Film Studies Certificate of Achievement - Active
Department: Cinema
Approval: May 2019
Effective Semester: Spring 2020

The Film Studies Certificate of Achievement teaches students to think critically about the culture, aesthetics, and technology of film and media. The expansive curriculum of the certificate develops an understanding of media production as a global enterprise. The certificate prepares students for further study in the Film Studies AA major and transfer to upper division film/cinema programs at four-year colleges and universities.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

The minimum time for completion of this certificate is 2 semesters. Completion time will vary based on student preparation and number of units or classes completed per semester. The majority of required courses for the certificate are offered online in the Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters.

Courses Required for the Certificate of Achievement in Film Studies
Course Units
Required courses:
CINE 20A - Film History: Evolution of Film Expression 3.00
CINE 20B - Film History: Contemporary Film Expression 3.00
CINE 21 - Introduction to Film Studies 3.00
Total: 9.00
Choose 6 units from the following Film History/Studies elective courses:
CINE 18 - American Cinema 3.00
CINE 19 - Documentary, Digital Media and Society 3.00
CINE 22 - The Documentary Tradition 3.00
CINE 23A - Films of Alfred Hitchcock 3.00
CINE 23B - Focus on Film Noir 3.00
Total: 6.00
Choose 3 units from the following elective courses:
ASAM 30 - Asian American Issues Through Film 3.00
ASIA 15 - Asian Societies and Cultures through Film 3.00
ASIA 30 - Manga and Anime 3.00
BCST 101 - Media Literacy 3.00
BCST 103 - Mass Media and Society 3.00
CINE 24 - Basic Film Production 4.00
CMST 8 - Rhetoric of Popular Culture 3.00
ENGL 61 - Literature and Film 3.00
IDST 14 - American Cultures in Literature and Film 3.00
LGBT 11 - Film Expression: History of Queer Film 3.00
LGBT 12 - Contemporary LGBTQ Film 3.00
LGBT 75 - Queer Cinema in the 1970s 3.00
PHST 30 - Philippine Society and Culture Through Film 3.00
WGST 10 - Women and Film 3.00
Total: 3.00 - 4.00
Total: 18.00 - 19.00