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Course Descriptions & Programs


Students may earn a two-year Associate in Arts degree, a CSU transfer degree, along with a variety of certificates in cinema or television.The Los Angeles City College Cinema and Television Department offers a low-cost, comprehensive, hands-on training program that provides both basic and advanced courses in film, video and television studio production. Located in modern facilities designed by the renowned architect William L. Pereira, the department has audio and camera equipment packages for student use as well as a sound stage, two television three-camera studios, digital editing rooms, two screening rooms, two non-linear multi-station computer labs, and other audio and video post-production systems.


The Cinema program's first semester consists of a hands-on digital video production class, a lecture course on the technical aspects of film production, and two film history classes. The following semesters include courses on video editing, sound, cinematography, production management and business, directing, writing, single camera production and digital audio post-production. Both advanced and beginning level students produce short films.


The Television program's first semester consists of a basic studio production class, a lighting and audio course, and a history of television/web. In the following semesters, students can take intermediate and advanced studio production, television news-gathering, digital production, and television writing.

 Contact Us

Cinema Television Department
Los Angeles City College
Communications Building (map)
855 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles CA 90029

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

 Chair Office Hours

Jen Vaughn

Spring 2021 Office Hours

Mon. Tues. Thurs. & Friday: 10am - 4pm
Wednesdays: Teaching Office Hours Only

Schedule a Zoom appointment with the Cinema/TV Department Chair:

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Phone: 323.953.4000


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