Our program seeks to inspire and empower our students to study and work in an industry that
they are passionate about, furnishing them with the skills and knowledge to create
meaningful careers in the film and television industry.

We provide a supportive learning environment for students to succeed via our curriculum in
film studies courses and hands-on production classes. Students are taught industry-level
production skills, media literacy, and critical thinking skills that prepare
them for college transfer or entry into the industry.

Film And Television Production Courses

These courses give students hand-on access to industry-standard equipment and training. Students are encouraged to build professional skills in film and television production across an array of formats and genres.

CRTV 150 Television Studio Production

This course is an introduction to live television with  emphasis on studio production discipline and  technique, multiple camera operation, lighting, audio, technical directing, and teleprompting.  Students crew all positions, including writer, producer, director, assistant director, lighting  director, floor manager, camera operator, technical  director, audio engineer, recording engineer and  graphics designer.

CRTV 280 Television Production Workshop

This course teaches students how to work as members of a multi-camera television crew on remote and studio productions. Instruction is provided in equipment operation, production management and production design. This course prepares students for employment in the industry through development of advanced hands-on skills and in-depth, varied production experience. Prerequisite: CRTV 150

CRTV 157 Digital Production/Non-Linear Editing for Video/Film

This course introduces hands-on training in single-camera filmmaking techniques applicable to motion picture, television and new media formats. Student will learn professional procedures for pre-production, production and post-production. The theory, terminology, and operation of digital cinema cameras, editing techniques, cinematography, lighting, and sound are covered, along with the fundamentals of directing and producing short film, TV and new media projects.

CRTV 164 Advanced Digital Production/Non-Linear Editing for Video

This course is designed to provide students with advanced training and experience related to the creation of single-camera film, television and new media productions. The focus is on achieving professional levels of design and execution that are effective in meeting project, client and industry needs. Prerequisite: CRTV 157

CRTV 160 Introduction to 16mm Film Production and Digital Cinematography

This course is an introduction to film production aesthetics and techniques. The course covers 16mm film techniques, digital cinematography, editing, and directing. Students produce short films and learn pre-production and directing elements. Prerequisite: CRTV 157 or DART 180

CRTV 175 Documentary Filmmaking

This course is an introduction to digital documentary filmmaking techniques. Practical narrative and technical approaches to documentary productions are examined and demonstrated. Students will produce short documentary project(s).

CRTV 122 Audio Production Techniques

This course provides instruction in the operation of radio and television audio equipment, broadcast microphones, and computer software associated with media recording and internet radio. Projects will include production of radio commercials, television commercial soundtracks, digital audio editing, and special radio and television broadcast procedures with an emphasis on smooth operation of the audio control board and other audio equipment.

Film Studies Courses

The film studies courses offered provide students with an understanding of the history, theory, aesthetics, and socio-cultural aspects of film, television and new media. Media literacy and critical thinking skills are cultivated via interpretation, analysis, and research across a broad spectrum of media samples. Many of these courses also fulfill general education requirements.

CRTV 118 Introduction to Radio, TV and Film

This course is designed to assist the beginning student in understanding radio, television, cable, film, and new media. It provides an overview of the history, business, and evolution of these media industries, including traditional and emerging formats.

CRTV 120 Media Aesthetics

This course examines the aesthetic elements of media productions such as cinematography, editing, sound and mise-en-scene. Concepts learned in this course can be applied to various media productions such as film, television, and web series. Focus will be on the identification, appreciation and analysis of aesthetic elements along with an examination of how those elements work as a formal system to create meaning.

CRTV 121 American Cinema to the 1960's

This course examines the history and impact of American films through a cultural, political, economic and aesthetic lens. Among other topics, the course looks closely at Hollywood’s mode of production, Classical Hollywood Style, American film genres and the transformation of Hollywood after WWII.

CRTV 126A World Cinema to 1945

This course focuses on world cinema from its early development through the end of World War II and provides a background in cinema history with a global perspective. The course follows the growth of cinema from primarily a form of entertainment and communication to an international medium with significant production centers, cultural traditions, and production styles found in a variety of locations around the world.

CRTV 126B World Cinema 1946 to Present

This course focuses on the emergence and development of different modes of filmmaking within international and historical contexts ranging from 1946 to the present. The course examines the role that technology, aesthetics, industry, culture and politics play in shaping the types of cinemas created. Through viewing, reading, discussion, and writing, students will gain a critical comprehension of the spectrum of international cinema, its major movements and intersecting histories.

CRTV 131 Contemporary American Cinema

This course focuses on the American motion picture industry beginning with the Film School Generation. The production processes, economic factors, and social influences that have shaped the industry are covered along with careful examination of production aesthetics, techniques, marketing, distribution, and technology.

Writing Classes

These courses provide students with fundamental concepts and skills required in writing for film and television formats.

CRTV 127 Screenwriting

This course covers the concepts and practices of screenwriting for film and television. It examines the elements in creating dramatic characters and situations. Understanding the role, tasks and challenges of screenwriters is covered along with the ability to write industry-formatted scripts, treatments and concept pitches.

CRTV 227 Intermediate Screenwriting

This course is focused on student completion of an original, feature-length screenplay based on the first 20 pages developed in CRTV 127 Screenwriting. Prerequisite: CRTV 127

CRTV 128 Writing for Radio, TV and Film

This course is designed for students who wish to increase their knowledge of cinema, radio or television through individual study on a topic or project of the student’s interest.

Additional Courses

Additional Courses

CRTV 199 Cinema-Radio-TV Independent Study

This course is designed for students who wish to increase their knowledge of cinema, radio or television through individual study on a topic or project of the student’s interest.

CRTV 290 Internship in Communications I

Internships in film and television offer real-world experience, providing students an opportunity to explore different aspects of the industry while gaining practical experience and networking opportunities.