Program: B.A., Cinema and Television Arts
Television Production Option: Pre-production, production and post-production techniques for all television formats—encompassing producing, directing and all other creative aspects of studio and field production.
All lower and upper division courses taken toward completion of the CTVA major must be completed with a grade of C or better.
Lower Division (12 units)
Upper Division (33 Units)
Required Courses (12)
CTVA 305 History of Broadcasting (3)
CTVA 340 Advanced Video Audio Production and Editing (3)
CTVA 341 Single-Camera Video Production and Editing (3)
CTVA 440 Theory and Techniques of TV Directing (3)
One of the following: Skill Area
One of the following: Critical Reasoning
One of the following: Senior Level Capstone Production
Two of the following:
CTVA 327 Writing for Industrial Media (3)
CTVA 384 Electronic Media Advertising (3)
CTVA 480 Electronic Media Management (3)
CTVA 481 Network Practices (3)
CTVA 482 Network Program Development (3)
CTVA 475 Audience Analysis (3)
CTVA 487 Regulation of Electronic Media (3)
Select 6 additional units in CTVA or an allied field, with the approval of an advisor, as prescribed in the official departmental advisement form for Television Production, or CTVA 329C, CTVA 494C or CTVA 494F.
CTVA 100 can be counted toward GE Lifelong Learning and the major.
Total Units in the Option: 45
General Education Units: 45 (doesn’t include CTVA 100, which is required in the major)
Additional Units: 30
Total Units Required for a B.A. Degree: 120
Chair: Jon Stahl
Manzanita Hall (MZ) 195
CTVA Advisor: email@example.com
Student Learning Outcomes
At the end of a program of study, students will (as reflected by the curriculum in their individual option) be able to:
- Understand and articulate the history, theories and critical models of cinema and the electronic media;
- Conceptualize, structure and write dramatic and nondramatic scripts for cinema, television and new media;
- Employ pre-production, production and post-production techniques for all electronic and digital media formats in both the studio and the field;
- Conceptualize, produce, direct, edit and distribute cinema projects for both entertainment and informational purposes;
- Operate and manage business structures, personnel, budgets, advertising, sales, research and regulation of independent, studio and network electronic media.