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

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Banner Code: 1_AST_FILM
Control Number: 35498

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 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).
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