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 (29-30 units) Units
FTV-41 Introduction to Telecommunications 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
Electives A: Choose 3-4 units from the following: Units
FTV-38A  Beginning Film, Television and Video Production Project 3
FTV-38B Advanced Film, Television and Video Production Project 3


Film, Television and Video Work Experience  1-4
In addition, select 9 units from one emphasis Production Emphasis OR Sound Engineering Emphasis


Select 9 units from one emphasis Units
ADM-69 Motion Graphics and Special Effects with After Effects 3
ADM 71A Adobe Photoshop For Image Manipulation 3
ENG-38A Screenwriting: Beginning 3
ENG-38B Screenwriting: Intermediate 3
ENG-38C Screenwriting: Advanced 3
FTV-12 History of Film  3


Film, Television and Video Laboratory II 1


Film, Television and Video Laboratory  2


Introduction to Lighting Design for Film and Television  3


Production Planning and Management 3


Intermediate Lighting Techniques for Film 3


Introduction to Special Effects Makeup for Film, Television and Video 3


Introduction to Photography  3


Select 9 units from one emphasis Units


Telecommunications Laboratory  3


Music Technology I  3


Music Technology II 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.