Film, Television, and Electronic Media AS-T

The Associate in Science in Film, Television and Electronic Media for Transfer, also called the Film, Television & Electronic Media AS-T Degree, offers students a comprehensive lower division program that prepares them for entry-level jobs in film production companies, radio and television stations or multimedia businesses, and also enables them to transfer into a four-year program of study in film, television and electronic media.  Students in this program will gain a critical understanding of the mass media and how they function, as well as practical skills in writing, producing, directing and editing films, videos, radio programs and other multimedia content.   Students earning this degree are well prepared for career fields in motion picture production, radio and television broadcast and the electronic media.  

The Film, Television & Electronic Media AS-T degree is intended particularly for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus.  Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major.

This AS-T degree requires students to meet both of the following requirements: 

  1. Completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following: 
    1. The Intersegmental GE Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University GE-Breadth Requirements (CSU GE-B). 
    2. A minimum of 18 semester units in a major or area of emphasis. All courses in the major or area of emphasis must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. 
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0. 

There are no additional graduation requirements. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements. 

Required Core CoursesUnits
MC 001Introduction to Mass Media3
RTV 006Introduction to Film3
RTV 007Introduction to Radio Production3
RTV 010AFilm Production I: Basic Film Production3
List A
Select one course from the following:3-4
Introduction to Art
Argumentative Writing & Critical Thinking thru Literature
News Reporting & Writing
List B
Select one course from the following:3
Broadcast Writing
Contemporary World Film
Film Production II: Advanced Film Production
Required Subtotal18-19
Select one of the following: 1
Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 transferable units) 2

Please refer to Associate Degree for Transfer (SB 1440).