2022-2023 College Catalog 
    Feb 05, 2023  
2022-2023 College Catalog

Film, Television, and Electronic Media Associate in Science for Transfer

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The Associate in Science in Film, Television, and Electronic Media for Transfer Degree offered by the Cinema-Television-Radio Department provides students with the knowledge, skills, and hands-on experience needed for transfer preparation. The program introduces students to various types of media production including film, television, audio, and video editing as well as media studies. The coursework lays the foundation for students who intend to transfer into CSU majors, such as Cinema and Television Arts, Film and Electronic Arts, or Film and Media Studies. The potential careers students may enter upon completion of the program include film/TV producing, directing, cinematography, video editing, sound design, visual effects, production design, and radio announcing.

Students who complete the AS-T Degree program will receive priority admission to the California State University system, though admission to a specific campus is not guaranteed.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Apply skills and knowledge required to be successful in media production.
  • Produce a demo reel which can showcase their skills and knowledge.
  • Describe the technical, cultural and economic history and trends of radio, television or film.
  • Demonstrate readiness to further their education and transfer to a four-year institution.

Graduation Requirements

The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees.

  1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    1. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements (CSU GE-Breadth).
    2. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Students must earn a “C” (or “P” Pass) or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.   

REQUIRED CORE: Select two (6 units)

Course ID Title Units
CTVR 1  or Mass Media and Society 3
JRN 1   Mass Media and Society 3
CTVR 4   Cinematic Storytelling 3
CTVR 40   Television and Film Scriptwriting I 3
List A:  Select one from each area (6 units)  
Area 1:  Audio    
CTVR 110   Audio Production 3
CTVR 111  * Audio and Sound Design for Television and Film 3
CTVR 113  * Radio Broadcasting 3
Area 2:  Video or Film Production  
CTVR 31  * Film Production I 3
CTVR 124  * Television Production I 3
CTVR 101   Video Production Basics 3
List B: Select one or any course not already used above (3 units)  
CTVR 2   History and Appreciation of Television Broadcasting 3
CTVR 3   The History and Appreciation of American Cinema 3
CTVR 100   Introduction to Cinema, Television, and Radio 3
List C: Select one or any course not already used above (3 units)  
CTVR 32  * Film Production II 3
CTVR 42  * Television and Film Directing 3
CTVR 104   Cold Reading and Interview Techniques 3
CTVR 125  * Television Production II 3
CTVR 129  * Documentary Production 3
CTVR 140  * Television and Film Scriptwriting II 3
CTVR 151   Non-Linear Editing I 3
CTVR 191   Voice-Over and Announcing 3



*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.







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