CTVR - Critical Studies

Curriculum

Curriculum changes as industry standards transform. Please refer to the Saddleback College Catalog website as the following requirements may have changed since this webpage was published.

CTVR - Critical Studies Certificate Program


Core Courses

Course ID Title Units
CTVR 40* Television and Film Scriptwriting I 3
CTVR 101 Video Production Basics 3
Select from Specialty Area below 15
Total Required Units 18-21

Specialty Area 5—CTVR-Critical Studies Required Courses:

Course ID Title Units
CTVR 3 History and Appreciation of Film 3
CTVR 5 History and Appreciation of International Cinema 3
CTVR 7 Cross Cultural Cinema 3
CTVR 9 Women in Film 3

Electives: (3 units)

Course ID Title Units
CTVR 1 Mass Media and Society 3
CTVR 31* Film Production I 3
CTVR 42* Television and Film Directing 3
CTVR 100 Introduction to Radio, Television, and Film 3
CTVR 124* Television Production I 3
CTVR 129* Documentary Production 3
CTVR 140* Television and Film Scriptwriting II 3
CTVR 280* Cinema/Television/Radio Internship 1
CWE 180* Cooperative Work Experience: CTVR Critical Studies 1-3
ENG 52* Film as Literature 3

*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

Associate Degree

Associate in Science Degree

Completion of the certificate program and a minimum of 60 units including the general education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 qualifies the student for the Associate in Science degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.

Associate in Arts Degree

Complete a minimum of 60 units including the total number of units described above and the General Education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 to qualify for the Associate in Arts degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.

General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees

Refer to the Graduation Requirements or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution's catalog for transfer requirements.

CTVR-Critical Studies Occupational Skills Awards


The Critical Studies Occupational Skills Award provides the opportunity to master the fundamental proficiencies to analyze and gain appreciation for visual and media literacy in general and motion pictures/cinematic communication in particular. The courses assist in student development by focusing on specific areas of cinematic history, appreciation and analysis. Completion of this skills award increases the value of the technical, aesthetic, and professional skills in the field of entertainment.

 

Course ID Title Units
CTVR 3 History and Appreciation of Film 3
CTVR 5 History and Appreciation of International Cinema 3
CTVR 7 Cross Cultural Cinema 3
CTVR 9 Women in Film 3
Select from Restricted Electives 3
Total Required Units 15

Restricted Electives:

Course ID Title Units
CTVR 1 Mass Media and Society 3
CTVR 100 Introduction to Radio, Television, and Film 3
ENG 52* Film as Literature 3