Film, Television, and Electronic Media AS-T Degree

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. It 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 mass media, 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 careers 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. 

Course Code Title Units
Required Core Courses (12 units)
FILM 001Introduction to Film3
FILM 002AFilm Production I: Basic Film Production3
MC 001Introduction to Mass Media3
RTV 007Introduction to Radio Production3
List A (3-4 units)
Select one course from the following:
ARTH 010Understanding Art3
ENG 002Argumentative Writing and Critical Thinking through Literature4
J 003ANews Reporting & Writing3
List B (3 units)
Select one course from the following:
Any courses from List A not already used
FILM 002BFilm Production II: Advanced Film Production3
FILM 003Screenwriting3
FILM 004Cinematography3
FILM 021Contemporary World Film3
FILM 022American Film to the 1960s3
FILM 023Contemporary American Film3
RTV 005Broadcast Writing3
Required Subtotal18-19
Select one of the following: 137-39
CSU General Education
IGETC Pattern
Transfer Electives - as needed to reach 60 transferable units 2
DEGREE TOTAL60

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