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    Feb 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED]

Film and Digital Media, AA

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Film and Digital Media (FDM) is an interdisciplinary program that combines Film Studies with Digital Film/Video Production. The curriculum combines media criticism, history, social and cultural studies, and aesthetic analysis with hands-on creative practice. Students will examine the past, present, and emerging media environment in terms of artistic movements, historical context, technological changes, cultural and social representation, and the impact of digitization. Combined coursework from both disciplines will provide students with skills to produce original creative content for film and video projects. The program will enable students to develop sophisticated methods for examining and creating critical media culture.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to identify, analyze, and critically examine media texts in terms of historical context, stylistic movements, and representation.
  • Demonstrate the ability to create time-based media by effectively utilizing the appropriate hardware and software.
  • Produce an original and creative work of time-based media that demonstrates knowledge and application of film studies critical methodologies.

Total Units Required: 24

To earn the associate degree:

See Earning an Associate Degree  for associate degree graduation requirements.

To transfer:

Courses required for the associate degree major at IVC may not be the same as those required for the major at a four-year school. If you plan to transfer, consult a counselor to identify the courses needed for the major at your transfer school and to develop a plan that will best meet your goals. View more information about transferring at Transfer to a Four-Year Institution .

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