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Cinema Arts Theory (AA & Certificate of Achievement)


Please note:  These requirements are based on 2021-2022 LAVC Catalog.

Each major course must be completed with a grade of C or higher. To explore career and academic pathway options, visit the LAVC Program Mapper.

Students who plan to graduate and/or transfer should first meet with a Counselor to review and submit a Petition for Graduation early in the semester before they are expected to complete their requirements. Online Graduation Petitions that are submitted without a counselor's approval will require a counselor's review and approval in order for it to be processed. For the latest program requirements, check the LAVC catalog.


Complete the following 2 required courses

Course Course Title UNITS
CINEMA 105 History of Motion Pictures 3
CINEMA 107 Understanding Motion Pictures 3

Complete 4 courses from the following

Course Course Title UNITS
CINEMA 102 Film Genres 3
CINEMA 103 Diversity in Film 4
CINEMA 104 History of Documentary Film 3
CINEMA 106 The Art of Animation and Effects 3
CINEMA 113 History of Animation 3
CINEMA 114 Master Filmmakers 3

Total units required: 18

*This course has a prerequisite or a corequisite