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Cinema, Film and Media Studies Pre-Major, AA-DTA Planning Guide

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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.

Multicultural Understanding (5 Credits)

Choose one of the following courses: CMST 203 , CMST 285 , GWS 284 , HIST 245 , HUM 105 , MCS 105 , PSYC 230 , SOC 270 .

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,

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 go for help?

General Academic Advising

FOSS (5000) Building, Rm. 5229  206-546-4559

International Advising

9000 Building, Rm. 9302  206-546-4697

Faculty Advisors

Tony Doupé  206-546-5829 tdoupé Rm 4108
Duygu Monson  206-546-4640 Rm 4109

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.)

Major Information General Transfer Information
Central Washington University
Cornish College of the Arts
Eastern Washington University
Seattle University
The Evergreen State College
University of Washington - Bothell
University of Washington - Seattle
University of Washington - Tacoma
Whitman College

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