Film, Television, and Media Arts

Associate in Science Degree
Career/Technical (Major Code: 02533)

Film, Television and Media Arts is the study of film, television, video, and new media technology.  It combines elements of the visual and performing arts with writing, speech, computer science, theory, history, technology, criticism, literature, law, psychology, sociology, and management in the production of visual and aural communications. FTMA explores the broadening implications of producing media for new wider Internet and evolving distribution opportunities.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will utilize Production Books to communicate the design, acquisition and post production requirements to their team members in order to produce complete motion picture productions.
  • By undertaking a comprehensive video production students will participate in a collaborative environment that promotes the sharing and evaluation of creative contributions.
  • Students will demonstrate their understanding of fundamental pre-production, production and post-production concepts by completing a three to five minute video project which will integrate camera, lighting, sound and editing techniques.
Required Core:
FTMA 100EDITING I3
FTMA 101FUNDAMENTALS IN CAMERA, LIGHTING, AND SOUND3
FTMA 102INTRODUCTION TO MOTION PICTURE PRODUCTION3
FTMA 103INTRODUCTION TO TELEVISION STUDIO PRODUCTION3
FTMA 105INTRODUCTION TO WRITING FOR TELEVISION MOTION PICTURE, AND MEDIA3
FTMA 160CINEMA AS A FORM OF EXPRESSION AND COMMUNICATION3
FTMA 162CULTURE AND THE MEDIA3
FTMA 290PROFESSIONAL MEDIA WORK EXPERIENCE I2-4
Complete one of the below Options:7-11
Total Units30-36
Option 1: Film Television Production9
FTMA 112MOTION PICTURE PRODUCTION I3
FTMA 124DOCUMENTARY VIDEO PRODUCTION3
FTMA 127DIRECTING FOR MOTION PICTURE PRODUCTION3
or FTMA 131 CINEMATOGRAPHY I
Option 2: Post-Production9
FTMA 111RECORDING TECHNIQUES3
FTMA 112MOTION PICTURE PRODUCTION I3
FTMA 120VIDEO POST-PRODUCTION, GRAPHICS, AND SPECIAL EFFECTS3
Option 3: Screenwriting8-10
MOTION PICTURE PRODUCTION I
SCRIPTWRITING FOR THE STAGE AND FILM
DOCUMENTARY VIDEO PRODUCTION
or Select one course from the below list of Recommended Electives
Option 4: Multi-Camera Live Production7-11
FTMA 113TELEVISION STUDIO PRODUCTION3
Select two courses from the below list of Recommended Electives:4-8
Recommended Electives
FTMA 113TELEVISION STUDIO PRODUCTION3
FTMA 116ACTING FOR THE CAMERA I3
FTMA 124DOCUMENTARY VIDEO PRODUCTION3
FTMA 127DIRECTING FOR MOTION PICTURE PRODUCTION3
FTMA 131CINEMATOGRAPHY I3
FTMA 140TECHNICAL DESIGN AND PRODUCTION3
FTMA 161HISTORY OF FILM AS ART3
FTMA 291PROFESSIONAL MEDIA WORK EXPERIENCE II2-4
FTMA 292PROFESSIONAL MEDIA WORK EXPERIENCE III2-4
FTMA 293PROFESSIONAL MEDIA WORK EXPERIENCE IV2-4

To earn an associate degree, additional general education and graduation requirements must be completed.