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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, mathadvising@shoreline.edu.

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  advising@shoreline.edu  www.shoreline.edu/advising

International Advising

9000 Building, Rm. 9302  206-546-4697  ieadvisors@shoreline.edu  www.shoreline.edu/international/advising/

Faculty Advisors

Tony Doupé  206-546-5829 tdoupé@shoreline.edu Rm 4108
Duygu Monson  206-546-4640 dmonson@shoreline.edu 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 http://www.cwu.edu/admissions/transfer-admission-criteria
Cornish College of the Arts https://www.cornish.edu/admission/apply/transfer/
Eastern Washington University https://www.ewu.edu/apply/transfer/
Seattle University https://www.seattleu.edu/undergraduate-admissions/apply/transfer/
The Evergreen State College http://tinyurl.com/zhyjy3s
University of Washington - Bothell https://www.uwb.edu/admissions/apply/transfer
University of Washington - Seattle https://admit.washington.edu/Apply/Transfer/
University of Washington - Tacoma https://www.tacoma.uw.edu/admissions/transfer-admission
Whitman College http://tinyurl.com/z8vuwn9

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