Film, Television and Video, Production Specialist

The program prepares individuals to communicate information, entertainment and ideas through film, television and video. This includes practical, hands-on instruction in how to plan and produce a variety of genre in film, television and video; crew responsibilities and production techniques for film, television, video and audio; equipment operation including film and video cameras, editing equipment, switchers, character generators, lighting instruments, and microphones; techniques for making specific types of film, television and video programming; use of digital technology and computer applications to record, edit or enhance images, audio, graphics or effects; and how to manage film and video operations. 

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Plan and produce film, television, video and audio productions from concept to finished product.
  • Operate a variety of electronic media production equipment and facilities including but not limited to film and video cameras, character generators, microphones, lighting instruments, teleprompters, editing software, sound recorders and control room test equipment.
  • Create film and video productions that have a focused, coherent message with a clear beginning, middle and end and that meet industry technical standards for composition, lighting, sound and editing.
  • Demonstrate workplace behaviors necessary for industry success including reliability, persistence, ability to adhere to deadlines and ability to communicate and work cooperatively in a team production environment. 
Required Courses (32-33 units) Units
FTV-41 Introduction to Telecommunications 3
FTV-43 Television Studio and Equipment 3
FTV-44A Beginning Television Production  3.5
FTV-45A  Beginning Television News Production 3.5
FTV-48 Short Film Production 3
FTV-51A Film, Television and Video Laboratory I  1
FTV-64A Beginning Digital Editing Principles and Techniques  3
Choose 3-4 units from the following: Units
FTV-38A  Beginning Film, Television and Video Production Project 3

FTV-200

Film, Television and Video Work Experience  1-2-3-4
In addition, choose and complete courses from: Film and Television Production Emphasis or Sound Engineering Emphasis

FILM AND TELEVISION PRODUCTION EMPHASIS

Core Requirements 23-24
Select another 9 units from the following:   
FTV-12 History of Film  3

FTV-38B 

Advanced Film, Television and Video Production Project 3

FTV-42

Writing for Broadcast Television  3

FTV-44B

Intermediate Television Production 3.5

FTV-44C

Advanced-Intermediate Television Production 3.5

FTV-44D

Advanced Television Production  3.5

FTV-45B

Intermediate Television News Production 3.5

FTV-45C

Advanced Intermediate Television News Production 3.5

FTV-45D

Advanced Television News Production 3.5

FTV-51B

Film, Television and Video Laboratory II 1

FTV-51C

Film, Television and Video Laboratory III 1

FTV-51D

Film, Television and Video Laboratory IV 1

FTV-52

Film, Television and Video Laboratory  2

FTV-53

Telecommunications Laboratory  3

FTV-65

The Director’s Art in Filmmaking 3

FTV-68

Story Development Process in the Entertainment Industry 3

FTV-72

Introduction to Lighting Design for Film and Television  3

FTV-73

Introduction to Pro Tools Digital Audio Recording 3

FTV-74

Production Planning and Management 3

ADM-69

Motion Graphics and Special Effects with After Effects 3

ADM-71A

Adobe Photoshop for Image Manipulation 3

ENG-38

Introduction to Screenwriting 3

PHO-8

Introduction to Photography  3

SOUND ENGINEERING EMPHASIS

Core Requirements  23-24
Select another 9 units from the following:  
FTV-52 Film, Television and Video Laboratory 2

FTV-53 

Telecommunications Laboratory  3

FTV-71A

Beginning Sound Engineering for Audio in Media 3

FTV-73 

Introduction to Pro Tools Digital Audio Recording 3

FTV-75 

Intermediate Digital Audio Recording Pro Tools 110 3

FTV-76

Advanced Digital Audio Recording Pro Tools 201  3

MUS-8A

Music Technology I  3

Associate of Science Degree

The Associate of Science Degree in Film, Television and Video, Production Specialist will be awarded upon completion of the degree requirements, including general education and other graduation requirements as described in the college catalog. 

This Program Pathway will allow a full-time student to complete this program in 12-18 months. For students who require a part time pathway, please see a counselor for more information.