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Media Studies

About the Program

Earn an Associate Degree for Transfer

The Associate in Science Degree for Transfer (AS-T) in Film, Television, and Media Studies emphasizes Media Studies, and will prepare you to transfer to a four-year university and for professional careers in a variety of media-related fields. The degree offers a strong foundation in the language, history, culture, and aesthetics of media.

What You'll Learn

  • How to analyze, synthesize, and critique media languages and aesthetics
  • Develop ability to interpret, evaluate, and analyze the wide variety of contexts and ideologies embedded within different media forms
  • Knowledge of media history and technological innovation, including its effects upon the development of media as business and art form
  • An analytical understanding of media's role in the shaping of cultural values and perceptions


Core Courses (9 Units)

Support Courses (20-21 Units)

Complete one courses from at least four of these five areas:

  • Culture and Society
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • Politics
  • Humanities

See requirements for the degree for specific courses to choose.

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Please contact me!

Kristin Tripp Caldwell, Department Chair


Office 1212

Division Office Contacts

Debbie Lee, Interim Division Dean
To meet with the dean, contact the Student & Faculty Support Center.
Nila Nine, Campus Facility Rentals Coordinator
Phone: 650.949.7057
Fine Arts & Communication Division
Information & Forms for Faculty

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