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Media Arts: Screenwriting (AA & Certificate of Achievement)


Please note:  These requirements are based on 2021-2022 LAVC Catalog.  For the Certificates of Achievement, no general education courses are necessary.

Complete a minimum of 60 transferrable 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. 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 degree requirements, check the LAVC catalog.

Complete the following 5 required courses

Course Course Title UNITS
CINEMA 105 History of Motion Pictures 3
CINEMA 107 Understanding Motion Pictures 3
MEDIART 100 The Entertainment Industry: Breaking In 3
MEDIART 116 Introduction to Screenwriting 3
MEDIART 129 Mythology, Spirituality and the Art of Story 3

Complete 1 course from the following:

Course Course Title UNITS
CINEMA 101*  Beginning Film Production 3
MEDIART 101* Introduction to Digital Film Production 3

Complete 1 course from the following:

Course Course Title UNITS
MEDIART 130*  Advanced Screenwriting 3
MEDIART 131* Advanced Episodic Writing 3

Total units required for major: 21

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

Required general education units: 21

Required degree applicable elective units: 6

Total units required: 48

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