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Contact: Dan SmithTitle: Program CoordinatorContact: dsmith@mtsac.edu
Career Outlook Television Production, AS

Arts Division
 

The Associate in Science degree in Television Production is designed to prepare students for entry-level jobs in the Television industry in a variety of areas including narrative, remote and studio production, writing, preproduction, editing, and finance.

This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

Required Courses

Industry StatisticsJob Titles & Salaries
Select a related job title below to view demand & salary information
    • Producers

      Producers

      SOC Career Code: 27-2012.01

      Plan and coordinate various aspects of radio, television, stage, or motion picture production, such as selecting script, coordinating writing, directing and editing, and arranging financing.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $107.11

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $90,557.34
      Annual Job Openings
      4,349

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Stage, Motion Picture, Television, and Radio Directors

      Stage, Motion Picture, Television, and Radio Directors

      SOC Career Code: 27-2012.02

      Interpret script, conduct rehearsals, and direct activities of cast and technical crew for stage, motion pictures, television, or radio programs.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $107.11

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $90,557.34
      Annual Job Openings
      4,349

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Program Directors

      Program Directors

      SOC Career Code: 27-2012.03

      Direct and coordinate activities of personnel engaged in preparation of radio or television station program schedules and programs, such as sports or news.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $107.11

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $90,557.34
      Annual Job Openings
      4,349

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Talent Directors

      Talent Directors

      SOC Career Code: 27-2012.04

      Audition and interview performers to select most appropriate talent for parts in stage, television, radio, or motion picture productions.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $107.11

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $90,557.34
      Annual Job Openings
      4,349

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Technical Directors and Managers

      Technical Directors and Managers

      SOC Career Code: 27-2012.05

      Coordinate activities of technical departments, such as taping, editing, engineering, and maintenance, to produce radio or television programs.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $107.11

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $90,557.34
      Annual Job Openings
      4,349

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Sound Engineering Technicians

      Sound Engineering Technicians

      SOC Career Code: 27-4014.00

      Operate machines and equipment to record, synchronize, mix, or reproduce music, voices, or sound effects in sporting arenas, theater productions, recording studios, or movie and video productions.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $76.31

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $62,925.73
      Annual Job Openings
      602

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators

      Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators

      SOC Career Code: 27-4031.00

      Operate television, video, or motion picture camera to record images or scenes for various purposes, such as TV broadcasts, advertising, video production, or motion pictures.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $69.42

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $57,106.82
      Annual Job Openings
      712

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Film and Video Editors

      Film and Video Editors

      SOC Career Code: 27-4032.00

      Edit moving images on film, video, or other media. May edit or synchronize soundtracks with images.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $101.88

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $78,066.39
      Annual Job Openings
      1,623

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages

Certificate & Degree Details

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  • Television Production, AS

    Arts Division
     

    The Associate in Science degree in Television Production is designed to prepare students for entry-level jobs in the Television industry in a variety of areas including narrative, remote and studio production, writing, preproduction, editing, and finance.

    This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Choose two courses from the following:6
    R-TV 01
    Introduction to Electronic Media
    R-TV 14
    Media Aesthetics
    R-TV 28
    Introduction to Writing for Electronic Media
    Choose 12 units from the following courses, or any of the above courses not taken:12
    PHOT 10
    Basic Digital and Film Photography
    R-TV 18
    Introduction to Screenwriting
    R-TV 19A
    Beginning Video Production
    R-TV 19B
    Advanced Video Production
    R-TV 20
    Beginning TV Studio Production
    R-TV 21
    Remote Multicamera Production
    R-TV 22
    Editing for Film and Television
    R-TV 23
    Reality Show Production
    R-TV 24
    American Film History
    R-TV 25
    World Cinema
    R-TV 100
    Work Experience in Film and TV
    Total Units18

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence  

  • Video Engineering

    Arts Division
    Certificate N0650

    Prepares students for jobs as Video Engineers in remote and studio television production, as well as related applications in film production. Includes training in video production and maintenance engineering as required for video engineers. 

    Required Courses 

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    R-TV 21Remote Multicamera Production3
    CNET 56Computer Networks4
    R-TV 41Video Engineering3
    ELEC 50AElectronic Circuits - Direct Current (DC)4
    or ELEC 50B Electronic Circuits (AC)
    R-TV 19ABeginning Video Production3
    Total Units17

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence   

  • Film Television and Electronic Media, AS-T

    Arts Division

    Upon successful completion of Associate in Science in Mt. San Antonio College’s Film, Television, and Electronic Media for Transfer degree requirements, the student will have demonstrated understanding of coursework and foundational training in all stages of television and film production, including the historical, business and legal underpinnings of the industry; writing for the screen; visual and aural aesthetics; live and pre-recorded television and film production techniques; and post production aesthetics and techniques. This degree can prepare students for careers in film, television, advertising, and other electronic media as writers, directors, production crew, editors, postproduction crew, and producers. This coursework will satisfy the lower division requirements at the California State University in and students are guaranteed admission with junior status to the CSU system will be granted in Radio-TV-Film, Film and Electronic Arts, Television Production, Film Production, Cinema, Screenwriting and Producing.
    To earn an Associate in Science degree in Film, Television, and Electronic Media for Transfer degree a student must complete 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the CSU that consist of IGETC pattern or CSU GE breadth and a major of at least 18 units. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework to receive an associate degree for transfer and all courses in the major must be completed with a C or better. Students earning an associate degree for transfer will not be required to complete any other local graduation requirements.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Select 2 courses from the following:6
    R-TV 01
    Introduction to Electronic Media
    R-TV 28
    Introduction to Writing for Electronic Media
    R-TV 14
    Media Aesthetics
    List A: Select one from each area
    Area 1: Audio Production3
    R-TV 29
    Introduction to Audio Production for Film and Television
    R-TV 11A
    Beginning Radio Production
    Area 2: Video or Film Production3
    R-TV 19A
    Beginning Video Production
    List B: Select one course 3
    R-TV 02
    On-Air Personality Development
    R-TV 24
    American Film History
    R-TV 25
    World Cinema
    List C: Select one course 3
    R-TV 18
    Introduction to Screenwriting
    R-TV 22
    Editing for Film and Television
    Total Units18

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence   

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Contact: Dan SmithTitle: Program CoordinatorContact: dsmith@mtsac.edu

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Location: Building 13-1479Phone: (909) 274-5609