Program Purpose: Students who complete Film/TV/Media courses will transform language and concepts into fictional and non-fictional visualizations, and will be able to promote the critical analysis of mass communications through historical, cultural and business perspectives.
This major is designed for students who plan professional or academic careers in educational or commercial radio, television, or film production. The major provides training that leads to positions in management or creative capacities or in related scholarly areas. Study is directed toward developing competence in specific areas of the mass media professions and providing a general knowledge of mass communication theory.
Provides on-the-job learning to develop effective work habits, attitudes, and career awareness in paid or unpaid internships that are related to the discipline. Involves the development and documentation of learning objectives and the completion of an internship paper, presentation, or project. Includes both workplace supervisor and faculty adviser feedback and/or written evaluations. Course Credit Limitation: To take this course, contact the Career Transfer Center. Requires orientation sessions. Students receive one unit of credit for each 60 hours unpaid or 75 hours paid work. May enroll in up to 4 units a semester with a maximum of 16 total hours of any type of work experience.
Surveys the mass communication media and their interrelationships with society, including history, structure, and trends in a global, digital age. Explores theory of mass communication, media effects, economics, gender and cultural diversity, and examines media law, ethics, technology, and social issues with an emphasis on media literacy.
Introduces the art form of cinema. Includes topics such as a brief history of the movies, modes of production, form, style, genre, aesthetics, media industries, critical analysis, and socio-cultural and historical importance. Builds an appreciation for the art form and cultivates critical thinking about film. Combines lectures and discussions accompanied by screenings of appropriate films.
Introduces the basic concepts, forms, styles, practices, and policies that have guided the evolution of television in the United States. Examines developments in programming, regulation, audiences, technological innovations, aesthetics, and the importance of significant cultural representations in television.
Introduces the analysis of sound and image in the media. Examines the broad questions of aesthetics, meaning, history and culture. Explores the media's narrative form in a wide variety of productions styles, including theatrical releases, sitcoms, dramas, commercials and reality-based programming. Includes topics such as modes of production, narrative and non-narrative forms, visual design, editing, sound, lighting, genre, and critical analysis of aesthetics.
Introduces documentary cinema and media through a formal, historical, social and political perspective. Focuses on analysis of various types of domestic and international documentary films with a wide range of subject matter.
Surveys international cinema from its emergence in the 1890s through World War II. Examines narrative, documentary and experimental film, and the medium's technical, aesthetic and theoretical developments. Focuses on historical, industrial, cultural and economic influences that contributed to the international art form.
Surveys international cinema from the end of World War II to the present. Investigates the medium's technical, aesthetic, and theoretical developments through the examination of narrative, documentary, and experimental film. Focuses on the historical, cultural, industrial, and economic influences that contributed to the international art form.
Provides a focused study on the careers of selected cinema and media "auteurs" (directors) and examines their body of work in artistic, social, historical, and industrial terms. Examines recurring genres, themes, motifs, techniques, and aesthetic choices that define various directors' signature visual and narrative styles.
Examines the intersections of gender, race, class and sexuality in American and/or international film using critical and historical perspectives. Surveys the economic, historical, and social influences upon these representations from early cinema to the present, focusing on both images of women onscreen and influences of women behind the scenes. Analyzes women's filmmaking, images of masculinity, and various "screen sexualities" and other representations of women. Introduces a variety of film theories and analytical perspectives.
Analyzes works of contemporary American cinema, examining socio-cultural, political and historical contexts as depicted in selected films from the 1970s to present day. Explores theme and focus, industrial practices (conglomerate and indie), narrative presentations, selected genres, and representations of different people groups (gender, race, class and sexuality). Examines key filmmakers and movements.
Introduces films from countries other than the United States and examines these countries’ genres, themes, styles, and industrial practices. Emphasizes cultural, economic, and political influences in the artistic work of the filmmakers. Explores cinematic and cultural theories such as transnationalism, global and local cinema, and Orientalism.
