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Digital Cinema transfer to Southern Oregon University

Digital Cinema transfer to Southern Oregon University

Associate of Science Degree
Courses for this Program

About the Program

This Associate of Science (AS) degree is based on a signed articulation agreement with Southern Oregon University (SOU). The program is designed for students transferring to its baccalaureate degree program in Digital Cinema. Students completing this degree will meet the requirements for the foundation courses within the Digital Cinema degree requirements. Students must work closely with advisors in their areas of interest to ensure electives are appropriate.

The curriculum allows for 30 core credits within the major area. By completing all appropriate credits (including electives), students will fulfill required lower division coursework for transfer to SOU. Students should be aware, however, that if they transfer before completing this degree, their courses will be evaluated individually toward the transfer requirements of the college of their choice.

Program Learning Outcomes

The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. The program learning outcome for the Digital Cinema Transfer to Southern Oregon University degree is:

Problem Solving: Solve communication problems and carry projects from creation through to the production process; including the skills of problem identification, research and information gathering, analysis, generation of alternative solutions, prototyping, user testing, integration of feedback and the evaluation of outcomes.

Communication: Describe and respond to the audiences and contexts, which communication solutions must address, including recognition of the physical, cognitive, cultural, and social human factors that shape creative decisions.

Demonstration: Create and develop visual concepts in response to communication problems, including an understanding of the principles of visual organization, information hierarchy, symbolic representation, aesthetics, and the construction of original meaningful narratives.

Technique: Understand tools and technology, including their roles in the creation, reproduction, and distribution of visual messages. Relevant tools and technologies include drawing, photography, time-based and interactive media.

Application: Be able both to determine the mode(s) of production required to achieve a specific product and to demonstrate level-appropriate mastery of skills, manual and/or digital, necessary to achieve those products.

Aesthetic Fluency: Recognize and apply aesthetic principles of history, theory, and criticism from a variety of perspectives, including those of art history, linguistics, communication and information theory, technology, and the social and cultural use of objects.
Professionalism: Employ the basic business practices and trade ethics related to the video arts, including the ability to organize projects and to work productively in client and team relationships in the implementation and evaluation of projects.

Portfolio: Organize and present a portfolio of work that gives evidence of the skills, knowledge, and abilities to begin a film career or transfer to a four-year college for additional study.

Entry Requirements

Students are required to complete the Placement Process to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading, and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within their skill level as determined through the Placement Process. In addition, students may also be required to enroll in classes that would increase their employability and success.

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited universities will be accepted in accordance with college policies. In order to ensure that coursework is current, program courses over five years old must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate department chair before being accepted toward core requirements.

Graduation Requirements

The Associate of Science degree will be awarded to students who complete all credits in this program with a grade of “C” or better. Certain required courses are also graded on a pass/no pass basis only. A grade of “P” for these courses indicates a student earned the equivalent of a “C” or better grade.

Course No.
Course Title
CIS/CS__ Approved Computer Information Science or Computer Science class, CIS120/CS120 or above or documented computer proficiency within the past ten years 0-2
MTH95 Intermediate Algebra or MTH96 Applied Algebra II or designated placement score 0-4
WR115 Introduction to Expository Writing or designated placement score 0-3
  Total Prerequisite Credits 0-9
General Education Requirements
Course No.
Course Title
ART131 Introduction to Drawing 3
COMM225 Small Group Communication and Problem-solving or
COMM111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking or
COMM218 Interpersonal Communication 
CIS195 Web Authoring I (HTML/CSS)  4
LIB127 Introduction to Academic Research 1
MTH105 Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics or higher level math 2 4-5
MUS208 Film Music 3
WR121 English Composition I 4
WR122 English Composition II 4
WR241 Imaginative Writing I 4
  Approved humanities electives 3 9-12
  Approved science electives w/lab 4 8-10
  Approved social science electives 5 12-16
  Total General Education Requirements 60-70
Core Requirements
Course No.
Course Title
DDM125 Introduction to Digital Photography 3
DDM130 Introduction to Web Graphics 3
DDM160 Digital Imaging (Photoshop) 3
DDM170 Motion Graphics (After-Effects) 3
DDM180 Introduction to Digital Video (Premiere) 3
DDM181 Advanced Digital Video 3
DDM190 Introduction to Animation (Animate) 3
DDM200 Survey of Design and Film History 3
DDM229 Portfolio and Professional Practices 3
DDM230 Studio Capstone 3
  Total Core Credits 30
Total Program Credits

Required for Graduation

2 Students may also take MTH111, MTH112, MTH211 and MTH212, MTH243 or MTH251. The Bachelor of Science degree requires two courses (7 or more credits) of math, designated programming, statistics or logic courses. The second course may be completed at RCC or SOU. See an advisor for details.

