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The Motion Picture/Television program specializes in preparing students for employment and/or transfer in the fields of film, video, television, animation and audio production. Graduates find jobs in industry, education, and government. Additionally, a knowledge of motion picture or television production is also helpful for those seeking careers in advertising, public relations and other related fields. A hands-on approach to learning is emphasized. Several courses are transfer oriented. This degree program requires a minimum of 64 credits in program requirements, program electives and general education courses.

For more information about Motion Picture/Television, please visit the program page.

Degree Requirements

Field of Study Code: MPTV.AAS.FILM

Program Requirements
MPTV 1011Introduction to Motion Picture and Television3
MPTV 1020Editing for Motion Pictures and Television3
MPTV 1022Audio for Motion Pictures and Television3
MPTV 1145Film History3
MPTV 1135Introduction to Film Art3
MPTV 1120Cinematography3
MPTV 2022Screenwriting for Short Forms3
MPTV 2031Pre-Production for Motion Picture and Television3
MPTV 2131Film/Video Production3
MPTV 2113Directing for Film/Video3
MPTV 2140Advanced Film/Video Production3
Program Electives
Select at least 12 credits from any MPTV courses that are not listed as a program requirement 1, 212
General Education
Select 19 to 22 credits 219-22
Total Credits64-67

General Education Requirements

For general education requirements for the A.A.S. degree, please visit the A.A.S. degree catalog page.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
Gen Ed: Mathematics 4-5
Gen Ed: Communication (Written) 3
MPTV 1011 Introduction to Motion Picture and Television 3
MPTV 1020 Editing for Motion Pictures and Television 3
MPTV 1135 Introduction to Film Art 3
 Credits16-17
Second Semester
Gen Ed: Communication (Oral) 3
MPTV 1145 Film History 3
MPTV 2022 Screenwriting for Short Forms 3
MPTV 2031 Pre-Production for Motion Picture and Television 3
MPTV 2113 Directing for Film/Video 3
 Credits15
Third Semester
Gen Ed: Physical & Life Science 3-5
MPTV 1022 Audio for Motion Pictures and Television 3
MPTV 1120 Cinematography 3
MPTV 2131 Film/Video Production 3
MPTV Program Elective 3
 Credits15-17
Fourth Semester
Gen Ed: Humanities & Fine Arts 3
Gen Ed: Social & Behavioral Sciences 3
MPTV 2140 Advanced Film/Video Production 3
MPTV Program Elective 3
MPTV Program Elective 3
MPTV Program Elective 3
 Credits18
 Total Credits64-67