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Television/Video Communications Degree

The television/video communications program provides training in all major facets of television production with special emphasis on studio and field production, editing, broadcast journalism, scriptwriting, and computer graphics and animation.

Completion of the associate degree prepares students to move into a four-year program leading to a baccalaureate degree . Please consult a SAC Counselor for information about course requirements for particular four-year institutions . The associate degree also trains students to assume entry level positions in broadcasting, cable TV, corporate video, and advertising.

Learning Outcome(s):

  1. Students will demonstrate basic knowledge and operational skills associated with various technologies and equipment utilized in the production and post production of professional video programs.
  2. Students will acquire sufficient knowledge and understanding of the various aspects and crew positions associated with producing professional television programs, so as to be able to effectively assess the technical and personnel requirements for a production, coordinate the necessary resources and successfully execute the plan as either an individual or a member of a production team.
  3. Students will demonstrate critical thinking by reviewing and critiquing past and current movies and TV shows to assess their strengths and weakness from the point of view of the media consumer.

Television/Video Communications AA Degree

Program Code:

Required Core Courses (12 units)
TELV 100
Introduction to Electronic Media: Broadcasting, Cable, Video
3 units
TELV 110
Introduction to Television Production
3 units
TELV 112
Introduction to Video Editing and Post Production
3 units
TELV 130
Principles of Broadcast News
3 units
Required Courses (18 units)
Single-Camera Production and Editing
3 units
TELV 120
Screenwriting for TV, Film, the Web, Corporate Video and Digital Media
3 units
TELV 150
Producing and Directing for Television
3 units
TELV 152
Beginning Audio Production 
3 units
Broadcast News Production
3 units
TELV 260
Lighting Systems and Techniques for TV/Video
3 units
Plus 6 units from the following courses
ART 162Digital Design with Photoshop-I3 units
CMST 105
Mass Media and Society

Honoros Mass Media and Society
3 units
CMST 151Voice and Diction for Effective Communications3 units
TELV 009ATV/Video Communications Laboratory0.5 units
TELV 009BTV/Video Communications Laboratory0.5 units
TELV 009CTV/Video Communications Laboratory0.5 units
TELV 010ATV/Video Communications Advanced Laboratory0.5 units
TELV 010BTV/Video Communications Advanced Laboratory II

0.5 units

TELV 010CTV/Video Communications Advanced Laboratory III0.5 units
TELV 010DTV/Video Communications Advanced Laboratory IV0.5 units
TELV 101TV and Society: A Visual History3 units
TELV 103History of Film to 19453 units
TELV 104History of Film from 1945 to Present3 units
TELV 115BAdvanced Single-Camera Production and Editing3 units
TELV 121Intermediate Scriptwriting for TV, Film, the Web, Corporate Video and Digital Media3 units
TELV 123Advanced Scriptwriting for TV, Film, the Web, Corporate Video and Digital Media3 units
TELV 131Beginning Broadcast News Workshop3 units
TELV 142Acting for the Camera3 units
TELV 190Introduction to ProTools1.5 units
TELV 215Advanced Single-Camera/Digital Cinema Production3 units
TELV 230BBroadcast News Production3 units
TELV 230C Broadcast News Production3 units
TELV 230DBroadcast News Production 3 units
TELV 298 TV/Video Communications Practicum/Internship3 units
THEA 108The Business of Entertainment3 units
36 units total


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