Build Your Future in Media Studies

The Fullerton College Media Studies Department offers an industry-oriented training program designed to prepare you with skills that you will need for a career in journalism, radio broadcasting, television/video, or photography.

The Journalism Program provides a solid foundation in all forms of journalism, media and public relations. The department offers courses that introduce and strengthen students’ skills in new media technologies as well as the core principles of journalism.

The program boasts the latest in technology and equipment which gives students the skills needed to meet employers’ demands.

The Photography Program prepares students for employment in a multitude of industries that use photography and/or to transfer to a four-year degree university. The Program offers both an Associate Arts Degree in Photography and a Professional Photography Certificate. In addition, the Fullerton College Photography Program offers advanced technical training that provides the working professional student with an opportunity to upgrade their present skills. Students have the opportunity to learn photography with hands on experience using the latest photographic and technology equipment considered standard in the photographic industry.

In the Radio Program, students learn how to be a professional “air personality” or a sports announcer, and how to write and produce multi-track radio commercials.  Many successful graduates work in audio related industries doing production work for Radio, TV and Film.

The Television/Film Program prepares students for careers in Film, Television and New Media. It provides a professional, technical and creative foundation to help students enter into the industry while also providing a historical/theoretical background that promotes critical thinking and culturally conscious media makers. Students are given the opportunity to work with industry-standard equipment and to explore their interests through various courses in film, television and new media production as well as screenwriting and internship opportunities.

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  • Associate in Arts Degree – Journalism
  • Certificate – Journalism
  • Certificate – Public Relations


  • Associate in Arts Degree – Photography
  • Certificate – Professional Photography


  • Certificate – Radio Broadcasting
  • Associate in Arts Degree – Radio Broadcasting
  • Certificate – Radio Broadcast News
  • Associate in Arts Degree – Radio Broadcast News
  • Associate in Arts Degree – Radio Production
  • Certificate – Radio & Television/Video Production
  • Certificate – Sports Broadcasting


  • Associate in Arts Degree – Television Film
  • Certificate –Television/Film Production


The cost is $46 per unit. Non-resident tuition: $258 per unit PLUS enrollment fees (Non-Resident Tuition includes $19.00 Capital Outlay fee per Ed Code 76141).

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Associate degree or certificate completion depends on program unit requirements and whether student is enrolled full-time or part-time.

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Career opportunities:  


  • Anchor
  • General Assignment Reporter
  • News Director
  • News Reporter
  • Reporter
  • Staff Writer


  • Corporate Photographer
  • Product Photographer
  • Industrial Photographer
  • Automotive Photographer
  • Special Events Photographer
  • Wedding Photographer
  • New-born Baby Photographer


  • Media writers
  • Editors
  • Announcers
  • Producers
  • Reporters


  • Camera Operator
  • Cameraman
  • Production Assistant
  • Production Technician
  • Studio Camera Operator
  • Television News Photographer
  • Videographer

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