The study of Film, Television, and Electronic Media leads to a broad range of employment opportunities in the entertainment industry, including Film and Television Production, Film and Television Direction, Film and Video Editing, Broadcast Technicians, and Camera Operation for Television and Motion Pictures. The major provides training that leads to positions in management or creative capacities or in related scholarly areas. Students will develop pre-production, production, and post-production technical and aesthetic skills, including camera and lighting production, audio production and principles, tools of photography, video editing, and production planning.
The Film, Television, and Electronic Media AS-T is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in or similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing the degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Graduates of the Film, Television, and Electronic Media AS-T program can enter a wide range of career paths focused on but not limited to producing, directing, and editing digital works in a variety of industries.
Students transferring to a CSU campus that accepts the Film, Television, and Electronic Media AS-T will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree (unless the major is a designated “high-unit” major at a particular campus). This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. For a current list of what majors (and what options or areas of emphasis within that major) have been designated as “similar” to this degree at each CSU campus, please refer to California State University Associate Degree for Transfer website. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.
To earn an Associate in Science in Film, Television, and Electronic Media Transfer (AA-T) degree, students must meet the following requirements:
1. Complete 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
a. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC for UC) or the California State University General Educational-Breadth (CSU GE-Breadth) requirements.
b. A minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
2. Obtain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework. While a minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for admission, some transfer institutions and majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult with a counselor for more information.
3. Obtain a grade of “C” or better, or “P,” in all courses required in the major or area of emphasis. Even though a “P” grade is allowed (Title 5, Section 55063), it is recommended that students complete their major courses with a letter grade (“A,” “B,” or “C”) due to unit limitations on “P/NP” courses.
4. Complete a minimum of 12 units in residence at Ventura College.
|Required Core Courses, Select 2 courses (6 units):|
|COMM V16||Introduction to Mass Communications||3|
|FILM V01||Introduction to Media Aesthetics and Cinematic Arts||3|
|FILM/ENGL V12||Introduction to Media Writing||3|
|List A: Complete 1 Video or Film Production and 1 Audio course (6 units):|
|FILM V02||Film Production||3|
|FILM V07||Audio Production||3|
|List B, Select 1 course from the following (3 units):|
|FILM V10||Contemporary American Cinema||3|
|THA/FILM V29A||History of Motion Pictures I||3|
|THA/FILM V29B||History of Motion Pictures II||3|
|Any course not already selected from the list of Required Core Courses above||3|
|List C, Select 1 course (3 units):|
|ART V81||Introduction to Motion Graphic||3|
|FILM V03A||Non-Linear Editing I||3|
|FILM V04||Documentary Filmmaking||3|
|FILM V05||Narrative Filmmaking||3|
|FILM V11||History of International Cinema: World War II to the Present||3|
|Any course not already selected from the list of Required Core Courses or List B above|
|CSU General Education or IGETC-CSU Pattern||37-39|
|Electives (CSU transferrable units to reach 60)||9-17|