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Media Arts

A.A. Degree

Video Arts/Technical Production

Print/Cyberprint

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The following two associate's degrees require a combination of core courses and additional requirements:

Completion of the core courses and the additional requirements in a selected area (below) will qualify students for an A.A. degree in Media Arts.

CORE COURSES:

JOUR 10 Mass Media & Society 3 units

JOUR 16A Writing for Media 3 units

THEA 16 Introduction to Television 3 units

THEA 17A Television & Video Workshop 3 units

HUM 10 Approaches to Contemporary Film 3 units

Core Courses Unit Total: 15 UNITS

Media Arts A.A. Degree Video Arts/Technical Production Option

Program Learning Outcomes: After completing this degree a student will be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge and skills related to pre-production, production and post-production for a studio or field production in television broadcast.
  • participate in a live television broadcast and perform a minimum of three essential roles during the broadcast in the control room or on the studio floor.

The VideoArts/Technical Production option prepares students for four-year studies in media arts, communications, film and television studies.

CORE COURSES: 15 units

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS 7 units (minimum):

THEA 14 Stage Production 2 units

THEA 17B Television & Video Workshop 3 units

Choose one:

HUM 3 Introduction to the Cinema (3 units)

THEA 4 Oral Reading (3 units)

THEA 12B Theatre Acting Techniques (2 units)

THEA 19 Television & Film Acting (3 units)

T'HEA 20 Introduction to Scriptwriting (3 units)

2-3 units

Total Units for Major: 22-23 UNITS

Plus completion of general education requirements units vary

Total Units Required for A.A.: minimum of 60 UNITS

Media Arts A.A. Degree Print/Cyberprint Option

Program Learning Outcomes: After completing this degree a student will be able to:

  • plan, formulate and compose news stories, requiring them to restate facts, describe people and conditions and explain and report on current events as well as describe and translate constitutionally guaranteed freedom of speech into practical language and define libel and best ethical journalistic practices, differentiating between standard and sub-standard ethics.
  • define and apply standard journalistic practices and work with each other to appraise and revise each other's stories as well as interpret current events, campus organizational structures and human beings to demonstrate a common understanding of news values, choosing and selecting interesting stories to cover.

Students who choose the Print/Cyberprint option prepare for transfer to four-year institutions in journalism, communications and technical writing.

CORE COURSES: 15 units

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS 8 units (minimum):

JOUR 15* On-Line Investigation 3 units

JOUR 18 Working on the Newspaper 2-5 units

Choose one:

JOUR 16B Reporting for Media (3 units)

JOUR 30* Magazine Writing (3 units)

3 units

Total Units for Major: 23-26 UNITS

Plus completion of general education requirements units vary

Total Units Required for A.A.: minimum of 60 UNITS

* There are times when a course listed as a requirement for a major or certificate cannot be offered in a reasonable timeframe. Course substitutions and waivers will be considered by the department. Please contact the department chairperson. This information is available from the Office of Instruction - (408) 848-4761.