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Film, Television and Electronic Media, Associate in Science Degree for Transfer (AS-T)

Banner Code: 1_AST_FILM

Control Number: 35498

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The Film, Television, and Electronic Media Associate in Science Degree for Transfer (AS-T), is designed to give the student extensive theory and technical experience training in the basic skills required to enter a baccalaureate degree program in a similar major within the California State University system.

Students graduating with an Associate in Science in Film, Television and Electronic Media for Transfer Degree are well positioned to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in a similar major within the California State University system with 60 units of upper-division coursework. Students who complete the Film, Television and Electronic Media AS-T degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students must maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework. While a minimum 2.0 is required for CSU admission, some majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult a counselor for more information.

Program Outcomes

  1. Students will have the skills and knowledge necessary for film, video, and television production, direction, camera operation, lighting, sound, and editing.
  2. Students will be eligible and prepared for admission (SB 1440 and Education Code 66746) to California State University system schools.

Associate Degree for Transfer Requirements

The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees:

  1. Minimum of 60 CSU-transferable semester units.
  2. Minimum GPA of at least 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework. While a minimum of 2.0 is required for admission, some majors require a higher GPA. Consult with a counselor for more information.
  3. Completion of a minimum of 18-semester units in the major as detailed in the Degree and Certificate section of this catalog. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of C (or “P”) or better.
  4. Certified completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU General Education Breadth — Option 2) OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC — Option 3).
  5. A minimum of 12 units in residence at OCC.
Course Title Units
Required Courses
Core Courses
Select two of the following:6
Introduction to Mass Communications
History and Appreciation of the Cinema
Introduction to Media Writing
List A
Select two of the following:6
Sound Design for Film & TV
Film Production 1
Television Production 1
List B
FILM A150History of Radio & Television3
List C
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Computer Graphics
Editing 1
Film Production 2
Cinematography
Introduction to Digital Photography
Program Major Units 18
CSU or IGETC for CSU37-39
Transferable electives as needed to satisfy unit requirementVaries
Total Units60

Program Sequence - CSU

These sequences at Orange Coast College are general course curriculum maps for students to finish all major and general education requirements for two-year completion of degrees, and/or fulfillment of transfer requirements. The course sequence may include course prerequisites and other placement requirements. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor to review course selections and sequences to ensure that completion of this program will meet a student's transfer and career goals.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
CSU GE AREA A1 - CHOOSE ONE 3
CSU GE AREA A2 - CHOOSE ONE 3
CSU GE AREA B4 - CHOOSE ONE 3-4
CSU GE AREA D - CHOOSE ONE 3
ADT Core Course - CHOOSE ONE 3
Introduction to Mass Communications
or History and Appreciation of the Cinema
or Introduction to Media Writing
 
 Units15-16
Semester 2
CSU GE AREA A3 - CHOOSE ONE 3-4
CSU GE AREA B1 no lab - CHOOSE ONE 1 3
CSU GE AREA E - CHOOSE ONE 3
ADT Core Course - CHOOSE ONE 3
Introduction to Mass Communications
or History and Appreciation of the Cinema
or Introduction to Media Writing
 
ADT List A Course - CHOOSE ONE 3
Sound Design for Film & TV  
Film Production 1
or Television Production 1
 
 Units15-16
Year 2
Semester 1
FILM A150 History of Radio & Television 3
HIST A170
History of the United States to 1876 2
or History of the United States to 1876 Honors
or History of the United States Since 1876
or History of the United States Since 1876 Honors
3
CSU GE AREA B2 with lab - CHOOSE ONE 1 3-4
CSU GE AREA C1 OR C2 - CHOOSE ONE 3
ADT List A Course - CHOOSE ONE 3
Sound Design for Film & TV  
Film Production 1
or Television Production 1
 
 Units15-16
Semester 2
PSCI A180
American Government 2
or American Government Honors
3
CSU GE AREA F - CHOOSE ONE 3
ELECTIVE (CSU TRANSFERABLE) 3 6
ADT List C Course - CHOOSE ONE 3
Introduction to Computer Graphics
or Editing 1
or Film Production 2
or Cinematography
or Introduction to Digital Photography
 
 Units15
 Total Units60-63

Program Sequence - IGETC

These sequences at Orange Coast College are general course curriculum maps for students to finish all major and general education requirements for two-year completion of degrees, and/or fulfillment of transfer requirements. The course sequence may include course prerequisites and other placement requirements. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor to review course selections and sequences to ensure that completion of this program will meet a student's transfer and career goals.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
IGETC GE AREA 1A - CHOOSE ONE 3
IGETC GE AREA 2 - CHOOSE ONE 3-4
IGETC GE AREA 4 - CHOOSE ONE 3
IGETC GE AREA 1C - CHOOSE ONE or ELECTIVE (UC TRANSFERABLE) 1 3
ADT Core Course - CHOOSE ONE 2 3
Introduction to Mass Communications
or History and Appreciation of the Cinema
or Introduction to Media Writing
 
 Units15-16
Semester 2
FILM A150 History of Radio & Television 3
IGETC GE AREA 1B - CHOOSE ONE 3-4
IGETC GE AREA 3A - CHOOSE ONE 3
IGETC GE AREA 5A no lab - CHOOSE ONE 3 3
ADT Core Course - CHOOSE ONE 2 3
Introduction to Mass Communications
or History and Appreciation of the Cinema
or Introduction to Media Writing
 
 Units15-16
Year 2
Semester 1
HIST A170
History of the United States to 1876 4
or History of the United States to 1876 Honors
or History of the United States Since 1876
or History of the United States Since 1876 Honors
3
IGETC GE AREA 3A OR 3B - CHOOSE ONE 3
IGETC GE AREA 5B with lab - CHOOSE ONE 3 4
ADT List A Course - CHOOSE TWO 5 6
Sound Design for Film & TV
or Film Production 1
or Television Production 1
 
 Units16
Semester 2
PSCI A180
American Government 6
or American Government Honors
3
IGETC GE AREA 4 - CHOOSE ONE 3
LOTE: Foreign Language or ELECTIVE (UC TRANSFERABLE) 7 3-5
ELECTIVE (UC TRANSFERABLE) 8 2
ADT List C Course - CHOOSE ONE 9 3
Introduction to Computer Graphics
or Editing 1
or Film Production 2
or Cinematography
or Introduction to Digital Photography
 
 Units14-16
 Total Units60-64