TV / Film A.A. (DVPA)

*This is an overview of the program. The course sequencing is meant to serve as a guideline for your semester planning. Please note that the scheduling of courses, program sequencing and curriculum are subject to change.*

This program is designed for students interested in the Television and Film industries. Program course work explores career opportunities in these visual communications industries. Industry positions include, but are not limited to, director, producer, camera operator, video editor, script writer, light designer, and production coordinator. Students utilize industry-standard software, hardware and production techniques. Students gain practical experience producing video for various mediums.
While some students may pursue the program of study for personal enrichment rather than transfer, the degree is designed for students preparing to enter a program leading to a baccalaureate degree at a four-year college or university.

  • demonstrate effective oral, written, and visual communication skills.
  • analyze the evolution of the moving picture and related technologies.
  • apply critical thinking skills.
  • demonstrate computer literacy.
  • shoot and edit digital video using industry-standard equipment.
  • integrate video footage with graphics, computer-generated visual and sound tracks.
  • create a demo reel showcasing course work and production experience.
TV / Film A.A. (DVPA)
First Semester   Credits
DMP 105 Introduction to Media Communications 3
ENG 105 College English I 3
Elective Mathematics 3
Elective* General Education Elective 3
Elective** Free Elective 3
  Semester Total 15
Second Semester    
DMP 210 TV Studio Production 3
DMP 121 Media Script Writing and Storyboarding 3
ENG 106 College English II 3
SOC 155 Mass Culture 3
Elective* General Education Elective 3
  Semester Total 15
Third Semester    
DMP 130 Video Field Production 3
DMP 205 Introduction to Video Editing 3
Elective** Free Elective 3
Elective Social Science/Humanities 4
Elective Laboratory Science 3
  Semester Total 16
Fourth Semester    
Elective* General Education Electives 6
Elective** Free Electives 6
Elective Social Science/Humanities 3
  Semester Total 15
  Credit Total 61


* Recommended General Education electives: CMN 112, ENG 111

** Recommended Free electives: ART 107, ART 109, ART 120, CMN 120, CMN 121, CMN 201

CIS 105, DMP 115