CURRICULAR GUIDE

Motion Picture Direction
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0900  (Effective Fall 2002 - Summer 2007)

Motion pictures bring together elements from all the other arts: writing,
photography, theater, music, dance, and all the visual arts. The Motion Picture
Direction program gives students extensive practical experience working with
other artists and technicians to create dramatic, documentary, experimental, or
animated films. The degree is designed for students who wish to become
screenwriters, directors, and film editors, the people who guide the film story-
telling process. Entry-level jobs include production assistants as well as
apprentices and interns in specialized roles with independent film production
companies, advertising firms, and major film studios. Not all courses in this
program transfer to all colleges.  Students planning to transfer should see an
academic advisor or counselor before enrolling in any course.

Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section for
skills assessment and advising information.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a mathematics
competency requirement. To fulfill the mathematics competency requirement,
students may need to complete specific course work in mathematics.  See the
General Education Core Requirements section for information on how to fulfill
these requirements.

Contact the Visual Arts and Media Department, Academic and Office Facility, Room
208, telephone number (517) 483-1574.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 20 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
FILM 118    Film Production I                                                4
FILM 226    Film Production II                                               4
FILM 227    Film Production III                                              4
IMAG 111    Intro to Photographic Tech I                                     4
WRIT 121    Composition I                                                    4

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                               TOTAL: 40-42 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                             9 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area (See Note 1)                                   0
            Speech Communication Core Area                                   3
            Science/Technology Core Area                                     3
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area                      3
            Mathematics Competency (See the General Education Core
            Requirement section on how to fulfill this mathematics
            requirement.  Course work may be needed.)

CHOICE 2:   Techniques and Technology                               25 Credits
ARTS 102    2-Dimensional Design                                             3
ARTS 171    Computer Graphics/Photography                                    3
ARTS 195    Employ/Busn Issues for Artists                                   1
FILM 203    Topics in Film/Animation                                         3
FILM 220    Screenwriting                                                    3
MTEC 120    Audio Production I                                               4
MTEC 152    Video Production Techniques                                      3
MTEC 153    Video Post-Production Technqs                                    3
STEC 140    Theatrical Make-Up/Wardrobe                                      3
THEA 120    Introduction to Acting                                           2
THEA 220    Play Directing                                                   3
WRIT 260    Creative Writing I                                               3
WRIT 282    Forum for Authors                                                3

CHOICE 3:   Social Issues                                          3-4 Credits
ENGL 240    The Film as Art                                                  4
MTEC 243    Ethics/Social Impact of Media (See Note 2)                       3

CHOICE 4:   Capstone Project                                       3-4 Credits
FILM 281    Motion Picture Internship                                        3
FILM 290    Motion Picture Portfolio                                         4

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   60

1.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.
2.    Students in this curriculum may be granted approval to waive the
      prerequisites for this course by contacting an advisor in the Visual Arts
      and Media Department prior to registration.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have transferred
in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill) should contact
an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

I                 II                III               IV
FILM 118          FILM 226          FILM 227          Lim.Ch.
IMAG 111          Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.
WRIT 121          Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.
Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.
Lim.Ch.                                               Lim.Ch.