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Media Arts and Film Technology - AAS

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Media Arts and Film Technology is designed to prepare students with entry-level job skills in the media industry. The program focuses on the use of media technology as well as the basics of visual design and composition. The curriculum offers theory, research and hands-on experience with an emphasis on developing proficiency in the use of multimedia tools and computer software.

Students interested in employment opportunities as Film Technicians in the film industry are encouraged to complete program electives: MMC154, MMC170, MMC174, MMC178 and MMC270.

Degree Requirements

The follow degree requirements are for the 2015-2018 Catalog. For other catalogs, please see Catalogs

Minimum of 60 Credit Hours

General Education Core (36 credit hours)
Area I. Communications (9 credit hours)
ENG111 Freshman Composition I 3
ENG115 Freshman Composition II 3
Choose One (3 credit hours)
SPCH111 Public Speaking 3
SPCH112 Interpersonal Communication 3
Area II. Mathematics (4 credit hours)
MATH180 College Algebra 4
Area III. Laboratory Science (8 credit hours)
BIO105 Biology for Non-Majors 4
BIO110 General Biology I 4
BIO111 General Biology II 4
BIO201 Medical Microbiology 4
BIO217 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO218 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
CHEM105 Introduction to Chemistry 4
CHEM111 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM112 General Chemistry II 4
ENVS102 Environmental Science 4
GEOL101 Survey of Earth Science 4
GEOL202 Earth History 4
PHYS111 Introduction to Physics 4
PHYS115 General Physics I 4
PHYS116 General Physics II 4
PHYS161 Calculus Physics I 4
PHYS162 Calculus Physics II 4
Area IV. Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credit hours)
ANTH103 Introduction to Anthropology 3
ANTH221 Cultures of the World 3
ECON208 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON209 Principles of Microeconomics 3
POLS151 American National Government 3
POLS167 State and Local Government 3
PSYC101 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Area V. Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credit hours)
ART110 Introduction to Art 3
ART210 Art History 3
HIST101 Western Civilization to 1500 3
HIST102 Western Civilization from 1500 3
HIST161 American History to 1865 3
HIST162 American History from 1865 3
HIST220 History of New Mexico 3
MUS108 Music Appreciation 3
MUS208 Music History 3
PHIL101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
THEO222 History of Christianity 3
THEO232 World Religions 3
THTR110 Introduction to Theater 3
Any 100 or 200 level literature course is accepted.

Program Requirements (18 credit hours)
MMC101 Intrdn to Mass Media Cmnctns 3
MMC105 Visual Concepts 3
MMC115 Principles of Multimedia 3
MMC130 Introduction to Media Arts 3
MMC135 Intrdctn to Digital Filmmaking 3
MMC295 Media Capstone 3

Approved Electives (6 credit hours)
MMC120 Screenwriting 3
MMC138 Intrdctn to Digital Photography 3
MMC154 Intrdtn to Film Prodctn Workflow 3
MMC161 Introduction to Film History 3
MMC170 Film Crew I 3
MMC174 On-Set Production Techniques 3
MMC178 Location Production Techniques 3
MMC211 Media Ethics 3
MMC230 Intermediate Media Arts 3
MMC235 Intermediate Digital Filmmaking 3
MMC250 Mass Media Internship 3
MMC270 Film Crew II 12
THTR125 Acting I 3