TV / Film A.A. (DVPA)

Attention 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, film, and a variety of video production industries. Program course work explores career opportunities in these visual communications industries through practical experience in state-of-the-art professional facilities and the teaching of fundamental concepts and theories behind the practice. 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 as they build professional-quality portfolios of their worrk and engage in projects with their community.
While some students may pursue the program of study for immediate entry into the workforce 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.

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

• demonstrate effective oral, written, and visual communication skills.
• apply critical thinking skills.
• analyze the evolution of technology in audio and visual communications industries.
• plan, produce, direct, shoot, edit and collaborate with peers and clients on various digital video formats using industry-standard equipment

First Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
CMN 101 Introduction to Media Communications 3
CMN 105 Interpersonal Communications 3
ENG 105 Research and Composition 3
Elective* Mathematics 3-4
Elective+ Free Elective 3
Semester Total 15-16
Second Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
ART 119 Introduction to Digital Photography 3
CMN 113 TV Studio Production 3
CMN 118 Media Scriptwiriting 3
ENG 106 Introduction to Literature 3
Elective Social Science/Humanities 3
Semester Total 15
Third Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
CMN 204 Video Field Production 3
CMN 205 Introduction to Video Editing 3
Elective** General Education 3
Elective Social Science/Humanities 3
Elective Laboratory Science 4
Semester Total 16
Fourth Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
Elective General Education Electives 6
Elective+ Free Electives 6
Elective Social Science/Humanities 3
Semester Total 15
Credit Total 61

*Recommended Mathematics elective: MAT 105.
+Recommended Free electives: ART 107, ART 109, ART 111, DMP 115, DMP 250.
♦ Recommended General Education electives: CIS 105, CMN 112, CMN 120, CMN 121.