Requirements for the Associate in Science Degree (AS)

Common core requirements

degree program course listing table
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)
REQUIRED CORE: 1C. Life & Physical Sciences (Select one course)
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)
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

Major requirements for the degree program
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

Additional major requirements for the degree program
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 for the degree program
Courses Credits
Free electives3 3
Subtotal 3

Total Credits Required


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

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.

Campus Cultural Centers

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The KHC uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

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QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

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The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.