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Transfer Courses
All courses numbered 100 or higher are transferable to the California State Universities (CSU). Courses that are transferable to the University of California are designated 'UC.' Some of these courses have limits on the amount of credit that is granted. See the UC Transferable Course List available in the Counseling Center or Transfer Center for these limitations. Courses that are non-credit or not AA degree applicable are designated with the letter 'N' preceding the course number. Identification of courses that have been accepted into the California Articulation Number (CAN) system appears after the course title.
FILM/VIDEO

Film & Video A100- Hist & Appre of Cinema (3)
Review of cinema history with viewing and analysis of landmark films, directors, actors and technical achievements. Consideration of film/video as an art form. Suggested for art, drama and film/video majors. Meets humanities requirement for UC transfer. Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Film & Video A104- Great Directors of Cine (3)
Cinema history, criticism and aesthetics as extensions of the film directors' point of view. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis. Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Film & Video A110- Video Workshop (3)
An introduction to the video/filmmaking process using single camera theory, lighting, audio, and editing techniques. Students must supply their own camcorders. Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Film & Video A112- Home Video Mktg/Distrbn (3)
Students will learn how to make and distribute a video production. Topics will include development, marketing, packaging, release strategies, financing, publicity and advertising. Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Film & Video A150- Intro To Radio-TV-Film (3)
Overview and analysis of the radio, TV, and film industries in the U.S. Also explored is the impact of the global broadcasting, cable TV, the internet, and satellite technologies. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Film & Video A155- Television Production 1 (3)
Introduction, orientation, and use of digital television studio equipment and other basic tools in television production. The course will focus on theory, terminology, and operation of all television equipment and the responsibilities of television personnel. Students will be assigned projects to produce and will experience all major functions of the production team. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Film & Video A193- Film/Video Sound (3)
Explores the equipment and techniques used in the production of sound tracks for film, video, and television programs. Fundamentals of sound acquisition and manipulation will be discussed as the basis for completing assignments in sound track production. Topics covered will include on-location recording, signal processing, sound effects, sound design, music, and procedures for sound track editing and mixing. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Film & Video A194- Digital Film/Video Edit 1 (3)
Explore the principles, theory, and mechanics of digital film and video editing using Macintosh computers. Emphasis will be on digital editing techniques, effects, audio, graphics, and titling. The class is designed for those interested in entering the field of digital editing, graphic artists interested in expanding their knowledge base of the industry, and independent producers in the Broadcast, Educational, Corporate, and Consumer markets. PREREQUISITE: Film/Video A110. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Film & Video A240- Film Production (4)
Production of short 16mm films, music videos, animation, and dramatic. Production techniques including writing, producing, directing, camera operation, sound and editing will be emphasized. There will be extensive development of fictional story-telling structure. PREREQUISITE: Film/Video A110 and Photography A120. Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Film & Video A255- TV Production 2 (3)
An advanced television studio production class emphasizing the role of the writer, producer and director. Students will produce programs designed for live and live to tape television formats in the Film/Video Department’s digital television studio, utilizing 16 x 9 widescreen cameras, switchers, lighting, and sound recording equipment. Each student will be assigned projects to produce and will experience all major functions of the production team. This course may be taken three times. PREREQUISITE: Film/Video A155. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Film & Video A260- Special Projects (2)
Assists students in developing specialized film/video related projects. Expanded focus in specific study areas enhancing knowledge and technical skills. Designed for advanced film/video majors. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis. This course may be taken two times. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Film & Video A261- Television Lab (2)
Participation in the production and technical support of special television programs for students interested in gaining further experience with television. This course may be taken four times. PREREQUISITE: Film/Video A155. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Film & Video A264- Digital Film/Video Editing 2 (3)
An advanced course in digital film and video editing techniques and styles using an industry standard editing interface. Covers the importing of editing material, compositing, effects, graphics, and exporting to a variety of sources. Designed for students interested in a career as a film/video editor. This course may be taken two times. PREREQUISITE: Film/Video A194. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Film & Video A265- Electronic Field Prod (4)
Techniques of on-location video production including lighting, sound, videography, and post-production editing. Students will function as producers, directors, talent and crew. Productions will include news, documentary, drama, industrials, and music videos. This course may be taken four times. PREREQUISITE: Film/Video A110. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Film & Video A270- Digital Cinema (4)
A production course in which traditional film based systems are compared against digital technologies. Topics include film vs. video, aspect ratios, formats, high definition cameras, post-production options, distribution and delivery systems. Students will produce a short digital movie after extensive pre-production and story development. This course may be taken two times. PREREQUISITE: Film/Video A240 and A265. Transfer Credit: CSU.