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Associate Degree for Transfer

A.S.-T. in Film, Television and Electronic Media

The Associate in Science in Film, Television and Electronic Media for Transfer degree provides students with a major that fulfills the general requirements of the California State University for transfer to baccalaureate degree programs in film, television and electronic media. Students with this degree will receive priority admission with junior status to the California State University system. The Associate in Science Degree in Film, Television and Electronic Media for Transfer is comprised of lower division coursework typically required by CSU institutions.

Students must complete the following Associate Degree for Transfer requirements (Pursuant to SB1440, §66746):
• 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU-transferable units
• the California State University-General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE-Breadth); OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern
• a minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in the major or area of emphasis as determined by the community college district
• obtain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0
• earn a grade of C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis

Upon successful completion of the Associate in Science Degree in Film, Television and Electronic Media for Transfer degree requirements, students will be guaranteed admission to the CSU system with junior status and will not have to repeat lower division coursework. Each California State University may have slightly different requirements for transfer so it is critical for students to work with their counselors to develop individual academic plans.

Catalog Date: January 1, 2023

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
RTVF 300 Mass Media and Society 3
RTVF 306 Introduction to Media Aesthetics and Cinematic Arts 3
List A, Area 1: Select one audio course (3 units):
RTVF 312 Beginning Radio Production (3) 3
   or RTVF 319 Beginning Audio Production (3)
List A, Area 2: Select one video or film production course (3 units):
RTVF 330 Beginning Single Camera Production (3) 3
   or RTVF 331 Beginning Television Studio Production (3)
List B: Select one (3 units):
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 31
RTVF 350 Intermediate Film / Digital Cinema Production (3)
List C: Select one course (3 units):
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 32
RTVF 315 Voice and Diction for Broadcasting (3)
   or RTVF 360 Introduction to Motion Graphics: Adobe After Effects (3)
   or RTVF 362 Digital Non-Linear Video Editing (3)
Total Units: 18

1Or any course not used above. RTVF 330 is a prerequisite to this course and must be taken first.

2Or any course not used above

The Associate in Science in Film, Television and Electronic Media for Transfer (AS-T) degree may be obtained by completion of 60 transferable, semester units with a minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.0, including (a) a minimum grade of "C" (or "P") for each course in the major or area of emphasis described in the Required Program, and (b) either the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • Write in clear, concise English. (SLO-1)
  • Research critically, filter the results and present them in a cogent manner. (SLO-2)
  • Resolve and execute standard pre-production skills including planning, script, script breakdown, budgeting, storyboard creation, and crew and equipment selection. (SLO-3)
  • utilize basic field production equipment correctly, safely and creatively, including cameras, lights and audio.
  • operate essential post production equipment for audio and film/video editing and distribution in a variety of contemporary and emerging methods.
  • Demonstrate a hands-on ability to perform the professional level critical thinking needed for successful teamwork in media. (SLO-4)
  • Using audio, communicate information and entertainment to serve diverse audiences in culturally responsive ways (SLO-5)
  • analyze, interpret, and exercise critical judgment in the evaluation of media productions.

Career Information

Career Opportunities upon successful completion of a baccalaureate degree in film, television or electronic media include but are not limited to positions as: Radio Personality; Camera Operator; Cinematographer; Director of Photography; Lighting Director; Computer Graphic Artist; Non-Linear Video Editor; Audio Engineer; Radio Producer; Broadcast Technician; Gaffer; Production Coordinator; Production Assistant; TV, Film, DVD, or Internet Producer/Director; and Personal or Corporate Video.

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Career Education

This major is part of CRC's Career Education (CE) Program. Request assistance from Career Education by dropping us a line!

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Apply for a scholarship for RTFP students:

  • CRC Achievement in Radio, TV and Film Production ($500)

Applications open spring semester.


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