Catalog 2019-20

Radio, Television, and Film Production

Associate Degree for Transfer

A.S.-T. in Film, Television and Electronic Media

The Associate in Science in Film, Television and Electronic Media for Transfer degree provides students with a major that fulfills the general requirements of the California State University for transfer to baccalaureate degree programs in film, television and electronic media. Students with this degree will receive priority admission with junior status to the California State University system. The Associate in Science Degree in Film, Television and Electronic Media for Transfer is comprised of lower division coursework typically required by CSU institutions. Students must complete the following Associate Degree for Transfer requirements (Pursuant to SB1440, §66746): • 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU-transferable units • the California State University-General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE-Breadth); OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern • a minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in the major or area of emphasis as determined by the community college district • obtain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 • earn a grade of C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis Upon successful completion of the Associate in Science Degree in Film, Television and Electronic Media for Transfer degree requirements, students will be guaranteed admission to the CSU system with junior status and will not have to repeat lower division coursework. Each California State University may have slightly different requirements for transfer so it is critical for students to work with their counselors to develop individual academic plans.

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
RTVF 300 Mass Media and Society 3
RTVF 306 Introduction to Media Aesthetics and Cinematic Arts 3
RTVF 312 Beginning Radio Production  (3) 3
  or RTVF 319 Beginning Audio Production  (3)
RTVF 330 Beginning Single Camera Production  (3) 3
  or RTVF 331 Beginning Television Studio Production  (3)
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 31
RTVF 350 Intermediate Film / Digital Cinema Production  (3)
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 32
RTVF 315 Voice and Diction for Broadcasting  (3)
  or RTVF 360 Introduction to Motion Graphics: Adobe After Effects  (3)
  or RTVF 362 Digital Non-Linear Video Editing  (3)
Total Units: 18

1Or any course not used above. RTVF 330 is a prerequisite to this course and must be taken first.

2Or any course not used above

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

Write in clear, concise English. (SLO-1)

Research critically, filter the results and present them in a cogent manner. (SLO-2)

Resolve and execute standard pre-production skills including planning, script, script breakdown, budgeting, storyboard creation, and crew and equipment selection. (SLO-3)

utilize basic field production equipment correctly, safely and creatively, including cameras, lights and audio.

operate essential post production equipment for audio and film/video editing and distribution in a variety of contemporary and emerging methods.

Demonstrate a hands-on ability to perform the professional level critical thinking needed for successful teamwork in media. (SLO-4)

Using audio, communicate information and entertainment to serve diverse audiences in culturally responsive ways (SLO-5)

analyze, interpret, and exercise critical judgment in the evaluation of media productions.

Career Information

Career Opportunities upon successful completion of a baccalaureate degree in film, television or electronic media include but are not limited to positions as: Radio Personality; Camera Operator; Cinematographer; Director of Photography; Lighting Director; Computer Graphic Artist; Non-Linear Video Editor; Audio Engineer; Radio Producer; Broadcast Technician; Gaffer; Production Coordinator; Production Assistant; TV, Film, DVD, or Internet Producer/Director; and Personal or Corporate Video.

Radio, Television, and Film Production (RTVF) Courses

RTVF 295 Independent Studies in Radio, Television, and Film

Units: 1 - 3

Hours: 54 - 162 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

An independent studies project involves an individual student or small group of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. See the current catalog section of "Special Studies" for full details of Independent Studies.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Actively engage in intellectual inquiry beyond that required in order to pass a course of study (College Wide Learning Outcome – Area 4).

RTVF 300 Mass Media and Society

Units: 3

Same As: JOUR 310

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC

CID: C-ID JOUR 100

Survey of the mass media: history, philosophy, structure and trends, as well as theories which help to explain effects and the importance as a social institution. Exploration of economics, technology, law, ethics, and
social issues, including cultural and ethnic diversity. This course is the same as JOUR 310, and only one may be taken for credit. (C-ID JOUR 100)

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

apply the basic vocabulary and concepts of mass communication verbally and in clear, concise English (SLO #1 GE Vb a).

RTVF 302 Introduction to Digital Design & Storytelling

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

The course explores computer-based images, text, graphics, narration, video and music in today's visual and social media. Students will analyze media literacy, audience, narrative elements, themes and the review of visual media through the lens of story structure.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Analyze media literacy.

