FTVM 098 1-4 Units
Media Arts Work Experience
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.
FTVM 101 3 Units
Introduction to Electronic Media
This course introduces the history, structure, function, economics, content, and evolution of cinema, broadcast, and emerging media, including traditional and mature formats. The social, political, regulatory, ethical, and occupational impact of electronic media are also studied.
FTVM 102 3 Units
Introduction to Film and Media Aesthetics
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.
FTVM 103 3 Units
Ethnicity and Identity in Media
This course explores the impact of identity on film as an art form and cultural artifact by confronting ideologies of race, class, gender, and sexual orientation as they are reflected in cinematic representation. American film is used as the primary lens through which to view how social, political, and cultural values have been formulated over the last century. Students analyze major films, figures, character types, and narrative strategies to evaluate the relationship between film and identity. (This course is also offered as ETHS 103)
FTVM 110 3 Units
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.
FTVM 111 3 Units
Studio Audio Production
This course serves as an introduction to the theory and practice of broadcast audio production for podcasting, digital recording applications, and radio. Students will learn the fundamentals of sound design and aesthetics, microphone use, digital audio workstations, 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.
FTVM 112 3 Units
Film Audio Production
This audio production course provides specialized training in digital audio work as it pertains to field audio production. This includes recording live events, field audio dialogue, and sound effects for use in all forms of media content. Topics include the use of audio post -production techniques and the skills necessary to compete in the entertainment, communications, and multimedia industries.
FTVM 114 3 Units
This course focuses on the fundamental techniques, skills, and theories of editing as well as the technical requirements for assembling a digital video project. Through a series of hands-on projects, students will put traditional theories of picture and sound editing into practice. The course will also cover the history of nonlinear editing and provide an overview of the post-production process.
FTVM 120 3 Units
Introduction to Screen, Media, and Broadcast Writing
This course is designed to teach the student the basic tools of scriptwriting for film, television, broadcast, and new media, focusing on the aesthetic and commercial demands of each.
FTVM 121 3 Units
Intermediate Screen, Media, and Broadcast Writing
This course is designed to provide intermediate level training in skills required to create scripts for film, television or electronic media. Techniques of scriptwriting and marketing are explored. An emphasis on proper formatting, technical, conceptual, and stylistic issues and techniques of scriptwriting and marketing are explored.
FTVM 122 3 Units
Acting and Directing for Television and Film
This course provides instruction and practice in acting and directing for television and film, including voice, character development, and creating a visual style.
FTVM 130 3 Units
Film and TV Production Basics
This course is designed for students who are interested in transforming a narrative concept into a practical production. By viewing, discussing, planning, and developing stories. Film, television, and media students will learn skills necessary to produce a film or video in a TV Studio and location environment. 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.
FTVM 131 3 Units
In this hands-on course, students will delve into the art and craft of cinematography: the methods and techniques by which motion picture photography and lighting help give a film meaning and aesthetic purpose. Through lectures, demonstrations and exercises in a supervised classroom environment, students will learn to operate state-of-the-art digital and electronic equipment while applying the fundamental principles of lighting, composition, exposure, focus, lens selection, and camera dynamics into purposeful visual storytelling.
FTVM 132 3 Units
Have you ever wondered how music videos and commercials are created? These productions use techniques of single camera operations. This course introduces the theories, terminologies, and operations of video production. The topics include composition, single-camera operation, portable field lighting, video recorder, audio recording and control, and editing. The aesthetic theories and fundamentals of scripting, producing, and directing for broadcast commercial or video to be used in other multimedia platforms. Students will plan and execute pre-production, production, and post-production working as a cohesive production crew.
FTVM 133 3 Units
In this course students will report, write, and produce video stories ranging from the four-minute BBC-style story to the 90-second US broadcast news variety to 30-second social media spots. Students will apply reporting techniques to the audio-visual medium, to tell news, feature, and investigative stories effectively. The combined stories will become a weekly news show to be broadcast on KVCR. Students will explore ethical issues applicable to video journalism and learn to interview for video, shoot sequences and write for the short news format. Students will pitch and be assigned news, feature, and deep dive/investigative stories. In addition, students will receive additional support in camera skills, voice tracking, graphics production. Students will produce a newscast, each taking on a different role as producers and reporters.
FTVM 134 3 Units
This course teaches the fundamentals of Sports Broadcasting. Students will take the lead on writing and preparing broadcasts and building presentation/ performance skills in the broadcast of local sports on for broadcast on both TV and radio on the campus broadcast station KVCR. The sports to be broadcast include local college, high school sports and specialized events known for the region. Students will also perform as sportscasters on news programs on KVCR. Students will interview local athletes, write and produce feature material for broadcast. The contributions of minorities and women in sports will be highlighted.
FTVM 198 3 Units
This course includes practical experience in design/layout, visual, online, multimedia journalism, emerging technologies, and leadership/management. This intermediate student media practicum includes lab hours that regularly produce news, feature non-fiction product, or documentary with a journalism emphasis by and for students and distributed to a campus or community audience. Some assignments may include a variety of student media across multiple platforms, including print, broadcast, and online. Content must be student produced with student leadership emphasis.
FTVM 213 3 Units
Radio and Podcast Operations
This course offers an emphasis on individual and group production of short and long-form broadcasts for a variety of audio projects. Projects include podcasts, promotional spots, features, music programming, and news; as well as project development, management and implementation. All student projects are eligible to air on KVCR, YouTube, and program managed podcast station.
FTVM 215 3 Units
This advanced level course provides students with the skills and technologies to edit both fiction and documentary films as well as other forms of visual media. Students will learn on industry level software systems and equipment.
FTVM 216 3 Units
Color Correction for Film and Media
This hands-on course will familiarize students with color grading and finishing software. This course will begin with the basics of color balancing and correction. Students will move on to the fine points of secondary grading, including scene matching, using vignettes to isolate and track regions, creating advanced color effects and looks, skin tone adjustments, adjusting the composition and framing of a shot.
FTVM 222 1-3 Units
Independent Study in Film, Television, and Media
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)
FTVM 233 3 Units
TV Studio Production
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)
FTVM 234 3 Units
Short Film Production
In this course, the techniques of digital short filmmaking and of critical appreciation, while emphasizing students’ personal and creative expression. Topics will include the theory and practice of visualization, the grammar of cinematic storytelling, the aesthetics of various film movements, camera technique, lighting, sound recording, directing, and other fundamentals related to learning the craft of digital filmmaking. Students will work collaboratively to complete a short film by the end of the semester.
FTVM 235 3 Units
This course focuses on techniques of cinema and motion picture production using theoretical and critical rubrics, allowing the student to gain proficiency in producing, directing, cinematography, production design, sound recording, grip/electric, and editing as applied in feature films and films made for television and Internet. Students will develop skills and work as a team while learning the roles and responsibilities of various facets of the filmmaking process during pre-production, production, and post-production. Working with previously original scripts written by students, students learn skills that include the visualization of the screenplay, script breakdown, preparation of shot lists, direction of actors, and the staging of action for the camera.