3 Approved Humanities Electives

(Complete at least three courses from the following list, 9-12 credits, or a sufficient number of electives to meet the total degree requirements of at least 90 credits, if not taken as a general education requirement.)
Course No.
Course Title
ART132 Introduction to Drawing 3
ART204,205,206 History of Art I, II, III 4-4-4
COMM115 Introduction to Intercultural Communication 4
ENG104,105,106 Introduction to Literature 4-4-4
ENG107,108,109 World Literature 4-4-4
ENG201.202 Shakespeare I, II 4-4
ENG204,205,206 Survey of English Literature 4-4-4
ENG253,254,255 Survey of American Literature 4-4-4
ENG257 African American Literature 4
ENG260 Introduction to Women Writer 4
ENG275 The Bible as Literature 4
HUM101,102,103 Introduction to Humanities 4-4-4
HUM215,216,217,218,219 Native American Arts and Cultures 4-4-4-4-4
MUS105 Music Appreciation 3
MUS108 Music in World Cultures 4
MUS201 Introduction to Western Music 4
MUS205 History of Jazz 3
MUS206 Introduction to Rock Music 3
MUS261,262,263 History of Western Music I, II, III 4-4-4
MUS264,265,266 History of Rock I, II, III 3-3-3
PHL101,102,103 Philosophical Problems/Ethics/Critical Reasoning 4-4-4
REL201 World Religions 4
REL243 Nature, Religion and Ecology 4
SPAN201, SPAN202, SPAN203 Second Year Spanish I, II, III 4-4-4
TA141 Fundamentals of Acting 4
WR242,243 Imaginative Writing II, III 4-4
3 Approved Science Electives

(Complete at least two courses, two of which must have labs, from the following list, 8-10 credits. Note that one course can be a regional field studies course.)

Course No.
Course Title
BI101, BI102, BI103 Introduction to Biology I, II, III with lab 4-4-4
BI121, BI122 Elementary Anatomy and Physiology I, II with lab 4-4
BI211, BI212, BI213 General Biology I, II, III with lab 4-4-4
BI231, BI232, BI233 Anatomy and Physiology I, II, III with lab 4-4-4
BI234 Microbiology with lab 4
CHEM104 Introductory Chemistry with lab and Recitation 5
CHEM105 Introductory Organic Chemistry with lab 4
CHEM106 Introductory Biochemistry with lab 4
CHEM221, CHEM222, CHEM223 General Chemistry I, II, III with lab and Recitation 5-5-5
G101, G102, G103 Introduction to Geology I, II, III with lab 4-4-4
GS104, GS106, GS107, GS108 Physical Science with lab 4-4-4-4-
GS170 * Regional Field Geology with lab 4
PH201, PH202, PH203 General Physics I, II, III with lab and Recitation 5-5-5
PH211, PH212, PH213 General Physics (Calculus Based) I, II, III with lab and Recitation 5-5-5
4 Approved Social Science Electives

(Complete at least three courses from the following list, 9-12 credits.)

Course No.
Course Title
ANTH110, ANTH150 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology/Archaeology 4-4
BA101 Introduction to Business 4
BA218 Personal Finance 3
CJ120 Introduction to the Judicial Process 4
CJ200 / SOC244 Introduction to Criminology 4
CJ243 / SOC243 Drugs, Crime and Addiction 4
COMM237 Communication and Gender 4
ECON115 Introduction to Economics 3
ECON201, ECON202 Principles of Microeconomics/Macroeconomics 4-4
GEOG110 Introduction to Cultural and Human Geography 3
GEOG120 World Regional Geography 3
HE250, HPE295 Personal Health/Health and Fitness for Life 3-3
HST104 World Civilizations: Prehistory - Middle Ages 4
HST105 World Civilizations: Byzantium - Present 4
HST201 U.S. History through Reconstruction 4
HST202 U.S. History: Post-Reconstruction - Present 4
IS110 Introduction to International Studies I 4
PS201,202,203 American Government I, II, III 3-3-3
PSY101 Psychology of Human Relations 3
PSY119 Psychology of Personal Growth 4
PSY201, PSY202 General Psychology I, II 4-4
PSY215 Life Span Human Development 4
PSY219 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology 4
PSY231 Human Sexuality 3
SOC204, SOC205 Introduction to Sociology, American Society 4-4
SOC211 Social Deviance and Social Control 3
SOC213 Race and Ethnicity in the U.S. 4
SOC218 Sociology of Gender 4
SOC225 Social Problems and Solutions 4
SOC228 Environment and Society 4
SOC230 Introduction to Gerontology 4
SOC235/HST259 The Chicano/Latino Historical Experience 4
For more information, contact the Visual Arts & Design Department:

Grants Pass: 541- 956-7410
Medford: 541-245-7527
Toll free in Oregon: 800-411-6508, Ext. 7213 or Ext. 7527
Web address:
TTY:  541-956-7338 or 541-245-7587