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Cinema Arts (AA)


Please note:  These requirements are based on 2018-2019 LAVC Catalog.

Complete a minimum of 60 degree applicable semester units consisting of required courses for major, general education and elective courses as needed.  Some major courses may double count for general education.  Each major course must be completed with a grade of C or higher. Download Graduation Petition Form and return the completed form to the Admissions and Records Office early in your last semester of completing the requirements.  Indicate the degree(s) and general education plan(s) you are completing. For the latest degree requirements, please see the LAVC catalog.


Complete the following 9 required courses

Course Course Title UNITS
Cinema 101* Beginning Film Production Workshop 3
Cinema 102 Film Genres 3
Cinema 103 Diversity in Film 3
Cinema 105 History of Motion Pictures 3
Cinema 107 Understanding Motion Pictures 3
Cinema 110* Motion Picture Sound 3
Cinema 115* Cinematography 3
Cinema 120*  Film Editing 3
Cinema 125* Film Production Workshop 3

Complete One Course from The Following

Course Course Title UNITS
Brdcstg 25 Radio/TV/Film Writing  3
Brdcstg 46 Fundamentals of Television Production 4
Cinema 104 History of Documentary Film 3
Cinema 106 The Art of Animation and Special Effects  3
Cinema 111 Developing Content for Movies 3
Mediart 100 Introduction to Media Arts  3
Mediart 101* Introduction to Digital Film/Video Production 3
Mediart 118* Directing 3
Music 165 Introduction to Recording Arts 3

Required general education units: 30-31

Follow Associate Degree General Education Requirements – LACCD Plan to meet general education unit requirements.

Required general education units: 21

Required degree applicable elective units: 3

Total units required: 60

*This course has a prerequisite or a corequisite.
#Cross-referenced course.