Build Your Future in Television and Film

The Television and Film Associate in Arts Degree prepares students for careers in the Motion Picture/Television Industry. The program 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 film and TV equipment and to explore their interests through various courses.

The Associates in Science in Film, Television, and Electronic Media for Transfer Degree prepares students for seamless transfer to CSU campuses that offer bachelor’s degrees in Radio-Television-Film, Television-Film, Film, Television, Video, and Electronic Media. Ed Code Section 66746-66749 states that students earning the Associates in Science in Film, Television, and Electronic Media for Transfer Degree will be granted priority for admission as Radio-Television-Film, Television-Film or Electronic Media majors to a local CSU, as determined by the CSU campus to which the student applies.

For additional information, visit the Fullerton College Cinema/TV website: https://cinema.fullcoll.edu.

Degrees & Certificates

Associate in Arts Degree – Television and Film
Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer – Film, Television, and Electronic Media

  • Apply online at fullcoll.edu
  • Apply for financial aid: fafsa.ed.gov
  • Take the online orientation
  • Take assessment exam
  • Meet with a Counselor
  • Update Personal info in My Gateway
  • Register for classes
  • Pay fees

Laura Bouza, Assistant Professor
714.992.7573
lbouza@fullcoll.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

Associate in Arts Degree – Television and Film
Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer – Film, Television, and Electronic Media

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).

Costs may vary; please visit website for more information: http://admissions.fullcoll.edu/fees-refunds/.

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

For information on jobs in this industry sector and their median annual salaries visit: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/.

Career opportunities:
• Artistic Director
• Assistant Director
• Associate Artistic Director
• Director
• Stage Manager
• Technical Director
• Television Director
• Television Newscast Director

Overall employment of broadcast and sound engineering technicians is projected to grow 8 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

Employment of audio and visual equipment technicians is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. More audio and video technicians should be needed to set up new equipment or upgrade and maintain old, complex systems for a variety of organizations.

More companies are increasing their audio and video budgets so they can use video conferencing to reduce travel costs and communicate worldwide with other offices and clients. In addition, an increase in the use of digital signs across a wide variety of industries, such as schools, hospitals, restaurants, hotels, and retail stores should lead to higher demand for audio and video equipment technicians.

Schools and universities are also seeking to improve their audio and video capabilities in order to attract and keep the best students. More audio and visual technicians may be needed to install and maintain interactive whiteboards and wireless projectors so teachers can give multimedia presentations and record lectures.

Employment of broadcast technicians is projected to decline 3 percent from 2016 to 2026. More consumers may choose free over-the-air television programming instead of cable or satellite services, in a practice commonly referred to as “cord-cutting.” This may contribute to stronger demand for broadcast television. However, most major networks use a single facility to broadcast to multiple stations, which limits the growth potential for broadcast technicians.

Employment of sound engineering technicians is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. The television and motion picture industry will continue to need technicians to improve the sound quality of shows and movies.

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Laura Bouza, Assistant Professor

Average Salary in this Field

$26,730 to

$143,800 Per Year

Careers in this Field

Artistic Director

Television Newscast Director

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