RTVF 304 Introduction to Multimedia

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: CISC 302 or JOUR 330

Transferable: CSU

This course is designed to familiarize students with designing and producing multimedia presentations. Emphasis will be given to developing skills in producing photographic, graphic, video and audio materials used for the World Wide Web and multimedia presentations. The course presents a description and history of computer-interactive multimedia. Students explore current uses of these technologies and receive instruction in practical application. Each student conceives, writes, and designs a high-level multimedia program, using a user-friendly system. Some applications for multimedia include: professional presentations, specialized instruction research, Internet web pages, job training, interactive newsletters, computer games and point-of-purchase marketing.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO# 1: Identify and explain fundamental theory, strategies and practices for communications and graphic design, including the need for research, target marketing, message design and script writing.

RTVF 305 Film History

Units: 3

Same As: FMS 305

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC

An introduction to the art of motion pictures, using both lectures and films. Students will briefly study the history of motion pictures and will view, evaluate, and critique films which are landmarks in the art of movie making. This course is the same as FMS 305, and only one may be taken for credit.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

analyze, interpret, and exercise critical judgment in the evaluation of film and media forms and cultures (SLO-1).

RTVF 306 Introduction to Media Aesthetics and Cinematic Arts

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: ENGWR 101 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU

This course introduces the close analysis of film and television texts to students. It examines the broad questions of form and content, aesthetics and meaning, and history and culture. Students explore the diverse possibilities presented by the cinematic art form through an examination of a wide variety of productions, national cinemas, and film movements. Topics include modes of production, narrative and non-narrative forms, visual design, editing, sound, genre, ideology and critical analysis.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

Critically analyze film and television as a technology, business, cultural production/cultural artifact, entertainment medium and art form. (SLO #1).

RTVF 310 History of American Radio 1920-1950

Units: 3

Hours: 18 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

An introductory study of radio as a cultural medium in American society from the 1920's to the 1950's. Examples from popular programs in comedy, news, sports, mystery and adventure, serials, music and drama are included. Formerly known as CMED 310.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

understand the unique qualities and contribution of radio from the 1920's to the 1950's (70% accuracy).

RTVF 312 Beginning Radio Production

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

This is an introductory course in theory and application of audio production techniques for radio. Students will gain a basic understanding of audio equipment in both live and pre-recorded broadcasting. This includes recording equipment, mixers, digital audio production, radio program formats, broadcast writing and announcing skills. This course should be taken prior to Radio Workshop, RTVF 316.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1 Demonstrate knowledge of digital audio equipment.

RTVF 315 Voice and Diction for Broadcasting

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC

This course is intended for all majors relating to broadcasting including radio production, communications media and television production. This course focuses on individual speech improvement through the study and practice of voice control and manipulation, proper breathing, and diction. Emphasis is placed on achieving correct pronunciation, enunciation, and voice production. Students will build on basic theories and practice of the interpretation of various oral selections chosen by the instructor and by the student.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

Demonstrate improvement in personal speech production within broadcasting(SLO #1).

RTVF 316 Introduction to Radio Workshop

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: RTVF 312 or 319

Transferable: CSU

Through lectures and supervised labs, this intermediate radio production course explores current radio industry trends and practices. Students in the course will take part in the planning and producing of original radio programs for pod-casting and internet streaming.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1 Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the fundamentals of radio production.

RTVF 319 Beginning Audio Production

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

This course serves as an introduction to the theory and practice of audio production for radio, television, film and digital recording applications. Students will learn the fundamentals of sound design and aesthetics, microphone use, and digital recording equipment. Students gain hands on experience recording, editing, mixing and mastering audio. Upon completion, students will have basic knowledge of applied audio concepts, production workflow, equipment functions, and audio editing software.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

understand basic physics of sound terminology; the sound wave, frequency/pitch, amplitude/loudness, phase, and timbre (SLO #1)

RTVF 330 Beginning Single Camera Production

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

CID: C-ID FTVE 130

This course provides an introduction to the theory, terminology, and operation of single camera video production, including composition and editing techniques, camera operation, portable lighting, video recorder operation, audio control and basic editing. This course focuses on the aesthetics and fundamentals of scripting, producing, directing on location, post production, and exhibition/distribution.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

demonstrate both the technical and aesthetic aspects of video field production and knowledge of basic production techniques (SLO 1)

RTVF 331 Beginning Television Studio Production

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

This course introduces theory, terminology and operation of a multi-camera television studio and control room. Topics include studio signal flow, directing, theory and operation of camera and audio equipment, switcher operation, fundamentals of lighting, graphics, video control and video recording and real-time video production.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

write in clear, concise English. (SLO-1)

RTVF 340 Television Production Workshop I

Units: 2

Hours: 108 hours LAB

Prerequisite: RTVF 331 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU

Within this course, students plan the total operational process for actual television programs (on air or closed-circuit), as well as participate in and take responsibility for various aspects of the finished program, such as camera operation, audio, switching, lighting, sets, graphics, editing and directing.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

write in clear, concise English (SLO-1).

RTVF 341 Television Production Workshop II

Units: 2

Hours: 108 hours LAB

Prerequisite: RTVF 340 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU

Within this course, students gain additional experience in creating television programming for cable TV, internet or DVD distribution. Besides production experience, they may take more active roles as producers, directors and production managers. Participation as production crew positions and with field remotes are required.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

write in clear, concise English. (SLO-1)

RTVF 342 Television Production Workshop III

Units: 2

Hours: 108 hours LAB

Prerequisite: RTVF 341 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU

This course is designed for the production of new types of video programming for cable, business, industry and special groups - religious, ethnic, minorities, children, and women.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

write in clear, concise English. (SLO-1)

RTVF 343 Television Production Workshop IV

Units: 2

Hours: 108 hours LAB

Prerequisite: RTVF 342 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU

This course is designed for students preparing for industry jobs as producers, directors and production managers. Students provide focused attention in the process of pre-production, production and post-production. Participation as production crew positions and with field remotes is required.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

write in clear, concise English. (SLO-1)

RTVF 350 Intermediate Film / Digital Cinema Production

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: RTVF 330 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU

This course provides a hands-on project-based opportunity for students to create single-camera projects using a Hollywood-style field production. Students focus on producing and directing skills as well as understanding the roles of field production crews. Development of narrative and documentary ideas for field production using both guerrilla and conventional set techniques are emphasized. Topics include scriptwriting, cinematography, directing, and non-linear editing. Off-campus field trips or production opportunities outside of class time may be required. This course may be taken twice for credit.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

write in clear, concise English. (SLO-1)

RTVF 354 Audio Editing for Film & Video Post Production

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: RTVF 362; For best success, students taking Audio Editing for Film and Video using the Soundtrack Pro software, should complete RTVF 362 before taking this course.

Transferable: CSU

This hands-on course provides understanding of how to edit audio and video files, repair field recordings, perform multi-track arranging and mixing, synchronize audio and video, analyze and fix common audio problems, and perform other creative sound design techniques. This course focuses on practical, professional techniques used to add music and sound effects to video and multimedia projects. This course is particularly designed for students who want to learn more about the basics of audio content creation, editing, and mixing in Soundtrack Pro as part of the Apple Final Cut Pro Studio. Students may choose to pay an additional fee and take an Apple Certified End User exam at the conclusion of this course.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

use and define the terms and procedures used in the process of audio production and editing for film and video on a computer. (SLO-1)

RTVF 360 Introduction to Motion Graphics: Adobe After Effects

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

This is an introductory motion graphics course for students interested in digital video, multimedia, 3-D computer animation, and emerging broadcast technologies. Students will gain hands-on experience with picture and video manipulation, 3-D composing, paint and draw applications for film, broadcast, multimedia and the Internet.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

write in clear, concise English. (SLO-1)

RTVF 361 Intermediate Motion Graphics: Adobe After Effects

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: RTVF 360 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU

The course presents an intermediate level exploration of the theory and practice of animation for video, film and the Internet. Students study the contemporary uses of the techniques of computer animation. Intermediate level skills are developed in Adobe After Effects including advanced techniques of graphic motion over time. Techniques for creating 3-D graphics are explored in depth. Exposure to additional computer applications may include Apple's Motion, Animation Master or others.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

write in clear, concise English. (SLO 1)

RTVF 362 Digital Non-Linear Video Editing

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

This course will provide an overview of the theory and practice of nonlinear editing for video and film utilizing nonlinear digital editing work stations. Student will examine the technical and aesthetic requirements of editing through the use of professional film and video dailies. Projects will explore computer graphics, computer animation, audio/visual applications and digital video.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

demonstrate both the technical and aesthetic aspects of non-linear editing and demonstrate knowledge of basic production techniques. (SLO 1)

RTVF 365 Intermediate Film & Video Editing

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: RTVF 362 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU

This course is designed for previous users of non-linear editing software or for those wishing to increase their overall effectiveness with film and video editing software. This course helps students with improved project workflow, trimming shortcuts, advanced compositing, special effects and distribution for broadcast and film or in emerging technologies. Instruction also covers tips and tricks when using filters, nesting sequences and using variable speed controls to get movie quality effects.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

write in clear, concise English. (SLO #1, pSLO-1)

RTVF 368 Scriptwriting for Film, Video & Multimedia

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: ENGWR 300

Transferable: CSU

Students will learn the mechanics of scriptwriting and formating used for film and television as well as the writer's role in pre-production and production. Additionally, students are introduced to non-linear writing for new interactive multimedia technologies.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Describe what a motion picture or television treatment is and why treatments are important.

