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Film, Television and Electronic Media

The Associate in Science in Film, Television and Electronic Media for Transfer Degree offers students a comprehensive lower division program that prepares them for entry-level jobs in film production companies, radio and television stations or multimedia businesses, and also enables them to transfer into a four-year program of study in film, television and electronic media. Students in this AS-T degree program will gain a critical understanding of the mass media and how they function, as well as practical skills in writing, producing, directing and editing films, videos, radio programs and other multimedia content. Students earning this degree are well prepared for career fields in motion picture production, radio and television broadcast and the electronic media.

The AS-T in Film, Television and Electronic Media is intended particularly for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major.

This AS-T degree requires students to meet both of the following requirements:

  1. Completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:

    1. The Intersegmental GE Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University GE-Breadth Requirements (CSU GE-B).

    2. A minimum of 18 semester units in a major or area of emphasis. All courses in the major or area of emphasis must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

There are no additional graduation requirements. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.


Laurilie Jackson


Dept. No. Title Units
Required Core Courses
MC 001 Introduction to Mass Media 3
RTV 006 Introduction to Film 3
RTV 007 Introduction to Radio Production 3
Video or Film Production
RTV 010A Basic Motion Picture/TV Production 3
List A - Select 1 course (3-4 units)
ART 010 Introduction to Art (3)
ENG 002 Argumentative Writing & Critical Thinking through Literature (4)
J 003A News Reporting & Writing (3)
List B - Select 1 course (3 units)
RTV 005 Radio and Television Writing (3)
RTV 008 Contemporary World Film (3)
RTV 011A Motion Picture/TV Production (3)
Required Subtotal 18-19
CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern1 37-39
Transferable Electives2 (as needed to reach 60 transferable units)
1 Units for the major may be double counted for CSU GE or IGETC, confer with Counselor.
2 Elective units to reach 60 unit total must be CSU transferable, confer with Counselor.
* Please refer to Associate Degree for Transfer (SB1440) on page 42 of the 2017-18 COD Catalog