Credits: 61-62


SUNY General Education Requirements:
A “G” followed by a number 1-10 identifies specific courses that meet SUNY General Education baccalaureate degree requirements (or visit

G1 Basic Communication; G2 Mathematics; G3 Natural Sciences; G4 Social Sciences; G5 Western Civilization; G6 The Arts; G7 Humanities; G8 Foreign Language; G9 Other World Civilizations; G10 American History.

*Requirements: See below (also see Liberal Arts Requirements).

American History: 3 credits
CHOICE of any course that meets the General Education American History requirement (G10).

English/Speech: 6 credits
EN 121 (G1) (Prerequisite: College-level English as demonstrated by placement test OR completion of appropriate Educational Skills courses), and
CHOICE of EN 231, 232, 233, 236, 241, 242, 244, 245, or 253.

History of Art and Civilization: 3 credits
HA 112 (G5).

Mathematics: 3-3.5 credits
Graduation requirement: Arithmetic proficiency as demonstrated by placement test OR completion of appropriate developmental mathematics course(s).
CHOICE of MA 142, 161, 213, 222, 231, or 331 (any one of these meets G2).

Science: 3-5 credits
CHOICE of SC 111, 112, 121, 122, 045/145, 253, 326, or 032/332 (any one of these meets G3).

Social Sciences: 6 credits
CHOICE of two: SS 131, 141, 151, or 171 (any one of these meets G4).