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Film Study at Anne Arundel Community College

Why Study Film at AACC?

Anne Arundel Community College's Film Study Program was recognized as one of "25 stellar programs" in the summer 2006 edition of MovieMaker Magazine (Issue 64, Volume 13, pp 64-65).  The well-known trade publication's nationwide review of colleges this year included 2-year colleges in its nationwide survey of academic excellence and included Anne Arundel Community College's film study program among "25 short-term programs that give plenty of bang for the buck." 

Why Study Film? 

The twenty-first century has begun with an increased demand for directors, cinematographers, sound technicians, editors, screenwriters and actors, not to mention video game developers who can both write code and create imaginative and cinematically inspired landscapes for the game consoles of tomorrow. And American colleges need academics who understand and can assimilate the many and varied forms of moving visual images.

Enrolling in the Film Study Option or the Letter of Recognition in Film Analysis at Anne Arundel Community College is your first step into this future. 

The Film Study Option:

  • offers a balanced program of study that emphasizes both digital video production and aesthetics. 

The Letter of Recognition in Film Analysis:

  • is a sequence of courses in the narrative and aesthetic analysis of film designed as a minor concentration to complement another major. 

Since their inception, both tracks have consistently produced one result: our students are regularly accepted for transfer by a host of top-flight schools. Some of them are acknowledged as premier film schools in the country, if not the world: USC, NYU, NCSA, SCAD, MICA, UMCP, FSU, The University of Miami, American University, Towson University and many others.

For more information, contact either the Chair of Visual Arts, Assistant Professor Matt Klos by email at or by phone at 410-777-7106, or Dr. Daryl Gonder by e-mail at or by phone at 410-777-2551.