Communications

Why Us?

We know students have a choice when it comes to vocational training and education. So why choose San Diego City College? At City College the Radio, TV and Film Department faculty is committed to helping students at all skill levels and ages. Whether you are pursuing a two-year Associates Degree, earning a Certificate, or just looking for some hands-on professional development and training, we can serve your needs.

Our faculty has real-world experience in the Radio, TV, Audio, Film, and Multimedia industries. We maintain meaningful contact with television professionals, radio stations, and video/film production companies. By doing so, we keep our finger on the pulse of the industry and technology. We are also committed to paving the way for our students to engage in invaluable internships, as well as entry-level, full time, and part-time employment positions.

The San Diego City College Radio, TV and Film Department has a solid reputation in San Diego. We can proudly say that hundreds of communications careers have been launched as a result of the training students received in this department.

Our film department is one of the finest in Southern California and our video and news production classes offer unique experiential learning opportunities. The radio students are now on the airwaves with their own HD student-run station, SDS (Student Delivered Sound). They are also producing an NPR-style feature radio program which airs monthly on KSDS Jazz 88. Our TV News students produce an Emmy Award winning, half-hour, weekly news show, "Newscene," which airs on ITV, The County Education Channel, Fridays at 6p.m. during the semester. The department's equipment includes a professional-grade, on-campus TV studio with HD cameras. We are also home to KSDS-FM Jazz 88, which also broadcasts in high definition. Both these studios allow our students invaluable hands-on training and experience.

In addition to a wide variety of daytime courses, we also offer evening and on-line distance learning courses for working adults.