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The Film Studies curriculum provides a space for students to engage with films of all varieties, towards the goal of sharpening their media literacy skills. NVC’s program is designed for students who are interested in studying the multiple functions of film, with the goal of transferring to a four-year institution, developing professional skills, or self-enrichment.

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The Film Studies program at NVC is designed to produce critical thought about the medium of cinema and provides students with an opportunity to examine its aesthetic and entertainment value, commercial and business interests, and capacity to represent popular social and cultural ideologies. Students develop a vocabulary for evaluating films in their theoretical, cultural, and historical context; analyze commercial aspects of the trade; and learn the phases of the production process.  The AS-T in Film Studies provides a foundation in the discipline for students who wish to transfer to Baccalaureate programs for film, television and electronic media majors in the CSU system.

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Film Studies graduates can work in a variety of roles related to film production, criticism, and appreciation. In addition, their analytical and research skills and writing experience are in demand in commercial creative occupations such as advertising, marketing, and corporate communications.

  • Film festival producers and programmers
  • Film Critic
  • Arts and Entertainment writer
  • Film and video archivists
  • Digital content producers
  • Copywriters
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After NVC

Collectively, CSU Long Beach, CSU Los Angeles, and CSU Northridge offer 11 film and television undergraduate degrees, with emphases that include emerging media, criticism, and production. Visit the Transfer Center to explore your options, and consult with NVC Counseling to pick the appropriate prerequisites for your intended destination.