Have you dreamed of performing in front of a camera, or being the one filming it all? Have you had a story you've wanted to tell the world, but didn't know how? Then, join our Radio, Television and Film department, and have the career you always dreamed of!
In our Radio, Television and Film program, you'll get hands-on experience working with the latest industry equipment in our new Media Center and Performing Arts building. We offer focuses in radio, broadcast news, video/film and documentary film. Depending on your focus, you could help run our radio station, KSDS-FM 88.3 or help us broadcast our Emmy-winning show, 'Newscene' in our new HD Digital TV Studio and control room.
Regardless of which focus you choose, you'll acquire the skills and knowledge needed to begin a career in media with our state-of-the-art broadcast quality equipment and facilities for training in production and performance. You'll become knowledgeable in all aspects of the creation and production process while learning how to problem-solve efficiently and communicate your ideas effectively.
With our robust program, you can receive Associate in Science degrees in Broadcast News; Film Production; Radio; or, Video Production; as well as an Associate Degree for Transfer in Film, Television and Electronic Media to a four-year institution.
We also offer Certificates of Achievement in Broadcast News; Media, Management and Marketing; Radio; and, Video Production. And, we have Certificates of Performance in Broadcast News; Media Production; Film Production; Media, Management and Marketing; Performance; Radio; and, Film Production.
Careers in film, television and radio are expanding to new realms, thanks to technology. Some of the careers you can get with an associate degree include on-air-personality, radio news reporter, radio and television program writer/producer, television operations engineer, news photographer, audio engineer, director and videographer, and studio positions. Careers that require four-year degrees in radio and television include motion picture writer/producer, radio and television salesperson, manager, news writer/reporter and news producer. Careers in multimedia and industrial/instructional video require an associate degree and often a four-year degree.
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The Radio and Television program offers four areas of specialization: Radio; Broadcast News; Video/Film; and Documentary Film. Certain core courses are central to each of these areas. Prospective students are advised that proficiency in English reading and writing skills is necessary for successful participation in the field. Students pursuing the Radio and Television News specialty should take additional courses in social sciences or political science. The Radio and Television Department offers "hands-on" experience in all areas of the field. Through the use of the San Diego City College radio station, KSDS-FM, 88.3, and related facilities, students may focus on radio, news, performance and production. The adjacent television production studio provides state-of-the-art broadcast quality equipment and facilities for training in production and performance.
Examples of employment options available in entry level radio, television, and film production after successful completion of the associate degree program include: on-air-personality, radio news reporter, radio and television program writer/producer, television operations engineer, news photographer, audio engineer, director and videographer, and studio positions. Careers which require four-year degrees in radio and television include: motion picture writer/producer, radio and television salesperson, manager, news writer/reporter and news producer. Careers in multimedia and industrial/instructional video require an associate and often a four-year degree.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of one of the emphasis in Radio/TV the student should be able to:
- Analyze media's impact on the public.
- Operate audio, video or film equipment
- Produce audio, video, film or multimedia projects.
- Direct or perform as voice or acting talent.