Cinematic Arts (CIN.AA)

Program Outcomes 

Program outcomes represent broad areas of knowledge and skills developed over the duration
of the program through a wide range of courses and experiences. These learning outcomes
represent what a student should be able to know, think, or do upon successful completion of
their program at Oakland Community College.

  • Students will analyze the communicative impact of film through an analysis of both form and content.
  • Students will demonstrate a global understanding of key events/concepts in film history.
  • Students will make effective use of video production equipment when creating their digital videos.

Program Plan 2023-2024

Full Time - Fall Start

**Students should meet with an OCC counselor before attempting this plan of study**

Year 1 - Fall

Gen Ed* MTA English Composition - See catalog 3
Gen Ed* MTA Mathematics - See catalog 3
PHO 1800 Fundamentals of Digital Video 4
 Elective Required Elective Courses - See catalog  3

Year 1 - Winter 

Gen Ed* MTA Lab Science - See catalog 4
Gen Ed* MTA Communication - See catalog 3
HUM 1900* Introduction to Film 3
PHO 2800  Advanced Digital Video 4

Year 1 - Summer 

Elective* Any Course 1000 or higher                     3   
Elective*         Any Course 1000 or higher    2
  Total Credits 5

Year 2 - Fall

ENG 2780            Introduction to Playwriting and Screenwriting 3    
PHO 2803 Special Projects in Ditital Video 3
Gen Ed* MTA Science - See catalog** 4
1*HUM 2101 Topics in Film: World Cinema 3
Elective Required Elective Course - See catalog 3
  Total Credits 16

MILESTONE: Make and appointment to meet with a counselor to apply for graduation for this degree.

** Different science discipline from the lab course.

* Students can take HUM 2104 (offered in the Winter) or HUM 2101 (offered in the Fall) both are not required.

1 Cannot be reused if already selected as a Required Specialty Course.

Year 2 - Winter

Gen Ed* MTA Social Science - See catalog 3
Gen Ed* MTA Social Science - See catalog 3
1*HUM 2104 Introduction to Documentary                  3
Elective* Any Course 1000 or higher 3
  Total Credits 12

* Offered in online formats

* Students can take HUM 2104 (offered in the Winter) or HUM 2101 (offered in the Fall) both are not required.


To receive the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) endorsement, students must fulfill the requirements noted for each MTA category and successfully complete at least 30 credits.  All coursework used to fulfill MTA requirements must be completed with a grade of 2.0 or higher in EACH course.