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Film, Television, and Electronic Media 2020-2021

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The Certificate of Achievement in Film, Television, and Electronic Media prepares learners to transfer to San Francisco State University and San Jose State University and for professional careers in a variety of media-related fields. The program offers a strong foundation in the language, history, culture, and aesthetics of media. The program objectives fall into two large categories: 1) developing the understandings and skills necessary for a career in media; 2) developing the critical thinking skills necessary to interpret and analyze the values, assumptions, and constituent cultural/sociological phenomena housed within--and underneath--its ubiquitous presence.

Program Learning Outcomes:

-Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze, synthesize, and critique media languages and aesthetics.
-Students will demonstrate the ability to interpret, evaluate, and analyze the wide variety of contexts and ideologies embedded within different media forms.
-Students will demonstrate a working knowledge of media history and technological innovation, including its effects upon the development of media as business and art form.
-Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze media's role in the shaping of cultural values and perceptions.

Units Required

  • Certificate(s): 29
CA = Certificate of Achievement.

Certificate Requirements

Certificate of Achievement in Film, Television, and Electronic Media

Units: 29

COMM 5 Mass Communication (5 units)
MDIA 1 Introduction to Film Studies (4 units)
or MDIA 1H Honors Introduction to Film Studies (4 units)
MDIA 2A History of Film 1895-1945 (4 units)
or MDIA 2B History of Film 1945-Current (4 units)
MDIA 20 Fundamentals of Media Production (4 units)
MTEC 57A Sound Design for Film & Video (4 units)

And select 8 units from the following:
MDIA 3 Introduction to Film & Media Criticism (4 units)
MDIA 11 Introduction to Popular Culture (4 units)
or MDIA 11H Honors Introduction to Popular Culture (4 units)
MDIA 12 Popular Culture & United States History (4 units)
MDIA 13 Video Games & Popular Culture (4 units)
or MUS 11F Video Games & Popular Culture (4 units)


Control Information:
2020-2021 | Status: Approved | Modified: 2020-04-27 14:02:04 | Dept Code: MDIA

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