Film, Television, and Electronic Media: AS-T Degree

This degree provides a foundation in Film Studies for students who wish to transfer to Baccalaureate programs for film, television and electronic media majors in the California State University system. To fulfill the requirements for this degree, students will complete lower division major preparation courses listed below and the appropriate general education pattern (CSU GE Breadth or IGETC) for a total of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units of degree-applicable courses. Students must pass all courses in the area of emphasis with a minimum of "C" (or "P") and maintain an overall minimum 2.0 GPA. With this transfer degree, students can expect to succeed at a four-year college where they can apply their acquired knowledge in a variety of opportunities including film criticism/reviewing, festival programming, or archival research. 

Program Learning Outcomes
  1. Analyze film.
  2. Show a cultural and artistic appreciation of film as an art form.
  3. Demonstrate basic film vocabulary and production skills.
Degree Requirements
Required Core Courses (6 units)
FILM-100Survey and Appreciation of Film3
FILM-102Survey of Film and Media3
Required Electives: List A
Complete the following courses:6
Area 1: Audio
Introduction to Audio Production
Area 2: Video or Film Production
Introduction to Film Production
Required Electives: List B
Complete one course from the following:3
Film History: 1895-1949
Film History: 1950s to Present
Foundations of Photography
Required Electives: List C
Complete one course from the following:3
Any List B Course Not Already Used
History of Western Art: Prehistoric Through Medieval
History of Western Art: Renaissance to Contemporary
History of Graphic Design
Survey of Modern Art
History of Asian Art
Arts of Africa, Oceania, and Native North America
History of Photography
Culture and Gender in Film
Director's Cinema
Horror Film
Film Comedy
Film Genres: Film Noir
Film Genres: Western
Film Genres: Drama
Film Genres: Musical
Introduction to Non-Fiction/Reality Production
Beginning Darkroom Photography
History of Photography
Introduction to Theater
Culture and Gender in Theater
Acting Shakespeare
History of Theater
Introduction to Stage Costume
Total Units18

To receive an Associate Degree for Transfer, students must complete 60 CSU transferable semester units with a grade point average of at least 2.0, and either the California State University General Education (CSU-GE) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern. Consultation with a Counselor is highly encouraged to ensure all requirements are met.