Academic Catalog

Film, Television, and Electronic Media

Program Description

The Certificate of Achievement in Film, Television, and Electronic Media prepares learners to transfer to San Francisco State University and San Jose State University and for professional careers in a variety of media-related fields. The program offers a strong foundation in the language, history, culture, and aesthetics of media. The program objectives fall into two large categories:

  1. developing the understandings and skills necessary for a career in media;
  2. developing the critical thinking skills necessary to interpret and analyze the values, assumptions, and constituent cultural/sociological phenomena housed within—and underneath—its ubiquitous presence.

Learn more about the program on the Media Studies website.

Associate Degree for Transfer

This program also offers an Associate Degree for Transfer. Learn more and review the degree requirements on the Film, Television, and Electronic Media AS-T listing.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze, synthesize, and critique media languages and aesthetics.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to interpret, evaluate, and analyze the wide variety of contexts and ideologies embedded within different media forms.
  • Students will demonstrate a working knowledge of media history and technological innovation, including its effects upon the development of media as business and art form.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze media's role in the shaping of cultural values and perceptions.

Award Type(s)

  • CA = Certificate of Achievement

Units Required

  • Certificate(s): 29

Certificate Requirements

Certificate of Achievement in Film, Television, and Electronic Media

  • Units: 29
COMM 5MASS COMMUNICATION5
MDIA 1INTRODUCTION TO FILM STUDIES4
or MDIA 1H HONORS INTRODUCTION TO FILM STUDIES
MDIA 2AHISTORY OF FILM 1895-19454
or MDIA 2B HISTORY OF FILM 1945-CURRENT
MDIA 20FUNDAMENTALS OF MEDIA PRODUCTION4
MTEC 57ASOUND DESIGN FOR FILM & VIDEO4
And select eight units from the following:8
INTRODUCTION TO FILM & MEDIA CRITICISM
INTRODUCTION TO POPULAR CULTURE
HONORS INTRODUCTION TO POPULAR CULTURE
POPULAR CULTURE & UNITED STATES HISTORY
VIDEO GAMES & POPULAR CULTURE
VIDEO GAMES & POPULAR CULTURE
Total Units29