Media Communications

Associate of Arts Degree
AA-SR 60405
Advisor: Glen Cashetta

This program prepares students for entry-level employment in the media communications industry and allows for transfer into a 4-year film program. Students will have the opportunity to develop skills in film production, audio, lighting, cinematography, and editing. Students will also complete courses that will provide them with the basics of film as an artform with classes encompassing film history, theory and aesthetics. By completion of the program, students will have developed and produced various video projects.

Curriculum Requirements
MDC 150
Video Production
3 credits
MDC 180
Video Editing I
3 credits
MDC 212
Writing the Screenplay
3 credits
MDC 220
Principles of Filmmaking
3 credits
MDC 250
Documentary Video Production
3 credits
MDC 252
Sports Production I
1 credit
MDC 253
Sports Production II
1 credit
MDC 254
Cinema Style Video Production
3 credits
MDC 280
Video Editing II
3 credits
MDC 290
Media Communications Capstone Project
1 credit
Total Curriculum Requirements - 24 credits
General Education Requirements

AGEC-A . To complete your General Education requirements, one of the courses taken to fulfill degree requirements must be designated as an Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry course and another must be designated as a Global/International/Historical Awareness course.

ENG 101
Written Communications I
3 credits
ENG 102
Written Communications II
3 credits
Select from list here
3 to 5 credits
Lab Science
Select two lab science courses from the list here
8 credits
MDC 100
Introduction to Film Studies
3 credits
MDC 115
Cinematic Storytelling
3 credits
MDC 200
Film History (GIH)
3 credits
Social Sciences
MDC 102
Introduction to Media Communications (DI)
3 credits
Select one additional Social Science course from the list here .
3 credits
Select courses from the Options category here to complete the 35 General Education credits required.
1 to 3 credits
Total General Education Requirements - 35  credits 

Courses listed in Curriculum Requirements that qualify for General Education credit (see the General Education section of the catalog) may fulfill both General Education and Curriculum Requirements unless General Education Requirements are specified in the major .

Elective Requirements

Select from the Elective or Better list here or choose electives from the list of courses in the Arizona Higher Education Course Equivalency Guide (CEG) located at https:// aztransmac2 .asu .edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/CEG . Scroll to the bottom and select Elective or Better Report under CEG Reports and information . Click on Eastern Arizona College . If you plan to transfer to any University other than the three Arizona State Universities, consult with an advisor from the school as you make your selections .
THC 236   Introduction to Scene Design   3 credits

Total Elective Requirements - 1 credit
Total Minimum Degree Requirements - 60 credits

In addition to completing the required courses listed above with a grad of "C" or better, you must meet the following general graduation requirements to obtain this degree:

  • Complete at least 16 degree credits at Eastern Arizona College.
  • Attain a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher.
  • File a Graduation Petition through your Gila Hank Online account at least 60 calendar days prior to the end of the semester in which graduation is anticipated.
  • Remove any indebtedness to the College.