The Film A.A. degree is designed as a 4-term program, primarily intended for transfer to a 4-year college or university. Students will learn basic technical film production skills with an emphasis on working together as a team to deliver aesthetic content, while satisfying general education requirements for university transfer. Please consult an advisor for information about this program.
Some courses are not eligible for Financial Aid. Please check the list here when considering a course.
Many of the courses in this program are transferable and some may be applied to four-year degree programs at other institutions. CNM currently has transfer agreements with many colleges and universities in New Mexico and elsewhere.
The program listed below is designed to meet the requirements for an Associate of Arts in Film from CNM and prepare a student to obtain a Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Arts in Film from Seattle Film Institute (SFI). SFI classes are currently offered in Seattle and New Mexico. CNM students will choose from one of three concentrations: Filmmaking, Motion Picture and Graphic Effects, or Film Acting, all of which correspond with SFI concentrations.
Students interested in transferring to SFI should consult an SFI advisor. Students from CNM seeking a baccalaureate degree may also transfer to other institutions. Students should always refer to the catalog of their intended transfer institution for specific admission and curricular requirements. Students should also consult an advisor with CNM Advisement.
Students completing this degree should be planning to transfer to a 4-year and possibly graduate level work in Film. This educational track could lead to a career in Directing, Producing, Screen Writing, or other above-the-line occupations.
Ten Year Rule for CTE Courses
Career and technical education courses in this program will qualify for credit for a period of ten academic years. Due to changing technologies, trends, and professional demands, courses completed ten or more years in the past will satisfy program requirements only if they are approved by the instructional school in which they were offered. Cohorted programs may have additional restrictions.