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Degrees & Certificates

CINEMA PRODUCTION CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT (33 Units)

Cinema 1 - Motion Picture Production 

Cinema 2 - Motion Picture Workshop

Cinema 3 - Motion Picture History

Cinema 4 - Documentary History

Cinema 5 - Screen writing

Cinema 6 - Cinematography

Cinema 9-1 - Motion Picture Sound

Cinema 10 - Intro Film Directing

Cinema 20 - Motion Picture Business

Cinema 32-1 - Editing Fundamentals

Cinema 33 - DV Production Workshop 1 or 2; or Law 33 - Media Law

(Program: 061220 State Code: 21620)

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Combine both narrative and documentary knowledge of the historical, cultural and economic influences on motion pictures.
  2. Formulate knowledge of the processes of writing, directing, production, post-production, and distribution of motion pictures.
  3. Compile knowledge of the job market pathways into motion pictures.
  4. Perform the duties of various technical crew positions in a single-camera production environment.

TV PRODUCTION CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT (33 Units)

Cinema 1 - Motion Picture Production 

Cinema 2 - Motion Picture Workshop

Television 4 - TV Camera, Lighting & Sound

Television 9 - TV Equipment

Television 6 or 7 - TV Studio & Remote or other Cinema/TV class

Television 46 - TV Production: Intermediate


Television 48 or 49 - TV Prod. Workshop: Advanced

Television 55 - DV Prod. Workshop 1

Plus Two Additional TV/Cinema Classes or CoOperative Education

(Program: 060420 State Code: 21619)

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Differentiate the historical, cultural, and economic influences on television.
  2. Formulate knowledge and command of the processes of writing, production, direction, and distribution of both live-switched television productions, including news programs, interview format shows, and awards shows, and location television programming.
  3. Compile knowledge of the job market pathways into motion pictures and television.
  4. Perform the duties of various technical crew positions in the TV studio and field.

CINEMA-VIDEO PRODUCTION CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT (33 Units)

Cinema 1 - Motion Picture Production 

Cinema 2 - Motion Picture Workshop

Cinema 3 - Motion Picture History

Cinema 4 - Documentary History

Cinema 6 - Cinematography

Cinema 9-1 - Motion Picture Sound

Cinema 32-1 - Editing Fundamentals

Cinema 33 - DV Production Workshop 1 or 2  or Law 33 - Media Law

Television 4 - TV Camera, Lighting & Sound or Television 9 - TV Equipment

Television 6 - TV Studio & Remote OR Television 48/49 - TV Production Workshop (Advanced)

Television 46 - TV Production: Intermediate


Television 55 - DV Prod. Workshop 1

(Program: 061221 State Code: 10773)

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Combine both narrative and documentary knowledge of the historical, cultural, and economic influences on motion pictures and television.
  2. Formulate knowledge of the processes of writing, directing, production, post-production, and distribution of motion pictures and television, including live-switched and edited programs.
  3. Compile knowledge of the job market pathways into motion pictures and television.
  4. Perform the duties of various technical crew positions in single or multiple camera production environments.

CINEMATOGRAPHY SKILLS CERTIFICATE (24 Units)

Cinema 1 - Motion Picture Production 

Cinema 2 - Motion Picture Workshop

Cinema 3 - Motion Picture History

Cinema 4 - Documentary History

Cinema 6 - Motion Picture Photography

Cinema 7 - Advanced Cinematography

Photography 7 - Digital Photography

Photography 10 - Analog Photography

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Plan, execute and organize practical digital or film still photography exercises that demonstrate cinematography fundamentals, including the understanding of camera controls, elements of composition, and photographing with natural and artificial light.
  2. Collaborate in a group to plan and execute a short film, functioning in the role of producer, director, and director of photography on cinema projects emphasizing lighting, composition, exposure, and focus.
  3. Employ basic principles of black and white analog photography from the mechanical creation of the image with camera and film to enlarging the photograph for display, while applying the guidelines of composition, communication, and self expression.

