Television

Television Production StageThe Television program provides you with hands-on experience and a strong foundation upon which to build your artistic talent. Video production has expanded incredibly in the last few years, providing opportunities in digital production, cd-rom and dvd authoring, and video streaming for the internet. Our goal is to help you take the best elements of your talent and apply them to work in the industry.

The television courses offer you studies in basic and advanced production, producing, shooting and editing for Channel 39 and the opportunity to work in many formats of programming. Very few colleges will offer students an opportunity to produce on-air programming and receive broadcast credits and we encourage you to participate in the creation of the channel's programming.

Internships are also available as you become familiar with the program and find a specialty you enjoy working in. Mentoring, networking and interning are all basic elements of success you'll discover within the program. Our alumni list is a great example of how these elements, along with our core classes, will help you become a success in your field and someone who will contribute your own creativity to the industry - a new addition to the talent pool!

Our Basic Television Production class starts you off with an introduction to equipment operation, crew positions, and aesthetics, dealing with pre-production, production and post-production.

Our 4-camera studio configuration allows you to shoot a variety of formats and the curriculum allows you to experience each crew position so you can find what works for you and where your talent lies.

Within the television program, you'll have opportunities to learn about pitching project ideas, producing, lighting, shooting, directing and much more. Our goal is to give our students access to state-of-the-art equipment, solid academics, a strong sense of aesthetics and interaction with industry professionals.

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.

Television 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 2—Television Required Courses:

Course ID Title Units
CTVR 124* Television Production I 3
CTVR 125* Television Production II 3

Electives: (9 units)

Course ID Title Units
CTVR 42* Television and Film Directing 3
CTVR 111* Audio and Sound Design for Television and Film 3
CTVR 128* Television and Radio News 3
CTVR 129* Documentary Production 3
CTVR 140* Television and Film Scriptwriting II 3
CTVR 151 Non-Linear Editing I 3
CTVR 251* Non-Linear Editing II 3
CTVR 262 Production Management 1
CTVR 264* Cinematography 2
CTVR 266 Script Supervising for Film and Television 3
CTVR 280* Cinema/Television/Radio Employment Skills 3
CWE 180* Cooperative Work Experience: Television 1

*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.

Television Occupational Skills Awards


The Television Production Occupational Skills Award provides the opportunity to master the fundamental proficiencies to complete a television production from the conception to finished product. The courses assist in student development by focusing on specific technical skills as well as working on practical assignments that mirror real-world tasks, including the production of broadcast-quality programs suitable for use on a demonstration reel. Completion of this program increases the value of the technical, aesthetic, and project management skills needed for employment and advancement in a career in this field.

 

Course ID Title Units
CTVR 101 Video Production Basics 3
CTVR 124* Television Production I 3
CTVR 125* Television Production II 3
Select from Restricted Electives 6
Total Required Units 15

Restricted Electives:

Course ID Title Units
CTVR 40* Television and Film Scriptwriting I 3
CTVR 42* Television and Film Directing 3
CTVR 111* Audio and Sound Design for Television and Film 3
CTVR 128* Television and Radio News 3
CTVR 129* Documentary Production 3
CTVR 140* Television and Film Scriptwriting II 3
CTVR 151 Non-Linear Editing I 3
CTVR 251* Non-Linear Editing II 3
CTVR 262 Production Management 1
CTVR 264* Cinematography 2
CTVR 266 Script Supervising for Film and Television 3
CTVR 280* Cinema/Television/Radio Employment Skills 3
CWE 180* Cooperative Work Experience: Television 1

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