Cinema, Film and Media Studies

Program Description

The 90-credit Associate in Arts transfer degree is designed to meet the general education requirements at Washington State four-year institutions and prepares students for 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.

Cinema, Film and Media Studies — What is it?

From silent and black and white films to color, animation, and digital imagery, Cinema and Media Studies explores the history, theory and impact of media around the world. Through the study of film and mass media, students examine the role of media in society within historical, social and cultural contexts. Students have an opportunity to learn film and media production including screenwriting, journalism, directing, cinematography, photography, lighting and editing.

Contemporary issues in Cinema, Film and Media Studies:

Film as an Art Form, Cultural Imperialism, Racial and Gender Stereotyping, Media Conglomeration, Philosophical and Ethical Issues, Social Justice and Responsibility, International and Independent Films, Historical Interpretation, Film critique, Documentary Film, and Film Conservation.

Contact Us
Faculty and Advising
Shoreline Community College
16101 Greenwood Avenue N
Shoreline, WA 98133-5696
  Tony Doupé
Room 1527
Phone 206-546-5829
  Ruth Gregory
Room 1529
Phone 206-546-4789   
  Kris Boustedt
Room 1530
Phone 206-546-4772
Length of Program:

90 Credits Completion Award: A.A. Degree

Career Opportunities What can I do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Cinema and Media Studies?

Graduates of Cinema, Film and Media Studies develop knowledge and skills to work in all aspects of the film industry to include film and video production, television studio production, screenwriting, directing, casting, lighting, editing, film analysis, storytelling, marketing and sales, public relations, conservation, research and development, photography, journalism and publishing.

Potential employers include:

Film Studios, Television Studios, Museums, Historical Societies, Public and Private Schools, Colleges and Universities, Publishing and Media Companies, Businesses, Public Interest Groups and Non-Profit Organizations. For more, please visit Career Counseling.

Program Outcomes
  • Demonstrate knowledge of professional set behavior, collaboration techniques and ethics.
  • Explain the basic history, theory and aesthetics of film and video production.
Transfer Possibilities — Where can I transfer?

An Associate Degree from Shoreline  makes it possible for students to transfer to public and private colleges and universities throughout the U.S. with junior standing. Shoreline also has agreements with several universities to make transferring even easier. Please visit our transfer agreements page for a list of those options.  For transfer within Washington State, we offer a special degree called the AA-DTA. For international students, Shoreline also has conditional admission agreements that allow a student to be simultaneously accepted by Shoreline and a university of the student's choosing.