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Media Arts and Creative Entertainment, Certificate of Achievement

Banner Code: 1_CN_MART

Control Number: 39134

Financial Aid Eligible

The Media Arts and Creative Entertainment Certificate program is a Career Technical Education specialty, designed for the student who wants a concentrated course of study in the field of acting/directing coupled with film and television production. It has been designed to introduce students to the skills necessary to create their own recorded media projects or prepare students for entry-level employment in the entertainment industry. Completion of this certificate will foster an understanding and appreciation of the various artistic and technical aspects of camera and narrative production. Students will be educated in performing, directing, storytelling, camera operation, event documentation, lighting, sound, post-production, and business practices. The required 12 units give the student a strong foundation, while the 5 elective units allow students to concentrate on their particular area of interest within this collaborative field.

Program Outcome

Students will be able to demonstrate competence as directors, performers, actors and technicians and possess a critical understanding of visual storytelling coupled with current and effective performance and directing techniques.

Review Graduation Requirements.

Course Title Units
Required Courses
FILM A110Film Production 13
FILM A240Film Production 23
THEA A106Acting Fundamentals3
or THEA A115 Acting for Camera and Stage
THEA A275Directing3
Select five units of the following:5
Broadcast Journalism
The Business of Film & Television
Television Sitcom Genre
Broadcast Journalism
Television Production 1
Editing 1
Social Media Marketing
Film Production 3
Acting 2
Theatre Laboratory Level 1
Theatre Laboratory Level 2
Theatre Laboratory Level 3
Theatre Laboratory Level 4
OCC Theatre Repertory 1
Body Movement for the Actor
Stage Combat
Voice and Articulation
Total Units17

Program Sequence

These sequences at Orange Coast College are curriculum maps for students to finish all requirements for the certificate. There may be advisories, prerequisites, or time requirements that students need to consider before following these maps. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor for alternate sequencing.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
FILM A110 Film Production 1 3
Acting Fundamentals
or Acting for Camera and Stage
Semester 2
FILM A240 Film Production 2 3
THEA A275 Directing 3
 Total Units17-21