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Where does my path start?
You will complete an Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) at Shoreline.
Once you complete your Shoreline degree, you can transfer to a four-year school to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Cinema, Film and/or Media Studies.
Cinema, Film and/or Media Studies are excellent majors for graduate studies in Film, Fine Arts, Humanities, Gender and Women’s Studies, International/Global Studies, History and Social Sciences, Business and Education.
What courses should I take?
This unofficial guide is intended to support you as you prepare for your major. Please consult with an advisor and your chosen four-year school(s), as program and admissions requirements vary and may change without notice.
General Education - 20 Credits
Courses used in General Education (Gen Ed) Core may not be used for distribution.
Communication (10 Credits)
Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 Credits)
Choose one of the following classes:
MATH& 107 , MATH 111 , MATH& 141 , MATH& 142 , MATH& 146 , MATH& 148 , MATH& 151 , MATH& 152 , MATH& 163 , MATH 207 , MATH 208 , MATH 211 , MATH& 264 , PHIL& 120
* Students planning to transfer to the University of Washington must consult Math Advising, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Distribution Requirements - 45 Credits
Humanities (15 Credits)
Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Art and Drama) in Humanities . Maximum of 5 credits allowed in Performance/Skills courses. No more than 5 credits in a world language at the 100 level. Recommended: ART 234 , Art History, Communications, Drama, Literature, Philospophy, World Languages. Strongly recommended: CINEM 201 .
Social Sciences (15 Credits)
Select courses from the Social Sciences course list. Recommended: Anthropology, Equity and Social Justice, Gender and Women’s Studies, History, International studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology. Strongly recommended: CMST& 102 .
Natural Sciences (15 Credits)
Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g.Biology and Physics) in Natural Sciences . At least 10 credits required in Physical, Earth, and/or Biological Sciences, including at least 5 credits of lab science. Maximum 5 credits from Other Science courses.
General Electives - Minimum 25 Credits
Select courses from distribution areas above. 15 credits of Film/Video courses can apply toward the AA degree. Recommended: ART 234 (if not used above), Anthropology, Communication, Drama, Equity and Social Justice, Gender and Women’s Studies, International Studies, Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and World Languages. A maximum of 15 credits allowed for restricted/vocational courses, and a maximum of 3 credits allowed in Physical Education. Please see the lists of Restricted Electives and Elective Courses (Non-restricted).
Where can I transfer and what does my chosen four-year school require?
Before choosing classes, become familiar with the four-year program where you want to apply: visit the website, email the department, and/or speak with a Shoreline advisor. Below are examples from Washington schools with different admissions and graduation requirements. Check with the school for world language requirements. (Non-native speakers of English are often exempt from this requirement.)