Television Production

Associate Degree

A.A. in Television Production

This program is designed to provide skills in television and video production through the preparation of projects for campus, Cable TV and Internet viewing. This option can lead to entry-level jobs in television, film, Cable TV, business and industry or for preparation for transfer to a four-year institution.

Highlights include:

  • Practical experience working in the campus television studio
  • Internship opportunities working in local television stations, post-production facilities, and with independent film-makers
  • Complete digital TV studio with multiple cameras, switcher, character generator and teleprompter
  • State-of-the-art digital computer lab for graphics and non-linear editing

Note to Transfer Students:
If you are interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in this major, it is critical that you meet with a CRC counselor to select and plan the courses for your major. Schools vary widely in terms of the required preparation. The courses that CRC requires for an Associate’s degree in this major may be different from the requirements needed for the Bachelor’s degree.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
RTVF 300 Mass Media and Society 3
RTVF 306 Introduction to Media Aesthetics and Cinematic Arts 3
RTVF 330 Beginning Single Camera Production 3
RTVF 331 Beginning Television Studio Production 3
RTVF 340 Television Production Workshop I 2
RTVF 360 Introduction to Motion Graphics: Adobe After Effects 3
RTVF 362 Digital Non-Linear Video Editing 3
RTVF 370 Broadcast Writing & Announcing (3) 3
   or RTVF 380 Broadcast Journalism (3)
A minimum of 6 units from the following: 6
RTVF 304 Introduction to Multimedia (3)
RTVF 312 Beginning Radio Production (3)
RTVF 315 Voice and Diction for Broadcasting (3)
RTVF 319 Beginning Audio Production (3)
RTVF 341 Television Production Workshop II (2)
RTVF 342 Television Production Workshop III (2)
RTVF 354 Audio Editing for Film & Video Post Production (3)
RTVF 361 Intermediate Motion Graphics: Adobe After Effects (3)
RTVF 365 Intermediate Film & Video Editing (3)
RTVF 371 Hollywood TV and Film Studios: A Behind the Scenes Experience (1)
RTVF 376 Advertising (3)
RTVF 498 Work Experience in Radio, Television and Film (1 - 4)
MKT 310 Selling Professionally (3)
Total Units: 29

The Television Production Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See CRC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • Write in clear, concise English. (PSLO-1)
  • Research critically, filter the results and present them in a cogent manner. (PSLO-2)
  • Resolve and execute standard pre-production skills including planning, scripting, budgeting, and crew and equipment selection. (PSLO-3)
  • Utilize basic video production equipment correctly, safely and creatively, including cameras, lights and audio, and control room equipment such as audio mixers, switchers, video recording, character generation and TelePrompter. (PSLO-4)
  • Operate essential post production equipment for audio and video editing and distribution in a variety of contemporary and emerging methods. (PSLO-5)
  • Analyze, interpret, and exercise critical judgment in the evaluation of media productions. (PSLO-6)
  • Demonstrate through projects that with the power of a communicator, comes moral and ethical responsibility. (PSLO-7)
  • Demonstrate a hands-on ability to perform the professional level critical thinking needed for successful teamwork in television, film or other media employment. (PSLO-8)

Career Information

Camera Operator; Computer Graphic Artist; Non-Linear Video Editor; Technical Director; Audio Engineer; Broadcast Technician; Production Assistant; TV, Film, DVD, or Internet Producer/Director; Personal or Corporate Video

Some career options may require more than two years of college study. Classes beyond the associate degree may be required to fulfill some career options or for preparation for transfer to a university program.

Certificate of Achievement

Television Production Certificate

Designed to provide skills in television production through the preparation of video projects for campus viewing, Cable TV, Internet or DVD. This option can lead to entry level jobs in television, Cable TV, business and industry or as preparation for transfer to a four-year institution.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
RTVF 330 Beginning Single Camera Production 3
RTVF 331 Beginning Television Studio Production 3
RTVF 340 Television Production Workshop I 2
RTVF 360 Introduction to Motion Graphics: Adobe After Effects 3
A minimum of 6 units from the following: 6
RTVF 341 Television Production Workshop II (2)
RTVF 354 Audio Editing for Film & Video Post Production (3)
RTVF 361 Intermediate Motion Graphics: Adobe After Effects (3)
RTVF 362 Digital Non-Linear Video Editing (3)
RTVF 365 Intermediate Film & Video Editing (3)
RTVF 376 Advertising (3)
RTVF 498 Work Experience in Radio, Television and Film (1 - 4)
Total Units: 17

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • Resolve and execute standard pre-production skills including planning, scripting, budgeting, and crew and equipment selection. (PSLO-1)
  • Utilize basic video production equipment correctly, safely and creatively, including cameras, lights and audio, and control room equipment such as audio mixers, switchers, video recording, character generation and TelePrompter. (PSLO-2)
  • Operate essential post production equipment for audio and video editing and distribution in a variety of contemporary and emerging methods. (PSLO-3)
  • Demonstrate a hands-on ability to perform the professional level critical thinking needed for successful teamwork in television, film or other media employment. (PSLO-4)

Career Information

Camera Operator; Non-Linear Video Editors; Technical Director; Audio Engineer; Broadcast Technician; Production Assistant; TV, Film, DVD, or Internet Producer/Director; Personal or Corporate Video

Some career options may require more than two years of college study. Classes beyond the associate degree may be required to fulfill some career options or for preparation for transfer to a university program.