DIRECTING SKILLS CERTIFICATE (27 Units)

Cinema 1 - Motion Picture Production 

Cinema 2 - Motion Picture Workshop

Cinema 3 - Motion Picture History

Cinema 4 - Documentary History

Cinema 10 - Intro Film Directing

Cinema 20 - Motion Picture Business

Theater Arts 200 - Intro to Acting

Theater Arts 225 - Beginning Directing

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. The student will produce and direct a scene to be critiqued and evaluated in class.
  2. Formulate story ideas and develop treatments and screenplay drafts.
  3. Demonstrate proper use of stage direction while focusing on audience reaction and the actors’ emotional connection to the scene.
  4. Prepare a production package including script notes, scene goals, character analysis, storyboard, and shot list.

PRODUCING SKILLS CERTIFICATE (27 Units)

Cinema 1 - Motion Picture Production 

Cinema 2 - Motion Picture Workshop

Cinema 3 - Motion Picture History

Cinema 4 - Documentary History

Cinema 5 - Screenwriting or TV 25-1

Cinema 20 - Motion Picture Business

Cinema 25 - Producing Motion Picture Features

Business 1 - Intro Business

Law 33 - Law and the Media

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Students will survey business practices including development, financing, production, and distribution of motion pictures and media content.
  2. Students will explain feature film production from development through distribution on film projects that have attained commercial distribution and construct elements for their own projects.
  3. Students will demonstrate an understanding of major concepts of Business Organization including: Management, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, Economics, Legal Forms of Business Ownership, and Entertainment Law.

POST-PRODUCTION SKILLS CERTIFICATE (24 Units)

Cinema 1 - Motion Picture Production 

Cinema 2 - Motion Picture Workshop

Cinema 3 - Motion Picture History

Cinema 4 - Documentary History

Cinema 9-1 - Motion Picture Sound

Cinema 9-2- Intermediate Sound Post

Cinema 32-1 - Editing Fundamentals I

Cinema 32-2 - Editing Fundamentals II


 


BEGINNING CINEMA/TV PRODUCTION SKILLS CERTIFICATE (12 Units)

Cinema 1 - Motion Picture Production 

Cinema 2 - Motion Picture Workshop

Television 4 - TV Camera, Lighting & Sound

Television 9 - TV Equipment

Television 46 - TV Production: Intermediate


Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Explain and demonstrate knowledge of cinema and television pre-production techniques by preparing scripts and storyboards for cinema and television projects.
  2. Operate cinema and television lighting, cameras, and sound equipment according to industry standards.
  3. Utilize post-production cinema techniques to produce digital cinema projects with picture, sound, and editing.

TELEVISION STUDIO PRODUCTION Level 1 SKILLS CERTIFICATE (12 Units)

Television 1 - Intro to Television 

Television 4 - TV Camera, Lighting & Sound

Television 9 - TV Equipment

Television 46 - TV Production: Intermediate


Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Operate television studio and control room equipment according to industry standards, while contributing as a crew member in a television studio environment.
  2. Prepare and execute above the line production roles, including Director, Producer, and Writer in a multi-camera television studio environment.

CINEMA PRODUCTION
Associate of Arts Degree

(Program: 061220 State Code: 02729)

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Students demonstrate knowledge of the historical, cultural, and economic influences on motion pictures, both narrative and documentary.
  2. Students demonstrate knowledge and command of the processes of writing, direction, production, post-production, and distribution of motion pictures.
  3. Students demonstrate knowledge of the job market pathways into motion pictures.
MAJOR CORE + ELECTIVES: 12 COURSES | 36 UNITS | AA

TELEVISION PRODUCTION
Associate of Arts Degree

(Program: 060420 State Code: 08220)

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Demonstrate awareness of the historical, cultural, and economic influences on television.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge and command of the processes of writing, production, direction, and distribution of both live-switched television productions, including news programs, interview, format shows, and awards shows and location television production.
  3. Demonstrate an awareness of the job market pathways into motion pictures and television.       
MAJOR CORE + ELECTIVES: 12 COURSES | 36 UNITS | AA

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Cinema Television Department
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855 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles CA 90029

Jen Vaughn
Department Chair
Associate Professor of Cinema
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2631
vaughnje@lacitycollege.edu

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