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

An A.S.-T in Film, Television and Electronic Media for Transfer will fulfill the requirements for students to transfer to a CSU institution as a Film, Television and Electronic Media major. The courses in the A.S.-T in Film, Television and Electronic Media for Transfer provide students with an ability to solve quantitative problems and think critically in regards to major concepts in video and audio theories, including television broadcasting, radio broadcasting, studio recording, video camera technology and application, microphone technology and application, pre and post production applications, communications, and principles in acting for film and television.

This Associate in Science in Film, Television and Electronic Media for Transfer degree is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. A student completing this degree is guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not a particular campus or major. Students should meet with a counselor to develop an educational plan and receive university admission and transfer requirements.

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CSU: General Education Option B

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
ENGL-101 College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition) 4
MATH-115 Ideas of Mathematics 3
AUD-140 Beginning Studio Recording 3
AUD-143 Pro Tools 101 (formerly Computer Audio Editing) 3
COMM-110 Communications Media Survey 3
 Units16
Spring Semester 1
COMM-104 Argumentation and Debate (formerly Advocacy and Argument) 3
AUD-141 Intermediate Studio Recording 3
ENGL-111 Introduction to Media Writing 3
Select one of the following: 3
Black History in the American Context  
Latinx/Chicanx Literature  
Multiethnic Literature (formerly ENGL-280)  
THA-136 Cultural History of American Motion Pictures 3
 Units15
Fall Semester 2
COMM-100 Public Speaking 3
AUD-180 Video Production I 3
PS-101 Introduction to American Government and Politics 3
ART-100 Art Appreciation 3
ANTH-101 Physical Anthropology 3
ANTH-111 Physical Anthropology Lab 1
 Units16
Spring Semester 2
AUD-549 Cooperative Work Experience: Audio and Video Technology (formerly AUD-149) 1
ENVS-101 Environmental Science 3
HIST-111
U.S. History to 1877
or U.S. History Since 1865
3
THA-137 Introduction to World Cinema 3
PSYC-102 Personal Growth 3
 Units13
 Total Units60

Language Requirement: Some CSU's require the equivalency of an intermediate language proficiency for graduation. Please see a counselor for more detail regarding specific CSU major and graduation requirements. 

Course Title Credits
Required Core Courses
COMM-110Communications Media Survey3
ENGL-111Introduction to Media Writing3
List A: Select one from each Area
Area 1 Audio
AUD/MUS-141Intermediate Studio Recording3
or AUD-148 Radio Production
Area 2 Video or Film Production
Select one of the following:3
Video Production I
Video Production II (formerly AUD-153)
Television Studio Production & Broadcast
List B: Select one
Select any course from List A not used above or the following:3
Introduction to Theater
Honors Introduction to Theater
Introduction to Film
Cultural History of American Motion Pictures
Introduction to World Cinema
Honors Introduction to World Cinema
List C: Select one
Select any course from List B not used above or the following:3
Beginning Studio Recording
Survey of Communication Studies
Introduction and Appreciation of Music
Honors Introduction and Appreciation of Music
Fundamentals of Acting
Acting for Film and Television
Total Units18
Course Title Credits
Units for Major18
CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern37-39
Possible double counting: 12 units
Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 CSU transferable units)

Total Units for A.S.-T Degree: 60 units

The overall requirements for this Associates Degree for Transfer (ADT) can be met by:

  • Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC).
  • Completion of California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements (CSUGE)  or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC).
  • Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  • Completion of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

ADTs also require that students earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. A “P” (Pass) grade is acceptable if pass is defined as a grade of C or better. ADTs are intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. A student completing an ADT is guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not a particular campus or major. Students should meet with a counselor to develop a comprehensive educational plan to further understand university and transfer requirements.

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