As a popular art form, film is a prominent medium in our society. Students invest a great deal of time and money enjoying a medium that is capable of shaping audiences’ cultural lives. The academic rationale for the Film Studies Option is to combine creative and critical thinking. As a result, students will receive a rigorous understanding of film criticism, screenwriting, and filmmaking. Film Studies will investigate the psychological, social, technical, and critical aspects of this medium, particularly focusing on how the medium can manipulate audiences.
Film Studies completes and complements the existing Communications Options in Journalism and Broadcasting. It is designed to be interdisciplinary in nature, drawing on the combined skills of professors from the Journalism, Broadcasting, and Fine Arts options.
The Liberal Arts AA at SCCC is designed for students who wish to transfer into 4-year Bachelor of Ars programs. In September 2008, the governor and state legislature created a law that established a statewide transfer agreement for students transferring with a degree from a New Jersey community college to a New Jersey public four-year college or university. Students can now seamlessly transfer their academic credits from a completed community college Associate of Arts (A.A.) to a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or from a completed Associate of Science (A.S.) to a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program at New Jersey’s public four-year colleges and universities. Our Counseling & Advising Center can help you with transfer questions. More information on this opportunity is available at njtransfer.org.
Courses in the program such as “Cinematography,” “Writing for the Media,” and “Critical Analysis of the Cinema,” have been running for nearly a decade and enjoy a 100 percent transfer record to Rutgers, Montclair, and William Paterson universities, to name only a few four-year institutions.