The Film, Television, and Media Arts Associate of Science degree will prepare students to pursue careers in the media industry as independent producers, directors, cinematographers (director of photography) videographers, film and video editors, camera operators, gaffers, scriptwriters, and specialist in media production. They will be able to work in a variety of fields and industries including broadcast television, internet media development, marketing, public relations, communications, advertising, entertainment, education, government, medical institutions and businesses where media technology is used.
This is a rapidly growing industry that has become common and nearly ubiquitous throughout most industries, therefore we expect enrollment to continue to increase as the program gains recognition and student interest surges. There is a growing number of high schools, colleges and universities throughout San Diego county and across the country that offer a similar program, however, fewer are able to provide the kind of student centered access to equipment and media facilities that Southwestern college currently does.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to: 1) identify the production model of the four distinct processes; 3) demonstrate an ability to operate camera and sound equipment 4) develop an understanding of the general concepts behind the business practices in the media industry. Students will be able to develop a production book which contains a synopsis, script, script breakdown, production schedule, storyboard. Shot list, Camera blocking or floor plan, and release forms and agreements.
(Y1 or S1)
|Requirements||Dept. Name/#||Class Title||Units||Proposed Sequence|
|None||FTMA 100||Editing I||3||1st Semester|
|None||FTMA 101||Fundamentals in Camera, Lighting, and Sound||3||1st Semester|
|None||FTMA 102||Introduction to Motion Picture Production||3||1st Semester|
|None||FTMA 103||Introduction to Television Production||3||1st Semester|
|None||FTMA 105||Introduction to Writing for Television, Motion Picture, and Media||3||2nd Semester|
|FTMA 111||Recording Techniques||3||Option 2|
|FTMA 102||FTMA 112||Motion Picture Production I||3||Option 1, 2, or 3|
|FTMA 103||FTMA 113||Television Studio Production I||3||Option 1, 2, or 3|
|None||FTMA 115||Scriptwriting for the Stage and Film||3||Option 3|
|None||FTMA 116||Acting for the Camera I||3||Recommended Elective|
|FTMA 100||FTMA 120||Video Post-Production, Graphics, and Special Effects||3||Option 2|
|FTMA 102||FTMA 124||Documentary Motion Picture Production||3||Option 1 or 3|
|FTMA 112||FTMA 127||Directing for Motion Picture Production||3||Option 1|
|FTMA 102||FTMA 131||Cinematography||3||Option 1|
|None||FTMA 140||Technical Design and Production||3||Recommended Elective|
|None||FTMA 160||Cinema as a Form of Expression and Communications||3||1st or 2nd Semester|
|None||FTMA 161||History of Film as Art||3||1st or 2nd Semester|
|None||FTMA 162||Culture and the Media||3||1st Semester|
|FTMA 102 or 103||FTMA 290||Professional Media Work Experience I||2-4||Recommended Elective|