Film and Media Studies is designed to develop critical thinking and screenwriting skills while fostering a humanistic and social scientific understanding of the media. Students combine hands-on courses in scriptwriting with critical studies of the visual media as an art form and social force. This program is particularly encouraged for students who intend to transfer to university film and media programs or pursue careers that demand a high level of visual literacy, analytic, and writing skills.
This program is designed to provide skills in film production, digital cinema, and television through the preparation of projects for viewing on campus, cable TV, the Internet, and new technologies. Given the expansion of new media distribution opportunities and the production convergence of High-Definition video and film, students will gain a broad exposure to visual storytelling in a professional environment, including dramatic narrative, documentary, and experimental styles. This option can lead to entry-level jobs in the film industry, post-production, television, new media, business and industry.
This instructional program is designed to train students for skills needed in jobs requiring basic knowledge in radio, television, or film Production. Training includes classes in radio, television, film, broadcasting, cinematography, broadcast and print journalism, multimedia/DVD production, and design. Students will be prepared for entry-level jobs in education, government, broadcasting, advertising and public relations, as well as having a base for transfer to a four-year institution.
Cosumnes River College's television production program is designed to provide skills in television and film production through the preparation of projects for campus, cable TV and Internet viewing. This option can lead to entry-level jobs in television, film, cable TV, business and industry, or for preparation for transfer to a four-year institution.
Career opportunities include: