Program Overview

Students who choose the Associate in Arts Degree in Film Studies may enjoy a completely online degree program that allows them to earn a high quality education from the comfort of their home. This degree program provides flexibility and convenience for non-traditional students who already are employment and wish to complete coursework during times that fit their schedule. With online learning, students are able to earn their degree without compromising life obligations.

The A.A. Degree in Film Studies can be completed in as little as two years. Students are required to complete core courses and elective coursework in order to earn their degree. This program prepares participants to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree. The curriculum explores topics in screenwriting, theatre appreciation, and mass media and society. In addition to these topics, the program provides students with knowledge of various types of film. Graduates will have obtained expert knowledge on American film, world cinema, film genres, experimental film, film comedy, documentary film, and as well as others. Students will study great directors and how to direct for the camera, which may be utilized in future careers.

Upon completion of this program, students may further their education or become employed in this field. Film Studies majors may find jobs in areas of art, design, and the film industry. Graduates may be eligible for positions as directors, editors, operators, runners, or various other positions related to film. Individuals who are employed in this industry typically show a great amount of dedication and passion for their careers.

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    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

    School Overview

    Santa Barbara City College is a comprehensive community college serving the south coast of Santa Barbara County. Established in 1909, SBCC has a wide range of associate degree and certificate programs, as well as transfer programs that provide the first two years of study toward the baccalaureate degree. Students are attracted to SBCC by virtue of its outstanding faculty, small classes, state-of-the-art facilities, student support services and incredible location. 

    Many of SBCC's programs are offered fully online through the distance education.


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