Film, Television & Electronic Media – Associate in Science Degree for Transfer to CSU


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The Associate in Science for Transfer Degree in Film, Television and Electronic Media is designed to build students’ performance skills in the areas of the film, television and digital media industries–including production and operations; to enrich students’ aesthetic and intellectual proficiency in film, TV and the digital media landscape; and to provide pre-professional training.  The AS-T in Film, TV and Electronic Media emphasizes tactile experience in the creation of film productions, live television and radio programming, and both audio and video content designed for digital and portable delivery systems. At the same time, the degree offers courses in all aspects of the film, television, radio and digital media industries, both artistic and academic. Faculty, staff and students work closely together to build a solid foundation in the practical, artistic and historical aspects of film, television, radio and digital media.

The Associate in Science in Film, Television, and Electronic Media for Transfer degree requirements:

  1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University.
  2. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.
  3. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  4. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
  5. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of “C” or better, or P if the course is graded on a P/NP basis.

Program Outcomes

  1. Create effective communication using written, oral and audio/visual methods in a media context.
  2. Integrate critical thinking into a media context.
  3. Integrate standards of professional conduct in a media context.
  4. Develop technological proficiency in a media context.

Program Requirements

Required Core
Select two of the following:6
INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONIC MEDIA
SURVEY OF MASS COMMUNICATION
INTRODUCTION TO MEDIA WRITING
INTRODUCTION TO MEDIA AESTHETICS AND CINEMATIC ARTS
List A
Select one from each area:6
Area 1: Audio
BEGINNING AUDIO PRODUCTION
BEGINNING RADIO PRODUCTION
Area 2: Video or Film Production
BEGINNING SINGLE CAMERA PRODUCTION
BEGINNING TV STUDIO PRODUCTION
BEGINNING ELECTRONIC FILMMAKING
List B
Select one or any course not already used above:3-4
INTERMEDIATE PRODUCING AND DIRECTING
TELEVISION AND FILM SCRIPT WRITING
RADIO AND TELEVISION NEWSWRITING
INTERMEDIATE FILMMAKING--ELECTRONIC
EARLY FILM HISTORY
CONTEMPORARY FILM HISTORY
List C
Select one or any course not already already used above:3-4.5
MOTION GRAPHICS
RADIO BROADCAST MASTER CONTROL OPERATIONS
BEGINNING ANNOUNCING AND PERFORMING IN ELECTRONIC MEDIA
VIDEO PRODUCTION
ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY BUSINESS PRACTICES, MANAGEMENT, AND PRODUCING
ELECTRONIC NEWS GATHERING AND DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION
CINEMATOGRAPHY
INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL IMAGE EDITING
INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC RECORDING AND PRODUCTION
GAME DESIGN I
Required Subtotal18-20.5
CSU General Education or IGETC CSU Pattern37-39
Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 transferable units)
Degree Total60

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General Education Requirements for the Associate in Science Degree for Transfer