RTVF 370 Broadcast Writing & Announcing

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

Students learn fundamental techniques of broadcasting with an emphasis upon speaking and writing. Students practice with specified formats in the television studio and radio workshop. Lab experiences and review of microphone use and performance in-front of the camera are included. A variety of non-news writing styles are explored.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

write in clear, concise English (SLO-1).

RTVF 371 Hollywood TV and Film Studios: A Behind the Scenes Experience

Units: 1

Hours: 18 hours LEC

Prerequisite: RTVF 330 or 331 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU

This course provides an overview and introduction to video and film production techniques utilized by professionals in and around Hollywood, CA. Students will learn about the operation of motion picture and television studios from behind the scenes. A variety of topics including preproduction, production and post-production techniques, set design and lighting, and the history of Hollywood-style
production will be included. Guest speakers will provide a professional perspective on entry-level job skills and analysis of current workforce development.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

analyze, interpret, and exercise critical judgment in the evaluation of media productions. (SLO-1, PSLO-6)

RTVF 376 Advertising

Units: 3

Same As: MKT 314

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

This course is an introduction to the field of advertising, its history, purpose, institutions, and functions. Studies are made of the various media used in general advertising, as well as the effective use of these media. Students will produce ads and advertising campaigns. This course is the same as MKT 314, and only one may be taken for credit.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: DEMONSTRATE THE ABILITY TO THINK CRITICALLY AND ANALYZE PROBLEMS.

RTVF 378 Acting for the Camera

Units: 3

Same As: TA 356

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: RTVF 370 or TA 350 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU; UC

This is an introductory course in the theory and techniques of acting for film and video, comparing the differences between stage acting and acting for the camera. Scenes and commercials are enacted and played back on videotape for class critiquing. Students experience single camera and multiple-camera studio production and performance techniques. This course is the same as TA 356, and only one may be taken for credit.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

write in clear, concise English (SLO-1).

RTVF 380 Broadcast Journalism

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: JOUR 300, RTVF 362, and RTVF 370; and the ability to type.

Transferable: CSU

The student will gain a general knowledge of the field of radio/television news writing and production. Through theoretical and practical application, the student will understand and practice writing, filming, editing, and broadcasting radio and television news.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

write in clear, concise English. (SLO #1)

RTVF 495 Independent Studies in Radio, Television, and Film

Units: 1 - 3

Hours: 54 - 162 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

An independent studies project involves an individual student or small group of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. See the current catalog section of "Special Studies" for full details of Independent Studies.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Actively engage in intellectual inquiry beyond that required in order to pass a course of study (College Wide Learning Outcome – Area 4).

RTVF 498 Work Experience in Radio, Television and Film

Units: 1 - 4

Hours: 60 - 300 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Enrollment Limitation:

Students must be in a paid or unpaid internship, volunteer position or job related to career goals in Radio, Television and Film.

Transferable: CSU

This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment in their major field of study or advancement within their career. It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in transfer level degree occupational programs. Course content includes understanding the application of education to the workforce; completion of required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. Appropriate level learning objectives are established by the student and the employer. During the semester, the student is required to participate in a weekly orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. Work Experience may be taken for a total of 16 units when there are new or expanded learning objectives. Only one Work Experience course may be taken per semester.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

DEMONSTRATE AN UNDERSTANDING AND APPLICATION OF PROFESSIONAL WORKPLACE BEHAVIOR IN A FIELD OF STUDY RELATED ONE’S CAREER.(SLO 1)

This instructional program is designed to train students for skills needed in jobs requiring basic knowledge in Radio, Television or Film Production. Training includes classes in radio, television, film, broadcasting, broadcast and print journalism, editing, and design. Students will be prepared for entry-level jobs in education, government, broadcasting, advertising and public relations, as well as having a base for transfer to a four-year institution.

Full-time Faculty

Lauren Wagner
Office: L 127
Phone: (916) 691-7301
E-mail: wagnerl@crc.losrios.edu

Adjunct Faculty

Carly Davenport
Phone: (916) 286-3692 ext. 14090
Terrence Finnegan
Phone: (916) 286-3692 ext. 14072
Wilber Johnson
Shamiran Samano
Mark Steensland
Gary Vautin
Phone: (916) 286-3692 ext. 14108