Introduces techniques in writing for film and electronic media. Emphasizes the preparation of scripts in proper formats, including fundamental technical, conceptual, and stylistic issues related to writing fiction and non-fiction scripts for informational and entertainment purposes in film and electronic media. Emphasizes basic screenplay structure, characters, conflict, theme and technical script formatting in the development of a short screenplay.
Allows independent study for students who wish to extend their knowledge of a particular area of Film Television Media Arts through research and study. Utilizes an approved independent project. Includes one-on-one work with instructor. Interested students should contact a Film Television Media Arts instructor for assistance in developing a contract for learning about a specific topic. May be taken for a maximum of 6 units.
Introduces theory, terminology and operation of a multi-camera television studio and control room. Includes studio signal flow, directing, theory and operation of camera and audio equipment, switcher operation, fundamentals of lighting, graphics, video control and video recording and real-time video production.
Provides intermediate-level instruction and work experience in studio productions. Offers hands-on experience with camera operation, technical directing, lighting design, set design and multi-camera directing. Emphasizes creation of new program formats.
Provides a comprehensive overview of all digital production aspects of news, documentary, and reality programming from concept to finished project. Emphasizes the use of digital equipment for location reality-based productions.
Continues to provide a comprehensive overview of all digital production aspects of news, documentary, and reality programming from concept to finished project. Emphasizes leadership roles for reality-based productions.
Introduces the theory, terminology, and operation of single camera video production, including composition and editing techniques, camera operation, portable lighting, video recorder operation, audio control and basic editing. Focuses on the aesthetics and fundamentals of scripting, producing, directing on location, post-production, and exhibition/distribution.
Introduces producing and directing for the film and TV camera. Includes conceptualization of visuals, storyboarding, shot breakdowns, auditioning the actor, staging the actor, staging the camera, art direction, lighting and sound strategies, editing, and on-set procedures and protocols.
Introduces the theory, terminology, and process of motion picture production for feature films, and films made for television and internet. Covers basic cinematography including the operation, function and creative uses of production and post-production equipment, scriptwriting, camera operation, shot composition, lighting, sound recording and mixing, and editing.
Introduces the theory and practice of audio production for radio, television, film and digital recording applications. Focuses on the fundamentals of sound design and aesthetics, microphone use, and digital recording equipment. Provides hands-on experience recording, editing, mixing and mastering audio.
Introduces theory and application in audio production for radio and podcasting. Focuses on digital production, audio console operation, use of recording equipment and microphones, tape editing, program formats and announcing.
Focuses, at an intermediate-level, on the theory and application of audio production techniques for radio. Provides practical experience in radio station operations including programming, music, audio production techniques, and promotions.
Introduces theory and application of film and video editing techniques using digital non-linear editing systems. Includes critical analysis of the editing process, editing complex scenes and creating visual effects. Focuses on the aesthetics and use of non-linear software for film and television including both narrative and non-narrative forms.
Provides a comprehensive overview of digital asset management in film, television and media production uses. Emphasizes the use of server-based management equipment for transmedia productions.
Provides students the opportunity to design and create basic film projects for entry-level positions and for transfer institutions. Includes script development, budgeting, scheduling and production. Requires students to undertake practical assignments of film projects.
Creates the opportunity for students to produce and direct intermediate-level film projects for entry-level positions and for transfer institutions. Develops production skills as the director of photography, lightning director and executive producer, and requires students to undertake practical assignments for producing films.
Provides students the opportunity to design and create basic television studio projects for entry-level positions and for transfer institutions. Includes pilot development, lighting, studio camera operation, and audio mixing.
Provides students the opportunity to design and create intermediate-level television studio projects for entry-level positions and for transfer institutions. Includes directing, technical directing, floor managing and studio camera operation.
Provides students the opportunity to create and produce basic documentary film projects for entry-level positions and for transfer institutions. Includes researching, story outlining, budgeting, scheduling, production, and post-production. Requires students to undertake practical assignments of documentary projects.
Provides students the opportunity to create and produce skilled documentary film projects for entry-level positions and for transfer institutions. Includes directing, researching, story outlining, budgeting, scheduling, production, and post-production. Requires students to undertake ambitious practical assignments of documentary projects.