Requirements for the Associate in Science Degree (AS)

Common core requirements

Common Core Categories Courses Credits
REQUIRED CORE: 1A. ENGL-101: English Composition I 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1A. ENGL-102: English Composition II 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1B. Mathematics & Quantitative Reasoning
(Recommended: MA-321 Mathematics in Contemporary Society)
3
REQUIRED CORE: 1C. Life & Physical Sciences (Select one course)
3-4
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2A. World Cultures & Global Issues (Select one course) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2B. U.S. Experience in Its Diversity (Recommended: SP-211) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2C. Creative Expression
(Recommended: SP-321 Oral Performance for the Actor and Speaker or FMP-243 American Film History or FMP-244 Elements of Film)
3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2D. Individual & Society (Select one course) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2E. Scientific World (Select one course) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2A., 2B.,  2C., 2D. or 2E. (Select one course) 3
Subtotal 30-31

Major Requirements1

Courses Credits
SP-211 Speech Communication 3
FMP-141 Introduction to Digital Media Production 3
FMP-241 Digital Media Field Production 3
FMP-242 Writing for the Screen 3
FMP-245 Introduction to Electronic Media 3
FMP-246 Media Criticism 3
FMP-341 Editing 3
FMP-342 Television Studio Production 3
Subtotal 24

Additional Major Requirements

Courses Credits
HE-102 Health, Behavior, and Society 2
Laboratory Science:2 BI-132, BI-171, CH-102, CH-111, CH-121, ET-842 or PH-112 0-1
Subtotal 2-3

Electives

Courses Credits
Free electives3 3
Subtotal 3

Total Credits Required

60

1 If students use major requirements to satisfy the core, they must take additional free electives to reach 60 credits total.

2 Students who have taken a STEM Variant course in the Common Core 1C have fulfilled this requirement.

3 The following courses are recommended free electives: ARTS-141 Introduction to Photography; ENGL-220 Introduction to Creative Writing; ENGL-221 Creative Writing: Fiction; ENGL-222 Creative Writing: Poetry; ENGL-242 Documentary Film: The New Journalism; ENGL-252 Film and Literature; FMP-243 American Film History; FMP-244 Elements of Film; SP-212 Interpersonal Communication; SP-213 Intercultural Communication; TH-111 Introduction to Theater; TH-120 Acting I; TH-131 Stagecraft I; TH-133 Theatre Production and Design I.

All students must successfully complete two (2) writing-intensive classes (designated “WI”) to fulfill degree requirements

Degree Pathway

The number of credits you take each year will determine when you graduate. To graduate on time, you are strongly encouraged to enroll in at least 30 credits toward your degree during the calendar year, including fall and spring semesters and winter and summer sessions. Additional Degree Pathways are available for students who must complete developmental math or English. Please see the degree website or your advisor for more information.

Courses in Bold Text are prerequisites for later courses or only offered in the Fall or Spring semester and should be taken where indicated in the sequence.

A.S. in Film and Media Production – Catalog Year 2019-2020

Fall Semester #1

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites1

ENGL-101 English Composition I
(Required Core 1.A. – English Composition)

3

Pre-req.: BE 112/205 and 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption

One course from Required Core 1B: Mathematical & Quantitative Reasoning
(Recommended: MA-321 Mathematics in Contemporary Society)

3

Prerequisite for MA-321: MA-10, MA-71, placement, or exemption

FMP-141 Introduction to Digital Media Production

3

Prerequisite: BE-112/205 and 122/226, placement, or exemption

HE-102 Health, Behavior and Society

2

Corequisite: BE-122/226 or placement

One course from Flexible Core 2B: U.S. Experience & Its Diversity2
(Recommended: SP-211 Speech Communication)

3

Prerequisite for SP-211: none

Total credits for the term

14


Spring Semester #1

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites1

ENGL 102 English Composition II
(Required Core 1.A. – English Composition)

3

Pre-req.: ENGL 101 or placement

FMP-241 Digital Media Field Production

3

Prerequisite: FMP-141

FMP-245 Introduction to Electronic Media

3

Prerequisite: BE-112/205 and 122/226, placement, or exemption

One course from Flexible Core 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, or 2E2

3

Check individual courses for prerequisites and corequisites

One course from Required Core 1C: Life & Physical Sciences

3-4

Check individual courses for prerequisites and corequisites

Science Laboratory course3

0-1

Corequisite: 3-credit Science course in Required Core 1C

Total credits for the term

16


Fall Semester #2

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites1
FMP-242 Writing for the Screen

3

ENGL-101

FMP-246 Media Criticism

3

Prerequisite: BE-112/205 and 122/226, placement, or exemption

One course from Flexible Core 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, or 2E2

3

Check individual courses for prerequisites and corequisites

One course from Flexible Core 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, or 2E2

3

Check individual courses for prerequisites and corequisites

Free Elective4

3

Check individual courses for prerequisites and corequisites

Total credits for the term

15


Spring Semester #2

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites1
FMP-341 Advanced Editing

3

Prerequisite: FMP-241

FMP-342 Television Studio Production

3

Prerequisite: FMP-241

One course from Flexible Core 2C: Creative Expression2
Recommended: SP-321 Oral Performance for the Actor and Speaker or
FMP-243 American Film History or FMP-244 Elements of Film
3 Check individual courses for prerequisites and corequisites
One course from Flexible Core 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, or 2E2 3 Check individual courses for prerequisites and corequisites

SP-211 or Free Elective4 (if SP-211 taken for Flexible Core 2B)

3

Prerequisite for SP-211: none
Check individual courses for prerequisites and corequisites

Total credits for the term

15

Total credits required for the A.S. in Film and Media Production

60

Notes:

  1. Prerequisites for a course must be passed before taking the course. Corequisites must be passed before taking the course or taken in the same term as the course.
  2. Students must complete one course from each of the Flexible Core categories (2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, and 2E) and one additional course from any one of the categories. If students use major requirements to satisfy the core, they must take additional free electives to reach 60 credits total.
  3. This course is not required for students who take a 4-credit STEM variant course in Required Core 1C.
  4. The following courses are recommended free electives: ARTS-141 Introduction to Photography; ENGL-220 Introduction to Creative Writing; ENGL-221 Creative Writing: Fiction; ENGL-222 Creative Writing: Poetry; ENGL-242 Documentary Film: The New Journalism; ENGL-252 Film and Literature; FMP-243 American Film History; FMP-244 Elements of Film; SP-212 Interpersonal Communication; SP-213 Intercultural Communication; TH-111 Introduction to Theater; TH-120 Acting I; TH-131 Stagecraft I; TH-133 Theatre Production and Design I

All students must complete two (2) WI designated classes to fulfill degree requirements.

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Student Learning Outcomes for Academic Programs

Film and Media Production Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree

General Education Outcomes

A robust general education is founded on the knowledge, concepts, methods, and perspectives that students gain through the study of many academic disciplines. These disciplinary studies stimulate intellectual inquiry, global awareness, and cultural and artistic appreciation: they equip students to make informed judgments and remain engaged beyond the classroom. To that end, QCC promotes educational activities that allow students to demonstrate that they can:

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms
  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
  3. Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life
  4. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning

To support these institutional general education outcomes, the academic departments—through their programs—may also assess the ability of students to:

  • Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study
  • Make ethical judgments while recognizing multiple perspectives, as appropriate in the program of study
  • Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives

Approved by the Academic Senate on February 13, 2018.

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