Film, Television, and Media (FTVM)

FTVM 098  1-4 Units  
Media Arts Work Experience  

WRKEX: 300 contact hours

Supervised training, in the form of on the job employment that will enhance the student's knowledge in the selected field of study. The student's major and job must match. For paid work, 75 hours = 1 unit; for volunteer work, 60 hours = 1 unit. Students may earn a total of 16 units toward graduation in Work Experience 098 courses. See department for specific guidelines.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to CSU only

FTVM 101  3 Units  
Introduction to Electronic Media  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Advisory: ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H

This course introduces the history, structure, function, economics, content, and evolution of radio, television, film, the internet, and new media, including traditional and mature formats. The social, political, regulatory, ethical, and occupational impact of electronic media are also studied. (FORMERLY RTVF 100)

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

FTVM 102  3 Units  
Introduction to Media Aesthetics and Cinematic Arts  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Advisory: ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H

This course introduces the close analysis of film and television and examines the broad questions of form and content, aesthetics and meaning, and history and culture. The course also explores the diverse possibilities presented by the cinematic art form through an examination of a wide variety of productions, national cinemas, and film movements. The topics include modes of production, narrative and non-narrative forms, visual design, editing, sound, genre, ideology and critical analysis. (Formerly RTVF 101)

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

FTVM 110  3 Units  
Announcing and Performing in Electronic Media  

Lecture: 36 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

This course will give instruction and practice in performing and announcing. Topics include interpretation of copy, news casting, music continuity, interviewing, and the operation of audio equipment while performing. Students will practice commercial material and improvisational announcing. (Formerly RTVF 102)

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to CSU only

FTVM 111  3 Units  
Introduction to Audio Production  

Lecture: 36 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

Advisory: ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H

This course serves as an introduction to the theory and practice of audio production for radio, television, film and digital recording applications. Students will learn the fundamentals of sound design and aesthetics, microphone use, and digital recording equipment. Students gain hands on experience recording, editing, mixing and mastering audio. Upon completion, students will have basic knowledge of applied audio concepts, production workflow, equipment functions, and audio editing software. (Formerly RTVF 120)

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to CSU only

FTVM 112  3 Units  
Digital Audio Post Production  

Lecture: 36 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

Advisory: ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H

This post production course provides specialized training in digital audio work stations and synchronization with the visual image for radio, television, film, and multimedia. Topics include the use of audio post production techniques and the skills necessary to compete in the entertainment, communications and multimedia industries. (Formerly RTVF 121)

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to CSU only

FTVM 114  3 Units  
Introduction to Digital Video Editing  

Lecture: 36 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

Advisory: ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H

This course includes theory and practice in digital video editing techniques including exploring professional video editing programs; basic video and audio editing techniques; use of effects, titles, and graphics; capturing and importing; custom software settings; and exporting to the web, DVD, or other media. (Formerly RTVF 131)

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to CSU only

FTVM 120  3 Units  
Basic Writing for Broadcasting  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

This course provides instruction and practice in writing and editing for news, commercials, multi-camera and single camera productions, and electronic media. Topics include how to write for speaking, writing objectively, journalism ethics, and legal issues such as libel and right to privacy. (Formerly RTVF 104)

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to CSU only

FTVM 121  3 Units  
Media Writing  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Advisory: ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H

This is an introductory course in writing for the film and electronic media. The emphasis is on preparing scripts in proper formats, including fundamental technical, conceptual and stylistic issues related to writing fiction and non-fiction scripts for informational and entertainment purposes in film and electronic media. The course also includes a writing evaluation component as a significant part of the course requirement. (Formerly RTVF 106)

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to CSU only

FTVM 122  3 Units  
Acting and Directing for Television and Film  

Lecture: 36 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

This course provides instruction and practice in acting and directing for television and film, including voice, poise, and character development. (Formerly RTVF 134)

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

FTVM 130  3 Units  
Survey of TV Studio and Film Production  

Lecture: 36 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

Advisory: ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H

This course introduces theory, terminology and operation of a single camera, multi-camera television studio and control room. Topics include studio signal flow, directing, theory and operation of camera and audio equipment, switcher operation, fundamentals of lighting, graphics, video control and video recording and real-time video production. (Formerly RTVF 130)

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to CSU only

FTVM 131  3 Units  
Lighting and Cinematography  

Lecture: 36 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

Advisory: ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H

This course introduces the theory, terminology, and process of motion picture production for film and television. Topics include basic cinematography including the operation, function and creative uses of production, basic scriptwriting, camera operation, shot composition, lighting, and basic sound recording. (Formerly RTVF 132)

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to CSU only

FTVM 132  3 Units  
Commercial Video Production  

Lecture: 36 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

Prerequisite: FTVM 130 or FTVM 131

Advisory: ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H|

This is an introductory course in the theory, terminology, and operation of commercial video production. The topics include composition, camera operation, portable lighting, video recorder, audio control, and editing. The aesthetics and fundamentals of scripting, producing, and directing for broadcast commercial or video to be used in other multimedia platforms. (Formerly RTVF 133)

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to CSU only

FTVM 213  3 Units  
Radio Station Operations  

Lecture: 36 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

Prerequisite: FTVM 111

Advisory: FTVM 112

This course offers an emphasis on individual and group production of short and long-form radio projects. Projects include remote broadcasts, promotional spots, features, music programming, and news; as well as project development, management and implementation. All student projects will air on the student radio-station KJRP, with some selected projects also airing on our PBS station, KVCR. (Formerly RTVF 220)

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to CSU only

FTVM 215  3 Units  
Intermediate Digital Video Editing  

Lecture: 36 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

Prerequisite: FTVM 114

This intermediate level course provides students with the skills and technologies to edit both ficton and documentary films as well as other forms of visual media. (Formerly RTVF 232)

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to CSU only

FTVM 222  1-3 Units  
Independent Study in Film, Television, and Media  

DIR: 54 contact hours

Students with previous course work in FTVM may do assigned projects involving research and analysis of selected topics. This independent study is for students who are interested in furthering their knowledge of FTVM. Prior to registration, a written contract must be prepared. See instructor for details. (Formerly RTVF 222)

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to CSU only

FTVM 233  3 Units  
TV Studio Production  

Lecture: 36 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

Prerequisite: FTVM 130

This is an in-depth course in techniques of planning, producing, writing, and directing television programs; with an emphasis on polishing technical skills, creativity, and teamwork. Explores advanced video switching techniques, video recording and editing formats, program rundowns, timing, and advanced director's cues. (Formerly RTVF 230)

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to CSU only

FTVM 234  3 Units  
Intermediate Video Production  

Lecture: 36 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

Prerequisite: FTVM 130 or FTVM 131 and FTVM 120 or FTVM 121

In this course students plan, produce, write, shoot, and edit programs that can use either studio production or single camera video production with editing equipment. The course includes hands-on experience using HD and 4K video cameras, location sound, and nonlinear editing equipment. Students will create their own video productions, individually and in teams. (Formerly RTVF 231)

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to CSU only

FTVM 235  3 Units  
Cinema Production  

Lecture: 36 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

Prerequisite: FTVM 130 or FTVM 131 and FTVM 121

This in-depth course covers producing for motion pictures and television. It includes script development, preproduction planning, production concepts, and postproduction editing concepts. (Formerly RTVF 240)

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to CSU only